Earl "Jim" Snider

TUE - Sep 14, 1943 - WED - Jan 25, 2017
  • Birth Date: TUE - Sep 14, 1943
  • Death Date: WED - Jan 25, 2017
  • Funeral Date: MON - Feb 6, 2017
  • Location: Royal Funeral Home
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Biography: Earl J. Snider, 73, of Battle Creek, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Bronson At Home Hospice Residence. 

Jim was born on September 14, 1943, in Battle Creek, the son of Earl J. and Mary (Forward) Snider. He was a 1960 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and was previously employed by Post Gardens. Jim then served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965. He was previously employed by Eaton Manufacturing and Sperry Rand Corporation where he was assigned to the Battle Creek Federal Center and Kellogg Company. Jim was last employed by the Battle Creek Public Schools for 20 years retiring in 2005. 

Jim married Pam Garrett in October 1969. He later married Helen McMillon in 1977. Jim enjoyed league bowling, the Detroit Lions and Tigers and “oldies” music. He was also fond of swimming and taking care of his lawn. He was a member of the Burnham Brook Center where he enjoyed woodworking. 

Jim is survived by his daughter Denna (David) Crandall of Battle Creek and his grandchildren Steven (Allison Pancost) Hoffman of Battle Creek, Breyden (Laura Hulsey) Hoffman of Kalamazoo and Kirstin Hoffman of Brazil. He also leaves his great grandchildren Leon and Addison Hoffman. Jim is also survived by his step-children Sherry (Todd) Gearhart, Darby McMillon, Danae (Sam) Smith and Angie McMillon all of Battle Creek. 

His surviving siblings are Sharon (Tom) Filyaw of Dayton, TN, Dennis Snider of Pikeville, TN, Debbie (Tom Travis) of Dayton, TN and half-sister Lucille Clark of Pikeville, TN. 

Jim was preceded in death by his step-daughter Becky Carbine in 1980, his father in 1991 and his mother in 2001. 

Visitation will be from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Sunday, at Royal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Monday, February 6, 2017 at Royal Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. www.royalfuneralhome.net

Sunday, February 05, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Royal Funeral Home 
281 Upton Avenue 
Battle Creek, Michigan 49037

Funeral Service
Monday, February 06, 2017
1:00 PM

Royal Funeral Home 
281 Upton Avenue 
Battle Creek, Michigan 49037


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