Jennings Archie Snyder

Jennings Archie Snyder, age 81, of Buckhannon, died on Friday, October 20, 2023, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown.  He was born May 16, 1942, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Paul Archie Snyder and Edith Fannie Bragg Reed. 

He was united in marriage on August 5, 1994, to Cheryl Jean Bailey Snyder, who preceded him in death on August 29, 2017.  In addition to his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Chloe Snyder. 

He is survived by two daughters:  Yvette and husband James Squires and Mindi and husband Terry McKisic all of Buckhannon; one son Derek Paul Snyder and wife Angie of North Carolina; special nephew Jeremy and wife Jessica Bailey of Buckhannon, niece Angie Reed of Buckhannon; grandchildren: Destrey P. Snyder, Scott Cook, Levi and wife Abby Bender, Jonah and Rachel Bender, Kane and Korie Bender, Olivia McKisic, Braiden McKisic, Tristan Bailey, and Samuel Bailey; and many cousins.

Archie began his career as a roof bolter and studied to become a certified underground electrician.  He was a proud member of the UMWA, the Fraternal Order of the Moose Lodge Number 598 and the Buckhannon Elks Lodge 1736.  He was an avid auction goer and yard sale-er.  He became an auctioneer after attending school in 1989.  Archie loved riding his Harley with his wife Cheryl all over the country site-seeing and exploring. 

Archie was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force.  He was a member of the Good Hope Tabernacle Church.  He was the owner/operator of Snyder’s Place, “Land of a Thousand Dances”.     Archie was fun loving, and a friend to all.  

At the request of Archie, the body will be cremated.   A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Good Hope Tabernacle Fellowship Hall from 12-3:00 PM.  Online condolences may be extended to the family at  The family entrusted the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service with the arrangements.

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