Donald R. Snyder

May 19, 1929 ‒ October 02, 2018

Jelloway, Ohio

Donald R. Snyder, age 89, of Jelloway, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon, Ohio, after a brief illness. Donald was born in Fredericktown, Ohio, on May 19, 1929 to the late Alva and Martha (Martz) Snyder.

Donald graduated from Danville High School. After high school he was drafted into the US Army and served his country proudly in Korea.  Donald, “mayor of Jelloway” worked at Flxible Corp. for 40 years and also worked with his son Dave on the farm.  He attended Jelloway Methodist Church.  Donald’s greatest love and enjoyment was his grandkids.

He is survived by his son, Dave (Nanette) Snyder; grandchildren, Heath and Sydney Snyder; brother, Ralph Snyder; sisters, Velma Hunt and Helen Oney; several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Donald is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis (Hillier) Snyder; son, Duane Snyder; sister, Mary Jenkins; brothers, Clarence and Roy Snyder.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Jelloway United Methodist Church: 21248 Wooster Rd, Danville, OH 43014 at 1:30 PM. Burial will take place in Jelloway Cemetery.

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  • Our deepest sympathy to “The Mayor of Jelloway’s” family. We always enjoyed meeting Don and Phyllis and reminiscing about the men’s time at Flexi. We are sharing in your loss and both Don and Phyllis will be missed. May it help to know that you have friends who are remembering them both fondly. Sincerely, Dick and Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Deepest Sympathy and prayers for the family of Don. Don & I worked together for a number of my 30 years spent at Flxible. He was always a joy to all around him with his quick wit and willingness to be of help at any time.
    Ron Beck

  • I have many fond memories of Don and Phyllis. They were such great life-long friends of Mom and Dad, going square dancing and just visiting. I’m pretty sure Don knew everyone on the planet, and I learned never to be surprised wherever I ran into him. I saw the light in his eyes extinguished when he lost Phyllis. Now, the four of them are reunited. Our condolences on your loss. – Eric and Elaine (Elliott) Siekkinen, Danville

  • Sympathies and prayers go to Don’s family. I’ve know Don for 35 plus years while working at Flxible. He was such a pleasant person to work with and to be around. I have many fond memories of him. We always had great conversations whenever we met.
    Gregg Beechy

  • For many years Don and Phyllis would visit the tomato show and park at my house. We would talk about are kids and grandkids. I always looked forward to those conversations. My prayers go out to Dons family. Sincerely Gary N Snyder.