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Donald David Snyder

Mr. Donald David Snyder of 102 Watlington Drive, South Boston passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his home. 

He was born in Kingwood, West Virginia on Jan. 30, 1956 and was 57-years-old. He was the son of Donald Snyder and Mary Watkins Snyder of Greensburg Penn. who survive and was married to Joy Rowland Snyder for 33 years. 

He was a forestry graduate from West Virginia University and was the senior area forester for Halifax County with the Virginia Department of Forestry. 

He also was a member of Beth Car Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He was also chairman of the Startup Team for Young Life and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America. 

In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include his daughter, Kelly Renee Snyder, of Lynchburg; his son, Andrew David Snyder, of Wilmington, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Cassandra Snyder of Parkersburg, West Virginia and Carol Riley of Reedsville, West Virginia; two nieces, Aubree Riley of Reedsville, West Virginia and Anna Edmunds of Arthurdale, West Virginia; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Hudspeth, and husband Bob of Winston-Salem, N.C. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clay and Ruth Snyder and Leo and Willard Watkins, all of Kingwood, West Virginia. 

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Beth Car Baptist Church, Halifax, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Parnell officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home and other times at his home. 

Those wishing to give memorials should consider Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church Street, Halifax, VA 24558, Young Life, C/O Faith Community Church, 1080 Middle School Circle, South Boston, VA 24592, or a charity of choice. 

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.