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Obituary: William E. Snyder, Columbus

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William E. Snyder, 83, of Woodlane Drive, died at 12:44 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Snyder retired from the Army National Guard in 1991 as Chief Warrant Officer (CW4), after 43 years of service. He was a former basketball coach for several elementary schools, AAU, PAAL and Boomers.

The funeral will be conducted at 11a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Wes Jones officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Indiana National Guard Ceremonial Unit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the Snyder family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Taylorsville on April 6, 1929, Mr. Snyder was the son of John F. and Flossie B. Oberlies Snyder. He married Phyllis J. Wilber on October 23, 1949.

Survivors include his wife; children, Michael A. Turpin of Brown County, Debbie L. (Ron) Brock of Taylorsville, Terry B. Snyder of Brown County and Anita M. (Bob) Brown of Columbus; a sister, Betty Roupp of Taylorsville; grandchildren, Misty Thomas, Jeff Brock, Jared (Megan) Brock, Brian (Sherry) Snyder, Tricia Snyder, Heather (Shane) Cowan and Kelli (Levi) Miller; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Snyder.

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