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Lloyd Jett Snider, age 75

Lloyd Jett Snider, 75, of Gould, formerly of Stuttgart, passed away Friday, January 26, at UAMS after an extended illness

Lloyd was born January 15, 1943, to Billie and Buddy Snider.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years, Shirley Bramlett Snider, and his sister, Norma Snider.

He is survived by his two sons, Keith and wife Tracie of Lexington, TN, and Gary and wife Gail of Harrison, AR. His grandchildren are Lauren, Sydney, Taylor and Drew.

He is also survived by his twin sister, Leta Snider Garrison of Searcy, AR.

Lloyd grew up in Brummitt on his parent’s small farm.  He learned early in life how to help his dad on the farm, fish, run trout lines and hunt.

He graduated from DeValls Bluff High School and attended the National Harwood Lumber Inspection School in Memphis, graduating with honors.  He spent most of his life involved in the lumber industry, working for Potlach Lumber and Townsend Lumber Companies and eventually owning his own sawmill at Humphrey.  He was also a member of the Stuttgart Fire Department for 28 years and served as a storm spotter for 35 years.

He had a passion for hunting and fishing which he passed on to Keith and Gary.  He loved teaching them those skills that he learned from his dad.  After they were grown, he continued teaching those skills to other children who were not fortunate enough to have a mentor in their life.

He was blessed to have so many friends, never met a stranger, and could strike up a conversation with anyone. There are few people who do not have a “Lloyd story”.  There is no way a person could make up the stories of his fishing and hunting and deer camp experiences. He was one-of-a-kind.

He loved playing cards with his firemen buddies. He had numerous stories of the shenanigans they pulled on each other whether on duty on not. He loved history, especially American war history.  He loved family reunions, DeValls Bluff and Humnoke reunions, cooking fish for family gatherings, going to the casino, and writing his book about the history of Brummitt.

He was so proud of Keith and Gary and the interest and success they developed in the lumber business.  He loved being “Pawpaw” and bragged constantly about his grandchildren.

In the past several years, Lloyd has enjoyed the companionship of Fay Reynolds, sharing their day to day life, and similar interests, especially deer hunting, fishing, and going to the casino.

For those of us who have shared Lloyd’s life, we honor him today with love for the time we had with him and sorrow for the time we will miss him.

Funeral services will be held at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Humnoke, Arkansas on Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas

10 Comments

  • Jay coker Posted January 28, 2018 11:24 AM

    Wonderful obituary. Well said. Prayer for all of you during this time.

  • Marty Mitchell Posted January 28, 2018 7:16 PM

    Lloyd was indeed a one of a kind with the gift of creating smiles wherever he went. I don’t suppose there’s much better that can be said about any man. I know he will be sorely missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

  • David Harrison Posted January 28, 2018 7:35 PM

    Sorry my prayers are with all

  • Tara Rogers Posted January 28, 2018 10:08 PM

    Prayers for Lloyds family and close friends, thankfully I have “Lloyd Stories”. He was a great man, Lloyd always went out of his say to speak to me. I will miss seeing his smiling face at the hardware store. He was always tinkering with some thing. No matter what life handed him he ran with it. The world need more “Lloyd”. Love always your friend, Tara. 💛

  • Gary brewer Posted January 29, 2018 5:52 AM

    Rest in peace old friend

  • Gary Longnecker Posted January 29, 2018 6:14 AM

    Never in life will I ever meet another person such as Lloyd. I was honored to have him as my friend, buddy, brother, etc. I cannot begin to say about the many great times we had through the years.
    The city of Stuttgart really didn’t realize what kind of a leader in the Fire Service and also doing the storm watching for many years mostly alone. His talent and passion for these go on unmatched in our community still today in my opinion.
    But most of all Lloyd had a big heart for all. He loved his family and friends.
    My life will never be quite the same with my good friend. I’m looking forward to seeing him again at our heavenly home. Maybe we can get a game of spades up.

  • Jane Head Posted January 29, 2018 10:03 AM

    We were honored to have Lloyd as a cousin. He brought joy and happiness to all of us. We will miss him and regret the loss for those who did not know him.. May God bless all the family and especially Leta. Love to all of you and sorry I cannot be with you today. Jane Head

  • Mark and Angie Davis Posted January 29, 2018 9:16 PM

    We were so honored to have known Lloyd Snider. He knowledge of the lumber industry proved to be very valuable to us. He was filled with a vast of knowledge. He was a good person and would help anyone during a difficult time. Prayers for his family and friends.

  • Diann Posted January 30, 2018 8:41 AM

    I love you Lloyd. Girls in the family could only live on the fringes of all your great adventures with Papaw, Maston, Gerald, Clark, Keith, Gary, Mike, and so many others. But how we did and still do enjoy hearing all the stories. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for calling my precious Mother and checking on her and sharing your life with her. She looked forward to your call every day. I don’t understand about relationships in heaven but I can only hope that you are in touch every day and are sharing a new life with your parents and all the Other Sniders who have long been at home with our Heavenly Father. I miss you already. You will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Dorcas DUffey Posted August 20, 2018 4:34 PM

    I want LLoyd’s kids to know that he and SHirley were loved and respected. I am a researcher that worked with him on his Geridge Project. Please contact me at dorcasduffey@gmail.com. Thank you.

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