James Vaughn Snyder

October 3, 1941July 30, 2018

James V. Snyder, 76, of Sarasota Florida passed away Sunday July 30, 2018.

Jim was born in Noblesville Indiana and moved to Canton Ohio in 1954. It was there in his high school years that he met his future wife Kathie. After leaving school he joined the National Guard, returning to Ohio when his commitment ended. Jim and Kathie we’re married in 1961. Jim moved his family to Sarasota in 1973 and was immediately hired at Darby Buick. His love of cars combined with his positive personality were a great fit and he soon was given A management position at Darby Buick. After 12 years he decided it was time to go into business for himself and started Snyder Motor Company first in Osprey and later on Clark Road in Sarasota. Jim truly loved people and would always introduce himself and Initiate a conversation. Many of his long-term friendships began this way. He loved and was loved by his family, and his input was always important to everyone in the family.

They had three sons: Jeffrey (Lindsey), James Victor, who lived briefly for one day, and John. They have four grandchildren, Adam (Heidi), Ryan, Autumn, and Taylor Ertl (Dustin) and 3 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday August 3, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, 40 North Orange Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday morning, August 4, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239.

Interment service will be at 11:00am on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Sunset Hills Burial Park, 5001 Everhard Road NW, Canton, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 5885 86th St. N., St. Petersburg, Florida 33709.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, August 9, 2018

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