Brandon Tovar
Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Service
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Peoria, IL

PEORIA - Brandon Alexander Tovar, age 23, of Dunlap, formerly of Marietta, Ga., passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born Jan. 28, 1991, in Marietta, Ga., he was a son to Amie Snyder and the late Sean Hendrick.

Brandon was an avid sports fan, especially a Georgia Bulldogs fan, who dreamed of one day being a sports recruiter.

He loved to fish, travel and listen to music. Brandon helped coach football in high school, and will be remembered as a person who never knew a stranger.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Amie (Mark) Snyder of Dunlap; four brothers, Logan Snyder of Kennesaw, Ga., Nathan Snyder and Seth Snyder, both of Dunlap, and Chase Hendrick of Marietta, Ga.; maternal grandparents, Debi Torres of San Diego, Calif., and Joe Tovar of Tucson, Ariz.; paternal grandmother, Peggy Hendrick of Austell, Ga.; four uncles, Joey Tovar, Andre Tovar, Eric Tovar and Christian Tovar; as well as aunts, Steffany Torres, Missy Atkinson, Starla and Tina Hendrick.

Brandon was preceded in death by his father; paternal grandfather, Gary Hendrick; and maternal great-grandmother, Patsy Ruth Laird.

Cremation rites have been accorded per the wishes of Brandon.

Memorials may be made in Brandon's memory to TEAM Mal, GTF, c/o Cheryl Belair, 500 Sugar Mill Road, Suite 170A, Atlanta, GA 30350.

Cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services in Peoria.

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Published by Peoria Journal Star from May 23 to May 24, 2014.
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Bo Crady
August 25, 2015
Dearest Brandon,Please look down from heaven and use the beauty witin your shining soul to heal our family.We are missing you and feeling the grief of losing you.I just cannot believe you are gone...Life is not the same...I feel guilt that I am still here and you so young are gone...My heart is broken and I dont know what To do to fix our family.I loved having you here and please forgive me if I pretended you were always gonna be around...I really never thought you'd go... Love Grandma
Debi Torres
July 22, 2015
Cheryl Laird
July 15, 2015
Christie Morton
July 15, 2015
Breaks my heart! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Chan Clapper
July 13, 2015
I miss you Brandon
July 10, 2015
I never met you but it is so obvious to me there was so much beauty and love in your young life. In Heaven there are no tears and only joy. I know you want your loved one's to embrace your caring for them that they celebrate your life.
Nancy Tharpes
July 8, 2015
I love you little guy.
May 21, 2015
Brandon, love you. Even though you were sick you always had a smile on your face. You loved your family very much. Grandma and Grandpa Snyder.
Anita Snyder
July 10, 2014
You quiet yet happy and joyful spirit isn't on this earth. You have brought smiles to many. You are a special person to have gone through all you did and still kept a smile.
I look forward to connecting with you in heaven.
John Purvis
July 9, 2014
Please continue to look over your mother, brothers, and father. They love and miss you dearly. We will help your mom any way we can. Please send your mom a sign that it is okay to ask for that help. We pray you are at peace and in the arms of you previously passed family members! Smile bright!!!
Toni Beckman
July 8, 2014
I love you sweetheart! I still can't believe you aren't with is anymore... Please tell G-Ma I love and miss her too!!
Steffany Torres-Tovar
July 8, 2014
Bran, You were and always will be a light in the hearts of all your family and friends. You were a blessing to so many people. Your sweet smile will be missed. I miss you all the time. I know you're with Dad and PaPa but it doesn't' stop my pain. Your leaving broke my heart into millions of 'PIECES' and now I have no 'PEACE! But now, praise the Lord you, sweet Brandon, are in the perfect peace that you deserve. No more pain no more sorrow. I will love you and miss you forever and always.

