Grant Wilson Snider
Grant Wilson Snider, age 90, died Sunday April 19, 2009, at Tuscany Gardens in Pataskala. He was born in Fairfield County on September 25, 1918, to William O. and Daisy Belle (Magley) Snider.
He moved to Etna Township when he was a year old and resided there for his remaining 89 years. He married Pauline "Polly" Keller on January 4, 1948. Grant was a member of the Etna United Methodist Church for over 78 years. He was also graduated from Etna High School, where he played catcher on the 1936 State Championship Baseball Team. He was the last surviving member of this team. He was a member of the Etna Alumni Association. He was a self employed meat cutter and owned Grant Snider Custom Meats in Hebron for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Galen Duane; sister, Ruth (Snider) Handley; and brother, Elmer Snider. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him including his wife; sons, Randy (Linda) Snider of Etna and Mark(Melissa) Snider of Grandview; grandchildren, Kandee (Dan) Engle of Etna, Kyle (Kim) Snider of Pataskala, Anna, Grace and Luke Snider of Grandview; and greatgrandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kaleb Snider of Pataskala, Sophee and Skyler Engle of Etna. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Freda (Mrs. Elmer) Snider of Pataskala and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grant was an avid outdoorsman who loved sports and traveling. But more than these, he truly loved the Lord. His constant faith was a wonderful example to many.
His family will receive friends on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Hoskinson Funeral Home, 285 East Main St. (US RT 40) in Kirkersville, where an on-line guest register and video tribute is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.
Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in the Etna United Methodist Church with Pastor Chip Koch, Celebrant. Friends will also be received from 1- 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be made to the Etna United Methodist Church Building Fund.