Wanda Stone
B: 1952-03-27
D: 2020-08-23
View Details
Stone, Wanda
Sean Blair
B: 1989-08-01
D: 2020-08-19
View Details
Blair, Sean
Ernest Thomas
B: 1944-08-10
D: 2020-08-09
View Details
Thomas, Ernest
Glenn Bryson
B: 1942-10-04
D: 2020-08-04
View Details
Bryson, Glenn
Edward Bain
B: 1934-07-26
D: 2020-07-25
View Details
Bain, Edward
Dean Heltz
B: 1934-12-30
D: 2020-07-22
View Details
Heltz, Dean
James Keylon
B: 1934-05-05
D: 2020-07-14
View Details
Keylon, James
William Taylor
B: 1970-04-10
D: 2020-06-21
View Details
Taylor, William
James Erwin
B: 1959-10-29
D: 2020-06-11
View Details
Erwin, James
Walter Parkinson
B: 1932-10-15
D: 2020-06-11
View Details
Parkinson, Walter
Johnnie Nunley
B: 1941-08-08
D: 2020-06-09
View Details
Nunley, Johnnie
Deborah Smith
B: 1959-06-24
D: 2020-06-04
View Details
Smith, Deborah
Roger Parks
B: 1951-03-30
D: 2020-05-29
View Details
Parks, Roger
Robert Womac
B: 1953-10-31
D: 2020-05-28
View Details
Womac, Robert
Max Harper
B: 1943-12-12
D: 2020-05-19
View Details
Harper, Max
Lucille Metzgar
B: 1960-04-18
D: 2020-05-18
View Details
Metzgar, Lucille
Jacquelyn Price
B: 1935-02-14
D: 2020-05-16
View Details
Price, Jacquelyn
Randal Keaton
B: 1963-01-04
D: 2020-05-15
View Details
Keaton, Randal
Zelma Arnold
B: 1929-04-11
D: 2020-05-07
View Details
Arnold, Zelma
James Rogers
B: 1925-10-26
D: 2020-05-03
View Details
Rogers, James
May Thornburg
B: 1936-03-16
D: 2020-05-02
View Details
Thornburg, May


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Joy Snyder

Joy Snyder (Staley)

Sunday, March 10th, 1929 - Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Joy Snyder, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Joy Snyder

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Joy's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Joy's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


.Joy Marie (Staley) Snyder,90, passed away Thursday evening, October 24th, peacefully at her home in Niota,TN. Born March 10, 1929. She was a graduate of McMinn County High School in 1947 and graduated from Carson Newman University in 1951. She was a lifelong resident of Niota and was an accountant of Niota Textile Mill throughout her career for thirty five years. Joy was an active member of First Baptist Church of Niota where she had been a Choir member as well as actively participating in all activities of the church. She was very well known in the community and a member of Springbrook Country Club and was an avid golfer.
Joy is preceded in death by her father, Cecil B Staley and mother Fanny Mae Sewell Staley both of Niota. Brothers, Cecil B. (Bris) Staley and Leonard Davis Staley of Athens, TN.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, William (Bill) Snyder of Niota; daughter, Sandra Snyder Hunter of Thurmont, MD; two sons, William Briscoe (Biz) Snyder and his wife Trescha Adams Snyder of Knoxville, TN and Alan Lewis Snyder and his wife Audrey Ellison Snyder of Colombo Sri Lanka; three grandchildren, William Adam Snyder and his wife Megan Brooke Snyder of Knoxville, Katherine O'Neal Snyder of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alixandra DuPuy Hunter of Washington,D.C.
A funeral service will be conducted 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Niota, TN with Pastor Cullen Connor officiating. The body will lie in state at the church for 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Niota Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 pm, Monday, October 28th at Smith Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Al Sewell, Tom Long, Gregg Snyder, Tony Manery, Todd Pickel and Steve Staley.
The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Niota, 6 Main Street, Niota, TN 37826.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joy Snyder (Staley), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 1:00pm
    Niota First Baptist Church
    6 Main Street
    NIOTA, TN 37826
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Niota Cemetery
    Hwy. 11
    NIOTA, TN 37826
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Immediately following the service at the church.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Joy here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Stephana and Bud Dean and Roger and Michelle Rule sent flowers to the family of Joy Snyder (Staley).
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Cecil Black

Posted at 09:19pm
joy, thanks for many years friendship.

Cecil Black

Posted at 09:19pm
joy, thanks for many years friendship.

Cornelia Marcrom

Posted at 05:37pm
We are so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed playing golf with a Joy. Our prayers are with your family. The Marcrom Family.

David Dilbeck

Posted at 09:31am
So very sorry for your loss, in my prayers

Tammy Carver

Posted at 09:29am
I am so sorry for your loss, your family are in my prayers

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each