Cute Memories:-)
One year older than Kaleb you acted like a big brother always bossing and correcting him.....while observing fish you corrected Kaleb: NO Taleb, not "PISH' its "SISH"! And, he knew you were right.
At car dealership you found a new mustang. Salesman had to promise to save for you until you could drive. You left happy and secure in fact that the car was yours. lol there's so many adorable things you said and did that brought joy to me, PaPa, and everyone else.
MiMi (Peggy) Hendrick Coleman
July 8, 2014
Jackie Waldrop
May 30, 2014
I met Brandon for the first time at the Atlanta airport. I had been asked to pick him up on my way to Vicky Jordan's house. We both had a picture of the other to help us identify each other. I thought this would be an awkward ride not knowing what we would talk about. I knew of his health issues and thought he would be weak, sickly and depressed. Nothing could be further from the truth. Brandon was full of life. He didn't mention health issues he had had since birth. He wasn't depressed and sickly. He was full of life and talked to me like he had known me all his life. I don't believe he ever met a stranger. Brandon lived life to the fullest. He made every second count. He touched many lives and will be terribly missed.
Jackie Waldrop
May 29, 2014
Brandon, When I look at your picture I will always remember that beautiful smile of yours. You will never be forgotten that's for sure! RIP Dear Cousin! Love you, cousin Lupe
May 28, 2014
Great Guy and hard core GEORGIA DAWGS FAN!!! :) RIP Brandon , its time to hang with the angels
Laura Moorman
May 28, 2014
You were my hero. You were one of the biggest influences in my life for a long time. I always knew that when I was down that I could come to you with my problems. You probably are making everyone smile and laugh up there in heaven. I will miss you man but I will see you one day
Taylor Barron
May 28, 2014
Growing up as an only child I was fortunate enough to be raised up with you Bran, even though we may not have been biological it never has and never will matter to me. You are my brother and words can't express just how much I miss you and love you kid. It breaks my heart to think that we can't grow old together but in my heart you'll always be with me and one day we will see each other again and pick up right where we left off just like we always have. I love you Bran.
Kaleb Embrey
May 28, 2014
Much love and respect to the whole family. So sorry for the loss of such a bright and shining young man.
Sharon Sherrill
May 28, 2014
You are one of those people that come few and far in between and shine light on everyone around them. So wise, at such a young age. In the short time we knew each other, you taught me a lot. I wish I had a chance to have gotten to know you better. You will be missed dearly.
Eva Roufe
May 28, 2014
I never had a privilege to meet u but u r always in my heart .... May ur soul rest in peace... Meet u in heaven
Tony Tony
May 28, 2014
Oh my sweet boy. I still look for you to wander in the front door. I still hear your laughter in the walls of my home, your home. I still have the mess you made in the bedroom when you came home a month ago. I can't go in there. Boy, I loved you like a son. It was my great honor to be your Georgia Mother. I will always, always love and miss you honey. I'll see you in the clouds baby. xoxox
Vicky Jordan
May 28, 2014
Aunt Vicky Jordan
May 28, 2014
You shined here on earth and are shining brighter in heaven. Rest in eternal peace you were loved by many, although I never had the privilege to meet you I have prayed for you with your Grandmother Debi Torres and you made an impact on my heart as I see you did on everyone's heart..Sweet Angel Fly High you will be missed <3 love and condolences to all the family may the lord provide you with all the strength and love that you are going to need at this sad time.. Amen~~
Lisa Scardigli
May 24, 2014
Our deepest sympathy for your Loss of such a courageous young man. Sending prayer to all, May the presence of family and friends bring comfort to you all.

Mr and Mrs. Oscar E Tovar and Family.
He will be Missed by all
May 23, 2014
We only spoke a few times, but man, it's true that you really didn't know a stranger, Brandon. You had such a warm, friendly heart. I'm sad we never got to know each other better, but I'm so lucky to have known you at all. It's incredible to see how much love you had and have still. Your family and friends, as well as you, are in my prayers.
Rianne Hinton
May 23, 2014
Mizz you alreadie...
Vanessa Tovar
May 23, 2014
Tracey Stich
May 23, 2014
Condolences from the Specht family. Our hearts are heavy for your sweet boy.
Stefanie Specht
May 23, 2014
Though I never meet you I feel like I have know you thought all the stories and posts from Tina. You will be missed greatly by her. You are now reunited with your Dad. Praying for your family to be strong.
Debbie Myers
May 23, 2014
RIP Just remember your never really gone cause everybody will see you again one day
Heather DeCesaro
May 23, 2014
Denyea and Barry McDonald
May 23, 2014
I will always remember our discussions about sports, family and almost anything under the sun. I will miss seeing the friendship U and my son showed each other. And I will miss U most of all. U were an addition to anyone's life. R.I.P. Brandon.
May 23, 2014
I will miss you Brandon.... You are in heaven now with your dad and grandad....i love you to the moon and back like the one armed fisherman.
Aunt Tina Howard
May 23, 2014
Me and Brandon were fishing one day and his bobber went under the water. I said "Brandon...your bobber's under." He said "I know I'm going to let him take it." as soon as he said those words, his fishing line broke. I said "Well he took it." Brandon's face was priceless and he said "That was my favorite bobber." That wasn't the best part. The bobber was floating on top of the water and the fish was swimming just far enough to where we couldn't get it. It seemed like the fish was taunting Brandon and he was calling it all sorts of names. We couldn't stop laughing. Brandon Alexander Tovar, you will always be my brother and I will never forget the promise I made to you. R.I.P.
Bo Crady
May 23, 2014
Brandon, I will forever love you. You broght love, happiness, and a greater purpose in life for me and PaPa. Even all the wee hours of the morning trips to the hospital (always scary) were a blessing just taking care of you.

You brought joy to so many people both family and friends. Your life was hard but you made it beautiful. You are loved by so many people here, but Jesus loves you more.

See you later when meet again.

Peggy MiMi Hendrick
May 23, 2014
Me and Brandon were fishing one day and I told him that his bobber is under the water...he said "I'm going to let him take it" and as soon as he said those words the fish broke his line...i said "well he took it" his face was priceless. Then he said "that was my favorite bobber" The best part was that the bobber was still on top of the water as the fish was swimming just far enough to where we couldnt get it. It seemed to be mocking brandon. He was calling it all kinds of names. I just could not stop laughing. Brandon Alexander Tovar you will always be my brother. And i will never break my promise to you R.I.P.
Bo Crady
May 23, 2014
"Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death" A part of my heart holds you till we meet again in heaven. Great Grandmother Chelita and Aunt Teri. <3
Teri Tovar Sanchez
May 23, 2014
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