Amon Newton Snyder

Dec 17 2012

93 year old Amon Newton Snyder of Alexandria died Sunday at his residence. He had spent many years in the DeKalb County School System as a teacher and principal of DeKalb County High School. Born in DeKalb County, Snyder was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria where he was a deacon, past Sunday School director, past church training director, and church treasurer for 33 years. Snyder served in the U.S. Army and Air Force from 1942-1945. He was a Mason, a Scottish Rite, and a member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge #175. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Alexandria. Michael Cantrell, Don Elmore, and Curt Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday from noon until the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Roscoe Snyder and Jennie Hendrixson and two sisters, Stella Corley and Lacye Mullinax. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lucy Snyder of Alexandria. Children, Jeffrey and wife Lou Ann Snyder of Alexandria, Penny and husband David Thompson of Alexandria, and Jamie and wife Twyla Snyder of Dickson. Grandchildren, Megan Thompson of Lebanon, Shelley Snyder of Ft. Worth, Texas, Drew Thompson of Alexandria, Levi Snyder of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Winston Snyder, Colton Snyder, and Holden Snyder all of Dickson. Nieces and nephews, Billye and husband Harold Foster, Charles and wife Jan Mullinax, Greg and wife Judy Corley, and Martha Corley. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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