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Lloyd Arthur Snyder, born on March 15, 1944 in Fort Madison, Iowa to Hugh and Hilja "Rose" Snyder. He was the youngest of six children (three girls and then three boys). At an early age, he moved with his family to Plainville, Kansas where he grew up. He and his brothers all helped out at his father's Gambles store, where he learned about salesmanship and service. He also grew up learning to hunt and fish and never lost his love for both, especially fishing.
After graduating from Plainville High School, Lloyd spent four years in the Air Force. He was stationed first at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado, and then at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota. His dream was to become a pilot, but to fulfill that dream, he had to transfer to the Army. There he became a Warrant Officer and did a tour of duty as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He was in the Army for almost three years.
After leaving the service, Lloyd worked for a time for Petroleum Helicopters out of Louisiana, and then spent a short time as a police officer in Wheatridge, Colorado. He soon realized that he needed to return to college and complete his education and settled in Dallas, Texas where he began his studies. It was here in Dallas that he met and married (on July 29, 1972), the love of his life, Florence Hood Snyder.
After graduation from the University of Texas at Arlington, Lloyd worked as an underwriter in the insurance business for many years, both for insurance companies and then later for himself, as a General Agent. After selling his Agency, Lloyd went back to school and obtained an additional degree in nursing. He worked as an RN for about six years, most of that time as a psychiatric nurse. An attack by a patient in 2001 ended his nursing career and sidelined him from most of his former pursuits.
Even though he had many health problems in his later years, he never lost his faith in God, his love of life or his sense of humor. God called him home to his ultimate healing on December 31, 2016.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his Parents: Hugh and Rose Snyder
Sisters: Bernice, Rosalie and Gloria (Buttons)
Brother: Hugh (Zeke)
He is survived by his Wife: Florence Snyder
Brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Margaret Snyder
Children: Terry, Stacey and Kevin
Grandchildren: Alexander, Austin, Hunter, Ashleigh,
Justin and Auriel
Numerous nieces and nephews
22388 Ford Rd.
22388 Ford Rd.