Guy Thomas Snyder, Sr.
November 25, 1939 – October 27, 2020
IRMO – Guy Thomas Snyder, Sr., 80, entered peacefully to his heavenly home on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Born on November 25, 1939 in Cumberland, Maryland, he was the son of the late Joseph (Sr.) and Ruth Snyder.
Known as Tom to many friends, he had many accomplishments throughout his lifetime. He grew up in Cumberland, Maryland, and graduated from Fort Hill High School, where he was a star athlete in football. He attended the University of South Carolina on scholarship for football, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Tom became an entrepreneur who enjoyed exploring business opportunities. He later started a small family business, Snyder Pneumatics, that grew into Snyder Corporation. He closed the company after approximately 25 years and retired to his home on Lake Murray. Tom was also active in the Sertoma Club of Irmo, where he made many lasting friendships. He was always known for his charm, quick wit, and business sense.
Tom was a devoted father and amazing Pap, a title he carried with the most pride. His greatest passion was spending time with family and friends, reminiscing about the good ole days. His words of wisdom, love, and support for his family will be greatly missed. Tom’s legacy will forever live through all that had the pleasure of knowing him. He lived life to its fullest.
He is survived by his son, Kyle (Denise) Snyder; daughter-in-law, Rita Snyder; grandchildren, Nicole (Nathan) Craig, Chelsea (Jonathan) Norris, Dalton and Tanner Snyder; great grandchildren, Canon and Thea Craig, Liam and Amelia Rose Norris; and a niece and nephews that were loved tremendously. He was predeceased not only by his parents, but also his son, Tom Snyder, Jr.; siblings, Joseph L. Snyder, Jr. and Terry A. Snyder, Sr.; former spouse and lifelong friend, Donna Snyder.
The family would like to extend special appreciation to Compassionate Care Hospice.
Donations in Tom’s memory can be made to Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, Irmo Sertoma Club or American Heart Association.
A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, Lexington, SC.
Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, is assisting the family.
Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church
PO Box 131, Lexington, SC 29071
Irmo Sertoma Club
PO Box 21936, Columbia, SC 29221
- American Heart Association
Celebration of Life
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Guy Thomas Snyder, Sr.
November 3, 2020
I'm truly lost for words. Uncle Pudge was and will always be my Mentor. His words and long conversations brought me so much comfort in some really hard times. You'll always be loved, admired,respected,missed. Uncle Pudge spread your wings and fly high. Love you BUNCHES.
October 30, 2020
Kyle, I am very sorry for your loss. He was a very special man and someone we all enjoyed spending time with. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time. Love Melba