Douglas Snyder, also nicknamed Doogie passed away with his wife of 39 years and daughter by his side. He was a loving husband, Father, brother, and uncle. He loved being a grandpa (Papa), playing the guitar, Johnny Cash, Mountain Dew and 1978/1979 Ford trucks. He was loved and looked up to by many people. He was a jack of all trades. He would do drywall, fix cars, lay brick, put up fences, fix electrical or plumbing. Pretty much, if you can name it, he could do it.
Doug was known for his 4th of July and New Year’s Eve parties with the best fireworks in the neighborhood. He enjoyed life, family, and friends. He was always there to brighten the lives of others with a contagious smile. He was also always up for an adventure, whether it be going on a rollercoaster, canoeing, fishing, a trip into the mountains, hula dancing, surprise swims with manatees, climbing up a waterfall to jump in or eating the ultimate feast at Red lobster for hours with his daughter. He also loved playing horseshoes with his family and friends. He made life more enjoyable and fun all around.
Doug was the type of person that was there when you needed him. He would be a shoulder to lean on, the ear to listen and the person to stand up for what was right when there was a problem with no questions asked. He was a smart, humble, reliable, sometimes stubborn, dependable man but also still a kid at heart. Children loved him and there are many stories about how rough it was playing with “Uncle Doug” but how they could not wait for him to come back and how much they loved him.
Doug is survived by his loving wife: Brenda; daughter: Heather Snyder of Brooksville, Florida; brother: Dallas Snyder of Nobelton, Florida; sisters: Della Knecht of Inverness, Florida, Dixie Kendrick of Inverness, Florida, Darlene Dunihue of Sebring, Florida, Diana Paschal of Citrus County, Florida; and two grandchildren: William Douglas Combs and Delilah Henderson.
While we are sad that he is no longer with us, know that he lives on in our hearts and how lucky we are to have had someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Brooksville Cemetery.
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