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Terry Snyder at Heartbeat Farms. (Photo from

Terry Snider at Heartbeat Farms. (Photo from

Terry Joe Snider

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Longtime villager Terry Joe Snider died the morning of Dec. 22. A celebration of his life was held Dec. 22 at 5 p.m., at Rockford Chapel on the Antioch College campus. A full obituary will appear in an upcoming issue of the News. (Photo of Terry by unknown photographer, from website)

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9 Responses to “Terry Joe Snider”

  1. Valerie Blackwell-Truitt says:

    Goodbye my friend, you and I will meet again. I have know you for years and seeing you always brought a smile to my face, and my heart. I will miss seeing you ride your bike, walking without shoes, your smile, your hugs, and your joyous spirit. Take care, where ever your light is shining bright Terry. You are loved and missed.

  2. Adelina Snider says:

    My Dearest Father In-Law (Terry Joe Snider) there is not a day that goes by that we do not think of you. When Chris and I tecieved your call that you were not doing well our hearts sank. Chris few right away to see you. We planned for you to come home to be with us and your grandchildren and great grand daughter, but that was not to be. If I knew you, you would say dont you all fuss over me with that giggle. I know you went peacefully and I know your with Lisa Snider-Simmons (daughter of Terry. Thanks for all you have tought my girls, Chris and me. For always being just you. I will carry wondrful memories of you and pass those memories to your Great Grand Daughter Lily. Grandpa Terry she has your giggle. We love you so much and miss you dearly. love you Terrry Joe Snider.
    Chris and Lina Snider

  3. Thomas Trout says:

    Today my daughter and I happened upon the posted notice of the passing of Terry. Such sad news!
    For a few years I’ve visited YS around sunrise several times each month on my motor scooter.
    Sitting with my coffee and helmet next to the UnderDog, I met Terry as he rode in on his bike – barefoot “until the temp drops below @ 40 degrees” he said.
    Eventually I introduced my teenage daughter and my wife to Terry.
    We all came to enjoy chatting with this lovely man in and around the streets of YS.
    His friendly greeting and peace sign from his bike made us smile.
    I looked for him each time I visited the village.

    Terry was Yellow Springs to me, my daughter and my wife.
    It will be some time before our family does not look for this wonderful fellow when we come to town.

    “Peace” to you, dear Terry.
    Tom T.

  4. Sherry Wixson says:

    Terry, your departure from the world of the breathing really took me by surprise. In case I hadn’t let you know, I feel so thankful that you have been a part of the tapestry of my life. In all the ways we knew each other, you were a positive, healing, joyous force. The world is better for your having walked upon it. I look forward to a big hug from you when I get to the next side.

  5. Samantha Haub says:

    Thanks for dancing with me Terry. Your smile shines bright.

  6. Cindy Wineburgh says:

    I will always remember seeing Terry climb through a window at Rockford Chapel for Friends’ Meeting on an early visit shortly after George Wineburgh and I moved to Yellow Springs. And Terry standing on the corner on Saturdays. Condolences to his family.

  7. Thank you Terry Snider for giving me hope! A hope that even though not all people are just, having little or no sense of morals, we can always choose to let bygones be bygones and help make the world a better place!

    This is me and what I have to say about this subject.

  8. Steve Bujenovic says:

    Terry, I will miss you my friend.

  9. Terry Joe Snider was born in Miami County Ohio on November 5, 1940. He was the fourth child born to Gladys Fern Riffell and Millard Benton Snider. He was raised on a farm in the Pleasant Hill, Ohio area. Terry graduated from Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana. He was the father of four children – Chris, Lisa, Theodore “Teddy”, and one adopted child Matthew. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Lowell, and Max, and one sister Ruth. Two siblings remain Dan and Mary.
    Terry never took more than he needed but often looked for opportunities to serve others. He was comfortable speaking out on a variety of subjects especially those pertaining to the environment and societal injustices. As he journeyed these past seventy-eight years on this earth, we feel that he has made a difference and bloomed where he planted his feet.
    Terry was as natural as they come. We will miss you our shoe-less (by choice) cousin. You are one in a million Terry Snider. Peace. Terry Judd Snider November 5, 1940 – December 22, 2018. Brenda Fetters