Paul R. Snapp

May 23, 1927June 12, 2021

Paul Reed Snapp, 94, of Evansville, Indiana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Linda E. White Hospice House. Paul was born in Russellville, Illinois on May 23, 1927, to the late Earl Harold and Emma (Caughran) Snapp.

He graduated from Lawrenceville High School in 1945 and attended Lockyear Business College. Paul served honorably in the United States army from Nov. 1951 — Oct. 1953, stationed in Germany for 18 months. Paul retired from George Bosler Leather Co. of Louisville, Kentucky in 1998. He worked 51 years in the shoe supply business. Paul was a member of Christian Fellowship Church, the Upper Room Class and the Bill Gilles support group. He served on the hospital visitation team for 30 years and he considered that to be his personal ministry. He also served at bereavement dinners and ushered at the 8 o'clock service. Paul was a member of the Christian Business Men's Bible Study and an active member at Bob's Gym West. He was thankful to be able to travel with his son on the Honor Flight, April 16, 2016.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Pauline "Polly" (Travis) Snapp and granddaughter, Megan Snapp.

He is survived by his daughter, Lynda Reid (Bob) of Evansville, Indiana and son, David Snapp (Shelley) of Albion, Illinois; grandchildren, Amanda Michel (Andrew) of Evansville, Indiana, Joy Gifford (James) of Albion, Illinois, Laura Merten (Patrick) of Evansville, Indiana, Sam Reid (Lindsay) of Evansville, Indiana and Emily Brawner (Joseph) of Evansville, Indiana and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister-in-law Barbara Bowles (Bill) of Fairland, Indiana and his nephews and nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburgh Road, officiated by Rev. David Neidnagel and Rev. Nathan Hazel, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Alexander West Chapel and Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburgh Road.

Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021


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Amy Mackey

June 15, 2021

Paul had such a warm, caring smile and personality to match. His son David is a living memorial to his dad!

Sam Whitaker

June 14, 2021

Paul was one of the nicest men that I ever had the pleasure to know. He had a great sense of humor and was a true Christian man who loved the Lord and spoke of the Lord to everyone he came in contact with. I'm going to miss seeing him come into the gym in the mornings... God gained an Angel and one of the nicest guys I ever knew.

Rest easy Paul
We love and miss you
-Sam Whitaker