Melvin D. Snider

January 20, 1931 - August 27, 2021
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Melvin D. Snider age 90, of Lima passed away 7:11 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2021 at his residence. He was born January 20, 1931 in Auglaize County Ohio to the late Murlin and Thelma (Porter) Snider. He married Jeannine Naus November 16, 1957 and she survives in Lima.

Melvin graduated from Cridersville High School in 1950. He and a friend, Jack Davis, headed for Alaska in a 1940 Ford that his dad said wouldn’t make it out of town. Ten days later they arrived in Anchorage. They worked different jobs while there, one was working on the Alaskan Railroad. They returned six months later. He then went to work on the Great Lakes, hauling Iron oar. He then went to work on an Esso Standard Oil Super Tanker as an oiler, hauling product from New York to Aruba. He put in over a million miles on the ocean while working for Esso. He later began working for Schwerman Trucking Co. and remained there until they closed the Lima Terminal. He then worked for Roeder Cartage where he won several Driver of the month awards. In 1990 the Ohio Trucking Association named him one of the year’s 12 Drivers of the month. In 35 years of driving truck, he never had a speeding ticket, safety violation, citation of any sort or was at fault in any accident. He retired in 1995. He had served as an usher at the Lima Baptist Temple for 34 years. He enjoyed helping struggling young families by buying groceries for them. He supported “Smile Train” which provides corrective surgery for children born with deformities. He was a member of Bluelick Bible Church.

Melvin had 2 sons: Keith and Mark (Sheila) Snider both of Lima and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings: Opal (Tom) Dimon, Gerald (Anna) Snider, Floyd (Miriam) Snider and Betty (Russel) Snyder and a daughter-in-law Deb Snider.

Celebration of life will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Pastor Jim Neighbors officiating.

The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Bluelick Bible Church and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

A special thank you to Tammy Point who gave him such excellent care and made it possible for him to be in his own home the last several weeks and to Mercy Health St. Rita’s Hospice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Time: 1:30 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Shawnee Cemetery


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Born: January 20, 1931
Died: August 27, 2021

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