Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Earl "Jay" Snider

September 30, 1940 - February 3, 2020
Holland, MI



Thursday, February 6, 2020
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
First United Methodist Church
57 West 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-5205

Life Story / Obituary


Earl “Jay” Snider, age 79, passed away at home with his loving family by his side February 3, 2020.

Jay was born in Hundred, West Virginia and obtained a Civil Engineering degree from West Virginia University, as well as a master’s in business from Wayne State University. He married his high school sweetheart Linda (Cork), relocated to New Orleans, and eventually settled in Jackson, Michigan where he worked 40+ years for Consumers Power. Coming from a small, rural upbringing proved beneficial as Jay developed a successful career, all while maintaining a cattle farm and raising a family. He was a lover of life, nature, trains, WVU football, and most of all his relationship with close friends. A true example of what it meant to be a great husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather.

Jay is survived by his wife Linda and sons: Steven Todd and Anne (Lang) Snider, Darin and Theresa (Yaklin) Snider, along with many extended family in West Virginia and the Carolinas. Most of all he loved his grandchildren, Elizabeth (19), as well as Gavin (8) and Blake (6). We miss you dearly “dad”, “grandpa” and “pappy” and we know you are watching over us until we see you again in Heaven.

Visitation will be from 10-11 am, Thursday, February 6, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 57 West 10th Street in Holland with a private family service to follow.