Phillip Lee Snyder


Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | August 16, 2022

Phillip Lee Snyder, 83, of Stevens Point, Wisconsin passed away on August 12, 2022, at Willow Brooke Senior Living.

At Phillip’s request, no services will be held.  Instead, the cremains will be spread in Florida with a memorial service held in Pennsylvania at a later date.  

He was born on December 31, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA.  Phillip was the son of Rex Edward Foster and mother Nada Verdella Townsend.  He later married Cheryl Lynn Hankins Snyder who preceded him in death.

He was an over-the-road truck driver during his working career.  He honorably served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1959 – 1963.

He enjoyed flying model airplanes, boating, driving, fishing, watching TV and anything regarded as open space.  He really enjoyed camping with family and reunions.  He was “famous” for “Purple Honyiak.” Anyone that knew him well was one at least once!  Additionally, he was known for adding the phrase “a saurus” to every life experience good or bad.  

He is survived by his siblings: Sandy Foster Boyd, Edward (Olga) Foster, Ron Foster, and Debbie (Kevin) Foster Ferrara;  step-children: Donna (Robert) Thompson, Peter (Sassithorn) Zuge, Bethany (Aaron) Polchowski, Jesse Zuge, many nieces and nephews  Denise Boyd, Kimberly Boyd, Dennis Boyd, Billy Boyd, Michael Boyd, Jimmy Foster, Robert Foster, Jesse Foster, Keith Lumley, Shannon Lumley, Breeze Degen, Heyleigh-Lynn Holbert, Mike Foster, Jason Foster, Shawn Foster, Brian Foster, and Joshua Foster; as well as  grandchildren: Randy, Wyatt, Jerrid, Tyler, Benjamin, Joseph, Sarah, Nathan, Haddie, and Emma; and great-grandchildren: Devin, Kyrie, Conor, and Mia. Phillip had many great nieces and nephews that all loved their “Uncle Lee.”

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father: Rex Foster; Step-father Richard Wise; his mother Nada Townsend; sister: Sandra; and brother: Dana.

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.

Originally published August 16, 2022.

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