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Ruby Blair Snyder

May 29, 1930 — November 2, 2023

Siler City

Ruby Blair Snyder of Siler City, NC, age 93, passed away on November 2, 2023.  She is survived by her son, Greg Snyder, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Snyder, of Myrtle Beach, SC; granddaughter, Karen Halleran, and her husband, Sean Halleran, of Charlotte, NC; granddaughter, Dana Snyder, and her fiancé, Kyle Petty, of Calabash, NC; grandson, Nicholas Worthington, and his girlfriend, Leanna McKay, of Burlington, NC; great-grandchildren, Shea Halleran and T.J. Halleran; niece, Paula Peele, of Greensboro, NC; nephew, Mike Meyers, of Greensboro, NC; and great-nephew, Mike Stout, of Greensboro, NC. 


Ruby was born in Siler City, NC on May 29, 1930 to Paul and Donnie Blair.  She was predeceased in death by her husband, William Gibson “Bill” Snyder, daughter, Donna Worthington, and her siblings, Inez Blair, Frances Pickett, and Zadie Meyers.  She was the youngest of four sisters. Her father died when she was 2, leaving her mother to raise all four girls on her own. Ruby graduated from Siler City High School and worked in the medical field for the duration of her career. She was married to Bill Snyder for 59 years. They were inseparable, although Ruby would say that her mother loved Bill before she did!  Bill had the opportunity of a lifetime to play baseball for the LA Dodgers, but came home early to be with Ruby when they learned they were expecting their first child. Ruby was always his first priority. Bill and Ruby spent many summers with family, friends and grandchildren, vacationing at their favorite place, Myrtle Beach, SC. They were charter members and Sunday school teachers at West End United Methodist Church where they served for many years. Every meal at Ruby’s was sure to please, offering many southern dishes and plenty of dessert options! Ruby was a loving grandmother who succeeded in creating countless wonderful memories for her children and grandchildren.


The family extends their sincere thanks to Coventry House in Siler City, NC, White Oak Manor Rehab in Rock Hill, SC, and Helms-Gordon Residential Care Home in Fort Lawn, SC for the care staff provided Ruby, and to the Hospice staff who provided great comfort and solace to Ruby and the family with her passing. Those wishing to honor and remember Ruby may donate to a charity of your choice.  


A graveside service will be held on November 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Siler City, NC.



Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Snyder family.


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