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Leroy Snyder

Leroy Snyder

On Wednesday morning November 25, 2020. Leroy Snyder age 93, of Quincy passed on to be with his Lord following his battle with Covid 19. Leroy was born in Brown County, IL on July 9, 1927, a son of Dallas and Della (Meado)Snyder.

Leroy had worked as a meat-cutter for Amen's and Watkins Markets is Quincy. He then went on to work for B&W Truck Salvage as a parts salesman. He continued working as a car transporter for local auto dealerships.

He was a member of Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church.

In his retirement he mowed lawns and became known as the "Elm Street Handyman" to his neighbors who he was always ready to help-out in any way he could. He was happy to sit out on his front porch waving at and visiting with those who walked by.

Leroy is survived by his daughter Janice ( Bob ) Shupe of Lima, IL; Three grandchildren, Sherry Totsch; Dean (Mary Kay) Shupe and Darren (Emily) Shupe. Ten Great-Grandchildren, Jessie (Andrea) Allensworth; Wendy (Jerod) Miller; Hannah Totsch; Katlyn (Cole) Jones; Danie (Kasey) VaLeu; Vince Shupe; Anna, Amber, Tucker and Dexter Shupe. Six Great-Great Grandchildren, Kaden, Karlee and Kendyl Miller; Case and Beau Allensworth and Georgia Jones. A sister-in-law Mary Snyder; and brother-in-law Ki Nooe and many nieces and nephews also survive.
He is preceded in death by his parents; His wife Luella (Wheatly) Snyder and wife Frances (Ballard) Snyder siblings; three sisters, Desta Snyder, Wanda Nooe and Phyllis Bush and seven brothers, Donald, Wallace, Wilbur, Ty, and Gary Snyder and Delbert and Kenneth Charles in infancy.

Leroy's family extends their gratitude to Blessing Hospital and the guardian angels on the Second Floor who stayed at his bedside caring for him.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Friends and family are invited to graveside services on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Quincy Memorial Park. Those attending are kindly asked to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Memorials are suggested to Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church.

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From:
Lois Hendrickson
Lima, IL
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Janice and family- sending you prayers and much love at this time. Gene and Lois
From:
Connie Hornberger
Ocala, FL
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Sincere sympathy to his family. He never knew a stranger.
From:
Penny Hoener
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Janice and family I so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Doug Miller
Quincy, IL
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I have known Leroy for a long time. We went to church at Burton. Then I walked into Melrose one sunday morning and there he was again in my life. He always had a smile on his face and good handshake. I will miss seeing him at church. I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Kathey & Rick Helton
Knoxville, IL
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Janice and families, So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to loose your daddy. Love and hugs ❤️
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Bruce and Shirley Tode
Quincy, IL
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Janice
So sorry to hear of your loss, even though you were blessed to have your Dad many years. Prayers coming your way
From:
Sondra Snydet
Quincy, IL
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I met Leroy and his wife way back in First Presbyterian days. The worship service was somewhat formal and I tried to be dignified. He’d grin at me or wink, doing his best to get me tickled when I was trying so hard to be dignified serving communion or taking the offering. Ever since, he could tell a story better than anyone and get me laughing so hard I’d have tears.
He will be missed,
From:
Carolyn & Harold Turner
Quincy, IL
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We will really miss him when we finally get back to in person worship at Melrose. He was always so friendly and happy to see you. Praying peace and great memories for all of you.
From:
Cindy Sprinkle
Quincy, IL
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I’m employed at Broadway Hy-Vee, and will miss talking to Mr Snyder, he always had a smile on his face. Sending prayers to your family
From:
Hal Koenig
Quincy, IL
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Always a joy to talk with him and enjoy his cookies. He will be missed! Last words he said to me were Thank You. Leroy used those words many times.
From:
Leigh & Jane Conover
Quincy, IL
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Sending our sympathy. He will be missed at Melrose Chapel--always a smile and interesting conversation.
From:
Lavada Crane
Palmyra, MO
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Janice, your dad was the best, don't think he ever knew a stranger. HUGS
From:
Pat Miller
Quincy, IL
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Leroy gave the best hugs. And so ko d to everyone he met. I felt like I had known him all my lofe. He will be greatly missed at Melrose Chapel. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Sheila Oberling
Quincy, IL
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Dear Janice,
I am so sorry for your loss. Seeing your Dad and hearing his sweet memories of the baby mice story warmed my heart.
He was a great man.
Prayers for you and your family.
From:
Lois T Coonrod
Quincy, IL
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Leroy was one of the back row folks at Melrose. He always gave hugs and a smile. It will be strange his not being at church to greet me when we go back. Leroy will be missed. RIP Leroy
From:
Vickie and Lowell Glas
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We’ll miss Leroys smiling face and warm greeting when we entered church. He was truly a joy to know and leaves a big void
In our Melrose family. Our sincere condolences.
From:
Karen King
Quincy, IL
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A wonderful neighbor! Generous with his time and always available to lend a hand. I will miss his stories and his neighborly wave everytime I drove passed his house. My sincerest sympathies to all of his family and friends. See ya on the other side, Leroy, my friend!