GARY L. SNODGRASS, age 62, of South Charleston, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 6:10 a.m. at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on January 4, 1950 in Jamestown to James “Leo” and Bertha M. Reno Snodgrass. He was a 1968 graduate of Greeneview High School, a member of the Ross Champs 4-H Club and FFA. He retired from the International Harvester Company in 2010 and worked for many years on the family farm. He was a US Marine veteran, a member of the Fielding Masonic Lodge of South Charleston and a member of the Grace Community Church of South Solon, where he had served in various positions on the church board and currently was serving as the Second Elder. Gary was an avid Buckeye fan, enjoyed golfing and loved spending time with his grandsons, but his greatest joy and passion was serving his Lord and Savior as a witness for Christ to everyone he met.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Richard Snodgrass, sister Berneda Shipley and brothers-in-law Paul Shipley and Keith Peterman.
Survivors include his loving wife Peggy Stephenson Snodgrass, whom he married on November 4, 1970; his children Christy (Mike) Routzahn and Jason (Valerie) Snodgrass; grandchildren Jacob Routzahn, Preston, Austin and Camden Snodgrass; sisters Virginia Peterman of Florida and Betty (Harold) Sebastian of London and sister-in-law Bonnie Snodgrass of Washington CH. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at the Grace Community Church of South Solon with Pastor Bruce Sigman officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In keeping with his wishes, cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Community Church, 7224 E. Main St., South Solon, OH 43153.
The family would like to give a special thank you to their church families and the South Charleston community for the care and support of Gary and his family.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Summers Funeral Home of Washington CH.
Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com