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Gregory "Greg" C. Snyder

December 22, 1942February 12, 2021
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Gregory C. Snyder "Greg", age 78, of Knoxville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord, Friday, February 12, 2021 surrounded by family. He was a 1960 graduate of Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy. Greg went to Castle Heights Military Academy. He entered into the Marine Corps in 1962. Greg was a member of The National Marines Baseball Team. Upon his completion of service, Greg attended the University of Tennessee. He played for Bill Wright on the UT baseball team. Greg played several seasons with the Knoxville Bears Football Team. He was a mentor to several youth through coaching football in South Knoxville. He comprised a record of 84 - 2 over 8 years. Greg loved spending time with his family and grandkids, known as "Big Daddy".

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayman and Mary Snyder; and brother, Timmy Snyder.

Greg is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sandy Pease Snyder; son, Shawn Snyder (Amanda); daughter, Shannon Reeves; grandchildren, Aiden Snyder, Madison Reeves, Gavon Reeves and Brenley Snyder; sister, Cheryl McClure (Harry).

The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel Cox and his staff for their care and friendship, also the wonderful staff with UT Hospice and their nurses who are "Angels".

Family will receive friends, Wednesday February 17, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, Tennessee. Celebration of Life to follow at 7:00 PM. Family and friends will meet at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 for a 2:00 PM graveside service. Full military honors provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorials be made in Greg's honor to Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), 11800 US-11 East, Lenoir City, TN 37772.

  • FAMILY

  • Sandy Pease Snyder, Wife
  • Shawn Snyder (Amanda), Son
  • Shannon Reeves, Daughter
  • Aiden Snyder, Grandchild
  • Madison Reeves, Grandchild
  • Gavon Reeves, Grandchild
  • Brenley Snyder, Grandchild
  • Cheryl McClure (Harry), Sister
  • Wayman and Mary Snyder, Parents (deceased)
  • Timmy Snyder, Brother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

Gregory "Greg" C. Snyder

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Mark & Karen Milani

February 28, 2021

Sandy & family: We were so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. So many wonderful memories of Greg at Pease Furniture. You both were always very friendly & gracious at the store & Greg was simply a fine person. Our sincere sympathy; thoughts & prayers are with you every day.

Mark & Karen Milani

Ron & Reba Thomas

February 19, 2021

Sandy and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. We have wonderful memories of basketball at the Boy’s Club when Shawn and Brad were there.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to you.

George Cotter

February 17, 2021

Sorry to hear about Greg , I am shocked.
We played football at HCBA ,we lost some
Games, but we won some too. Sorry i
Can’t make it to the service. God bless
Everyone.

George cotter

John Billie Proffitt

February 17, 2021

Billie and I are so sorry for your loss Greg was Our son Johnny football coach everyone loved Greg and Sandy our prayers are with you durning this time. He helped so many .people..on the ball field and with Pease furniure,praying for the family. Thank you. John Proffitt

Luis DEL RIO-HCBA '62

February 17, 2021

Condolences and prayers to the family and friends of my classmate Greg Snyder. RIP

Paul Nichols

February 15, 2021

Very sorry to learn of Greg’s passing. Our prayers are with the entire family.

Janie Richards

February 15, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Greg. God bless Sandy, and his family and friends. My sincere condolences to all. With love and prayers,

charles darnell

February 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of Greg's passing. He was a really great man who did a lot of good for kids in South Knoxville. He will be missed by so many. Praying for the family.

Diana McGuire

February 14, 2021

Sandy so sorry for
Your loss love and prayers

Melinda Little

February 14, 2021

Sandy and family,
Greg was a big part of a lot of lives over the past 40 years! We all have a lot of wonderful memories especially where baseball, football, and basketball were concerned. He will be sadly missed by all and I will keep you in my prayers.
Melinda Little

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