James “Jim” Snyder, 71, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 17, 1949 in Brazil, Indiana to the late James and Janet (Lawson) Snyder. Jim attended Staunton High School and served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Christine Tickner on November 17, 1996. Jim worked as a janitor for the Clay Community Schools, and as a security guard for Great Dane and Columbia Records.
Jim loved working with his hands, he could fix anything with an engine, loved his Harley Davidson’s and Mustangs. He also enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and playing basketball. James was preceded in death by his sister, Odetta Lowe; brother-in-law, Don Lowe; and a nephew, Jason Lowe.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Snyder of Brazil; sons, J (Connie) Carter, of Crawfordsville, Mickey (Lori) Carter of Rockford, Michigan; daughters, Karen (Rich) Usher, of North Carolina, Lonnie Youngblood of Brazil, Patty Overpeck of Terre Haute, Jammie Snyder of Brazil, Jackie Snyder of Brazil, Niki Lane of Indianapolis; sister, Marshia (Jerry) Lowe of Cloverdale; eighteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended family.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 Noon Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Poplar Cemetery in Brazil with Pastor John Pierce officiating. The family will accept friends for visitation on Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at the cemetery.
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