Gary Lee Snipes

September 21, 1948March 7, 2012

Gary Lee Snipes, 63, passed away March 7, 2012. He was born September 21, 1948 in Worchester, MA to the late Floyd and Evelyn Snipes. He grew up in Lancaster, MA and graduated from Nashoba Regional High, in Bolton. He joined the Navy shortly after graduation and retired after serving his country for 22 years. He then worked at the Arlington Adult Facility in Jax.

Family members include his wife of 27 years, Erlinda Snipes, son Allence (Cheryl) Ribao, daughter Charlene (Jonard) Lamug, brother Robert (Sherryanne) Snipes, sisters Nalene (Max) Snyder, Barbara (Tom) Soldi and Dale McArthur, seven grandchildren, in-laws Virginia (Ray) DeLeon, Claire Quilon, Sonny Par and Greg (Daisy) Par. He was a fun loving guy and will be greatly missed by many family and friends.

Visitations will be held from 6-8pm, Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N. Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held at 10am, Monday March 19, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery with military honors.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, March 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 19, 2012

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Linda (Gebo) Douglass

March 24, 2012

Tudy and family, I am so so sorry for your loss.

Christopher Soldi

March 19, 2012

Every memory I have of Uncle Gary has a laugh or a smile with it. So I will smile now with him as he enjoys his next journey. Take care..
Love Always, Chris

Lillian Lamug

March 19, 2012

Gary, You will be truly missed by many. We love you and will always remember the fond memories of your jokes, laughter, and never ending energy. Rest in Peace uncle Gary.

Ron Sipes

March 18, 2012

It's been along time since we have seen each other. I am very sorry that we have not visited. Erlinda, sorry about Gary, I just heard a few days ago and our prayers are with you and the family.

March 18, 2012

Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved, Gary Snipes. Just know that he has gone home. Laurie McKee and Family (Jacksonville Beach, FL.).

Cheryl Ribao

March 17, 2012

We love you grandpa Gary! We wish we could have been with you in person, but know that we love you very much and will miss you dearly!!! Peace be with you. Love always, Ryder, Paxton, and Rohen

Sherryanne and Bob Snipes

March 14, 2012

Gretchen Schonover (Snyder)

March 14, 2012

I regret that we didn't get to spend as much time together as we should have. But I have good memories from my child of my lovable, loud, and funny Uncle Gary. I was so sorry to hear the news; you will be missed. Say hello to Grandpa and Grams for us~ Love, your niece

Dale MacArthur

March 9, 2012

Uniquely You! You didn't adjust to life but rather, adjusted life to suit you! Twas what was so wonderfully wonderful about you. You never lost the "little boy" gleam in your eye..I am sure it is there now as well! I Love You My Dear Brother

Barbara Soldi

March 9, 2012

You will be missed greatly by all of us who new you. You were such a unique character that we will never see the likes of again. You had the wonderfull ability to make us laugh with all your stories thru the years and especially laughing at yourself. Oh big brother, I can hear you laughing now. Love you, Barbara