October 29, 1954 – March 10, 2018
TUSCALOOSA - Gary Randall ""Randy"" Snyder, age 63, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., went to his heavenly home March 10, 2018. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Taylorville Baptist Church with Dr. Curtis A. Kelley and Rev. Matthew Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Prayer Garden in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be 6 – 9 p.m. Monday at the church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Darlene Snyder and brother-in-law, Mark Kelley. Survivors include his wife, Krista Kelley Snyder; daughter, Keely and Michael Duke; son, Andrew and Kaysi Snyder; sisters, Rita Richardson (Ken) and Lisa Hutchins (John); brother-in-law, Matthew Kelley (Lydia); father, Grover Snyder; grandchildren, Ike, Maggie Kate and Lucy Randall Duke, Cooper Ryan Snyder and Will Hutchinson; nephews and nieces include, Todd Richardson, Taylor and Brandon Hughes, Stephanie and Eric Lezatte, Nick Kelley, Elisa Kelley (Reid Colgrove), Katy Kelley and Madison Owen; and parents-in-law, Curtis and Barbara Kelley. Randy retired from the Post Office in 2013 after 33 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, spending time with family and friends and watching Alabama football. He adored his ""grands"", as he called them, and was the best Pop there could ever be. Many words have been used to describe Randy, especially during these last four years: ""strong"", ""courageous"", ""gritty"", ""tenacious"", ""warrior"", but one phrase was especially true, ""he was made of something different."" If you knew him, you knew this to be true. If you knew him, you knew why this was true. Randy's passionate purpose was the evidence of his relationship to Jesus Christ. Saved at the early age of nine, and being raised by godly parents, Randy was assured of his eternity. Married to his wife, Krista, of almost 39 years, he led his own family with integrity. His sense of humor and dry wit filled us with fun and laughter. He loved people with joy and truth. He was a man of prayer and stood firmly on the Word of God, typically being slow to speak, but quick to encourage. Blessed are we who knew him, and we can only imagine the reunion on the Glorious Day. Pallbearers will be Dan Meherg, Mike Lovejoy, Jerry Hoggle, Steve Keith, Don Pool, Phillip Guin, Gregg Mitchell, Robert Wallace, Steve McCracken and Chris Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Mark and Renee Lide, Harold and Holli Moss, Gil and Janice Brown, Kelvin and Pam Goodman, Carol New, DeWayne and Suzanne Toxey, Terry Avery, Aaron and Jennifer Tennyson, Dr. Racquel Innis-Shelton, Dr. Eric Wallace, BMT Staff at UAB, members of Taylorville Baptist, members of Ridgecrest Baptist, members of New Beginnings, U.S. Postal Service in Tuscaloosa, clinicians and families of Communication Advantage, faculty and staff of Tuscaloosa City Schools and neighbors of Woodbank. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Taylorville Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of West Alabama.
- Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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