William Carl Snyder, 68, his cooking gathered a crowd

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William Carl Snyder
William Carl Snyder

William Carl Snyder, 68, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

He was born in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 5, 1948, to the late William Hilscher Snyder and the late Mildred Marmon Snyder.

Carl had an older brother, Jack Snyder, who proceeded him in death; sister, Jane Tryer; and brother, Robert “Bobby” Snyder.

He had two children, daughter, Mary Christine Piner, and her husband, George Owen Piner, and their two daughters, Madison “Maddie” Christine Piner and Riley Marie Piner; son, Jason “Jay” Scott Snyder, and his fiancé, Emily Suzanne Causey.

Carl retired from Progress Energy, where he had a 30-plus-year career as a lineman 1st class. He also served his country proudly in the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Navy Reserve. He owned and operated an electrical contracting business, Delta Electric Service Co. While working full-time and raising his family, he also volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, World Changers, was a deacon at Winter Park Baptist, assisted the youth ministries at Winter Park Baptist and Pine Valley Baptist churches, where he went on several mission trips to South America, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and cooked for the annual Shriners Fish Fry for years. More recently, he worked at Early Bread cooking for the homeless and people in need.

After retirement, he enjoyed working outside in his garden, raising rabbits, chickens and quail, he was also an avid bee keeper. He loved to read and his cooking would draw people from all around. He had a strong relationship with God that resonated in his life. Carl had a passion to bring people to the Lord and especially enjoyed giving out his little wooden crosses that he carried in his pocket all the times.

A service to celebrate Carl’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. A presentation of military honors will be rendered in recognition of Carl‘s honorable and faithful service to his country.

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