Mr. Stanley Eugene Snyder

January 6, 1951July 5, 2013

Stanley “Stan” Eugene Snyder, age 62 of East Ridge passed away Friday, July 05, 2013 at his home following a 7 year battle with kidney failure. He was a native of East Ridge, born, January 6, 1951 to the late Virginia Mae and William Howard Snyder, Sr. He was a 1969 graduate of East Ridge High School. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he taught high school bands where he touched a multitude of students’ lives through his teaching of music, life and character. He retired after 28 years of service. Stan was a member of Brainerd Presbyterian Church and formerly East Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors include his brother, and sister-in-law, William H. “Bill” (Dorothy A.) Snyder, Jr. of Sevierville, Tennessee; nephews, William H. “Bill” Snyder, III of Seymour, Tennessee; Albert H. (Amy H.) Snyder of Sevierville; great-niece, Melody A. Snyder of Seymour; a host of close “fellowship” friends, church peers and cousins. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the East Chapel with Rev. Paul Whaley officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Tom Hammett officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brainerd Presbyterian Church; your local animal shelter; or the Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37412.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mr. Stanley Eugene Snyder

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Carolyn Guinn

August 2, 2014

You will always be remembered. Thanks for the musical memories.

Sarah Ramsey

May 30, 2014

I just learned today of Mr. Snyder's passing and wanted to share with you my deepest condolences. Mr. Snyder was always there for his students and there was never a time I felt I couldn't tell him anything and everything that I was going through or needed help with. I went through a lot of hard times during high school and had it not been for the band and Mr. Snyder's encouragement, I probably would not be who I am today. Mr. Snyder will be sorely missed and never forgotten. His music lives on in the hearts of all the students and lives that he touched. I'll miss you, Mr. Snyder.

Debby Coplon

July 24, 2013

Stan, you were a kind man with a positive influence on many lives. You will be missed.

Dana Beaty

July 11, 2013

Sorry for your lost, Stan was a leader (band director) for many kids including two of mine. I was the band's treasurer for many years. He was always that teacher the kids went to for help or guidance. He will be sadly missed by numerous kids (now adults), but will always be with them in their music.

Jill Patton

July 10, 2013

A remarkable person who touched the lives of so many. He will be missed but never forgotten. My condolences to his family.

Melinda Owens

July 9, 2013

Stan was a wonderful human being. He was my band director at Lookout Valley High School in the 80s. I remember Stan as a very kind and caring teacher, who was serious about his job, his example to us as youth, and to his professionalism as a musician. He will be sorely missed and forever remembered. My condolences to his family.

Vicki Bogan

July 9, 2013

O my friend, have not seen you since the early '70s but have thought of you many times over the years. Your effervescent personality, your willingness to have fun and your musical ability will forever be in my heart! Go tubas and baritones ...

Wally Stern

July 8, 2013

Stan was a good friend, classmate, and fellow band member from East Ridge Jr. High, High School, and UTC. We had alot of great times and good memories. He worked so hard to keep us all in touch with each other through the years and I am connected with so many old friends because of Stan's efforts. He will be missed by so many.

Joan Smith

July 8, 2013

Stan Snyder was one of those teachers who truly loved his job and inspired his students. I will always remember him. (Signal Mtn. Jr. High Band 1973-1976)

Clinton Slayton

July 8, 2013

I am sorry that I did not learn of this in time to attend his services, Stan was big on reunions, but this is not the kind I was looking forward to. Stan and I attended the same classes (every grade in the same classroom) at Anna B Lacey and we remained friends all through high school and college. He was a friend for as long as I can remember having friends, and I will miss hearing form him.