Frank “Algie” Snider
Avera, GA – Frank “Algie” Snider, 66, loving husband of 39 years to Janice Williams Snider, entered into his eternal rest Saturday afternoon, June 8, 2019, at Jefferson Hospital. Services to celebrate his life will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019, with Rev. John David Durden officiating. A private interment will follow in the Louisville City Cemetery.
One of four children born to the late Ethel Mae Newman Snider and the late James Ellis Snider, Algie was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. After graduating from Bartow Academy in 1973, he took some accounting courses and began working as a bookkeeper in the family business at Snider’s Pontiac & Buick. He then worked as the credit manager for Farmers Furniture, a loan collector for First National Bank, a bookkeeper for Richmond County Health Department, and then as Assistant Administrator for Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley before his health declined and became disabled. A member of the Louisville Kiwanis, he served as Secretary-Treasurer for several years. Being very much a part of his sons’ school activities, he was President of Band Boosters during their years at Jefferson County High School. In hjs younger years, Algie loved to go camping with his family. Every year, he and the love of his life would spend their anniversary in the Great Smoky Mountains, which was his favorite place in the world. He had a heart for animals, especially his horses, dogs, cats and birds. Being a sociable person, Algie loved social gatherings and was considered the “life of the party”. His laugh was contagious and wanted people to be happy. Even as his health declined, he maintained a positive attitude and was an inspiration to his family who he loved unconditionally. A devoted husband, loving father and loyal friend, Algie will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Algie was also preceded in death by his sister, Frances S. Kimbrell. Other survivors include his sons, Matthew K. Snider of Harlem, and Daniel A. Snider (Savannah) of Louisville; two siblings, James W. Snider (Sheryl) of Wears Valley TN, and Ann S. McGraw of Louisville; one granddaughter, Paige A. Newton; nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. prior to the services Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.