Richard Charles Snyder, 76, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 7:37 am October 11, 2021 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born November 4, 1944 in Fredrick, Oklahoma to the late Richard F. and Beryl Odessa (Powell) Snyder.
Richard is survived by his significant other of twelve years, Phyllis Crabtree of Mount Vernon; daughter, Staci Mendenall and husband, Craig of Mount Vernon; son, Scott Snyder of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren, Haley Wright and husband, Brandon, Megan Grotefendt, Amber Nelson, Brittany Hosselton and husband, Trevor, Connor Snyder, Emma Snyder, and Nolan Snyder; several great-grandchildren; brother, Roy Snyder and wife, Judy; niece; Sheri Slusher; and nephew, Ray Snyder.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Jacobs.
Richard proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked as a pipe fitter for many years and then later as a driver for Beck Bus Transportation. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Elks. His greatest joy was the time he shared with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Visitation will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Funeral Service will begin at 3:00 pm. The American Legion Post #141 will conduct full military honors following the service. Memorials may be made in Richard’s honor to H.O.O.A.H.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.