Grover Albert Snider

Born: Sat., Sep. 5, 1936
Died: Tue., Mar. 24, 2020


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 26, 2020
Location: Snider Home, 4032 Alvin Walker Road, Blackshear

Graveside Service

Fri., Mar. 27, 2020
Location: Shady Grove Cemetery

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Mr. Grover Albert Snider, age 83, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning (3/24/20) at Memorial Hospital Jacksonville following a short illness of cardiac complications.

Born September 5, 1936 in Chester, TX, he was a son of the late Arthur Asberry and Lillie Pearl Swindell Snider.  He lived many years in Houston, TX before moving to Pierce County in 1994.  He had worked many years as a self- employed carpenter and painter, and was pretty much a Mr. Fix-It. He had also worked locally at True Value and Farmer’s and Builders.  He had most recently worked at Lakeview Golf Course. 

He was a talented guitarist. In his younger years, he had played alongside Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers Band and Rodney Crowell.

He was a faithful and active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear where he also enjoyed attending Sunday school and the Saints of Joy events.

He was a father of his own 5 children, but was a father figure to many others. He lived with an open house policy, always welcoming anyone who needed a place to stay.  He enjoyed spending times with his family, and was the one they all relied on to fix their problems.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Ethel Lowe, Amanda Small, Molly Dorrell, and 3 brothers, Jessie B. Snider, Elmer Snider and Alpo Snider.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mandy Durrance Snider of Blackshear; his children, Gary Snider of Shelton, Washington, Bobby Snider of Billings, Montana, Tammy Malcolm of Billings, Montana, Tonya Snider Chancey (husband Karl) of Blackshear, and Michelle Thomas (husband Kevin) of Bickley; grandchildren, Cody Simmons (Brittney) of Blackshear, Ty Thomas (Taylor), Tuff Thomas, and Tater Thomas of Bickley, Kendra Erven (Jimmy) of Ridgecrest, California, Joyce Posekany (Joe) of Coos Bay, Oregon, Andy Snider of Alabama, Maria Urriza  of Houston, TX; multiple great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; 1 brother, Herman Snider of Pasadena, TX; and many special nieces, nephews, and other relatives that he loved very much.

A private graveside service will take place on Friday (3/27/20) at Shady Grove Cemetery. 

A first ever “drive by” visitation will take place on Thursday evening from 4-6 pm at the home of Mr. Al and Mrs. Mandy Snider, 4032 Alvin Walker Road, Blackshear. The family will be outside of their home should anyone wish to drive through their circular driveway to see them.   

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Eve Purcell
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Mandy, Michelle, Tonya and family,
I do not have the words. I am heart broken for you but rejoicing for Al. He was a great friend. Gonna miss you Albert!

Christine Snider
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Alex and I are sad to learn Albert passed away. Sending our love to you all.

Luenna Snider
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. Albert was a very wonderful man. He will be truly missed.

Leffy (Dink) Landeros
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
My condolences go out to Mandy ,Michelle, Tonya ,and family, as well has prayers for you all.

Dana and Ira Fales
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of Mr.Al... I definitely know he’s gonna be missed so very much. He always had a compliment waiting for me every time I seen him. We love you all, our thoughts and prayers are with y’all .

Paige Coker
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
Our prayers are with you all. Mr. Al will be missed!

With love,
Mark, Paige, Andrew, and Ally Coker

Tammy Allday
   Posted Wed March 25, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know "Papa Al" meant a lot to my daughter and he adored the twins and everything that he did for them did not go unnoticed. I have prayed and prayed and although we never understand, God has a plan and I pray that in that plan, He gives you guys peace and understanding. God Bless and condolences from our family.

Kathi Dorrell Hill
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
There are no words . . . Glen and I are truly heartbroken for all of us who knew and loved him!! To say he was one of a kind is an understatement . . . he was beyond talented and unbelievably funny!! Aunt Mandy, Michelle, Tonya, Bobby, Gary, and Tammy as well as all his grandchildren and great grands, my prayer is that the good Lord will be your footprints in the sand to carry you all through this most difficult time!! Uncle Al was loved beyond measure and there simply are no words to describe how very much he will be missed!!! Please stay safe during these most unusual times in our history . . . We are sending you all virtual hugs and much love!!!
Kathi and Glen Hill

Tammy and Jason Sauls
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Michelle we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort each of you today and the days to come.

Sabrina Walker-Padgett
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Aunt Mandy and girls, I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Uncle Al and Aunt Mandy always made us feel entirely welcome at your home and indeed had a genuine “open door policy”. He will be missed and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Lots of love,

Sabrina and Landon

Jason& Angie Jewell
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
We are so sorry for yals loss, our heart& prayers are with u all we love yal very much.& here if yal need us

Alice Rowland
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Mandy, Michelle and Tonya, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Al was a great man and will be missed. We love y’all and are praying!!!!
Gilbert and Alice Rowland

Stanley and Caroline Blalock
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
We will miss Al and be praying for Mandy and all of their FAMILY. I enjoyed being in the mens sunday school class with him. He had a lot of spritual wisdom for us all.

Marvin Crews
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
I well miss Al

Wanda Wilkinson
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Sorry for your lose Aunt Mandy, Uncle Al was a pain in the butt at times but he made us laugh and we loved him, he will be dearly missed.

Ian and Jeannine McFadyen
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
My friend, Our bucket list included "burning some more chicken". Back in "our" day Al, I thought we made a good team. Thank you for your friendship, support and yes, love.
Did y'all know, there were two Chet Atkins in the world. God has them both: only one of them was called Al. RIP my pal. Ian

Jennifer Dorrell
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Sending love and prayers to all of Uncle Al’s family. I will miss his humor because it could really catch me off guard:) He was one of a kind, just like his service will be. Even though some of the traditional parts of the service have to be adjusted, I hope everyone feels all the love and support that will be there.
Many blessings,
Jennifer Dorrell

Melanie Haager
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
Mandy & family, my heart is so broken. 💔 Just know we would all be there with you if possible. Al will be so very much missed. Sending all my love & prayers. Melanie

Thomas Williams
   Posted Thu March 26, 2020
The thoughts and prayers of the Liberty Baptist Church family are with the Snider family during this time of loss. Our prayer is that the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds and that His peace will be yours. May His grace fill you during these difficult days.

Pastor Thomas Williams

John kling
   Posted Fri March 27, 2020
To the entire family, Willie and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Al was a good neighbor and friend and without a doubt will be missed dearly. He taught me fingerpicking way back when an I still remember the times on ave N. We miss you all!!!!!
Love, the Kling family

Stacy Davis
   Posted Fri March 27, 2020
Sending all of my love and prayers to aunt Mandy and the rest of the family, uncle AL was one of the truly greats.

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