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Samuel Bruce "Sam" Snider, Sr.

January 12, 1926 - June 21, 2016

Samuel Bruce “Sam” Snider, Sr., of Virginia Beach, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2016 at the age of 90 years. He was born on January 12, 1926 to the late Rufus and late Lillie (formerly Seagraves) Snider in Jerusalem, NC. After high school, he served his country in the Navy during World War II. Following his service, he worked diligently as a plumber serving the Hampton Roads Area. In his freetime, he pursued extensive hobbies including beekeeping, fishing, and gardening (specializing in tomato, green beans, squash, and zucchini, just to name a few of his crops). Sam was also a member of Tidewater Primitive Baptist Church of Norfolk.

 

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Vera , who on August 9th, he would be celebrating 64 years of matrimony; daughter Christine Snider; son Bruce Snider and his wife Diana; granddaughter Amy Clements and her husband Brian; grandson Sam Snider and his wife Sarah; grandson Shawn Snider; granddaughter Karen Williams and her husband Tim; eight great-grandchildren; sister Ethel Jean; brother Robert; sister Virginia; brother Harold; and sister Doris. Further survived by other relatives and friends.

 

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his brother Rufus and sister Clara.

 

Visitation for Sam will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA) from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the funeral home from 12:00 PM until time of Funeral Service at 1:00 PM. Final rest at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, to follow the services.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions appreciated to Tidewater Primitive Baptist Church. To make a donation, please click HERE.

 

The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by clicking the “post a condolence” button on this page.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Date: Friday, June 24, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Service Information

Date: Friday, June 24, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462



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