Richard Hume "Dick" Snider

SNIDER, RICHARD HUME "DICK," of Louisville, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at his home, two days shy of his 90th birthday. He was born in Taylorsville, KY to the late Courtney S. and Mary Hume Snider. He was an Army Air Corp veteran of World War II and the pilot of a B-24 that set a record for one of the longest bombing runs during the war. He was a retired furniture manufactures' representative and a former president of the Kentucky Wholesale Furniture Rep. Association. He was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Libbie Graham Snider; his three children, Gene S. Snider (Alice), R. Wayne Snider (Claudia) and Leslie R. Shell (David White); his six grandchildren, Laura Wilson, Melissa Willis, Katie Snider, Kyle Snider, Courtney Shell and Tyler Shell; and three great-grandchildren, Ainsley, Jackson and Ava. A service to celebrate Dick's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue. Interment at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central at Radcliff, KY. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday. Expressions are requested to his church or Hosparus. Arrangements entrusted to Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home.

Published in The Courier-Journal on June 4, 2008