Henry M. Snyder, Jr.

December 13, 2019

CHARLOTTE - Henry M. Snyder, Jr., 79, of Charlotte, NC, died Friday, December 13, 2019 at Novant Health Medical Center Mint Hill.  A Charlotte native, Henry was born January 27, 1940, son of the late Henry and Lilly Patterson Snyder. He attended Central High School, Mars Hill University, Pfeiffer University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Henry also completed a Masters program at George Washington University and was a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.  When he retired from military service, he had completed twenty-four years of active and reserve duty.  He had commendations including, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and other service ribbons.

Henry completed thirty-five year in Credit and Financial Management, Financial and Administrative Systems Consulting and Project Management, retiring in 2001 from Compaq Computer Company.  He was a Past President of the National Association of Credit Management and a Certified Credit Executive of the NACM and a Fellow of the National Institute of Credit and Finance.  Following retirement, Henry worked for the Town of Matthews as a Code Enforcement Officer.

Henry was an active member and deacon of St. John’s Baptist Church and a member and Past President of the Myers Park Civitan Club.  He was also a volunteer with the NC Train Host Association, the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center and a founding member of the Matthews Police Department Citizens Volunteers.

In addition to his wife, Carol B. Snyder, Henry is survived by two son, Philip and his wife, Mary, and Blake and his wife, Kelley; and four grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua, Grace and Brooke.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte.  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Baptist Church, 300 Hawthorne lane, Charlotte, NC 28204 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606.  Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • ,Margaret Almomd

    Carol, You will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Henry was a great volunteer at the hospital. We were fortunate to be on the train to Raleigh and he never met a stranger. We know you will miss him.

  • David Burdecki

    So sorry to hear about Henry's passing. I volunteered with him at Matthews Police Department. He was a great guy and will be missed. I will be out of town on Wednesday so I cannot make the service, but he will be in my thoughts and prayers.


    I was a volunteer with Henry at the Matthews PD Citizens Volunteer. As you well know, he was a great guy and was missed when he retired. I am sure that he has already volunteered for something in Heaven and is smiling down on his family and friends. May you draw strength and comfort in knowing we all were to have Henry touch our lives. God Bless you all.

  • Nell Vea

    I only knew Henry about six months. We met when he and my husband, Jack, were having regular treatments and transfusions at Mint Hill Medical Center. Henry was a kind and caring man. He was friendly and talked with Jack a good bit. We talked about God's faithfulness and assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ. We last saw Henry about 3 weeks ago when he was being taken from the transfusion center to the emergency room. As they were wheeling him out he said, "I'll see you later." And we do expect to see him later, when we join him in heaven.

  • Tim Gorski

    It was a pleasure to have know Henry, he was a very kind person and always had a positive attitude and was good with all the patients he came in contact at Mint Hill Medical Center. I only had know Henry for 6 months but for as kind and friendly as Henry was it felt like I knew him for a lifetime. He will be sadly missed, sending Prayers and thoughts to his Family during this difficult time.

  • Mariann Carter

    Carol, Blake, Kelley and the entire family. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

    Rick and Mariann

  • Rich Heavener

    I was fortunate to have worked with Henry at Gifford-Hill in the Charlotte office at Woodlawn Green. He was a mentor to me and brought a professionalism and order to the Charlotte Regional Office during turbulent times. My family left and raised our daughters in Greensboro and did not return to the area for almost 18 years. Henry stayed in touch and I was aware of his career and accomplishments especially with NACM. As our age difference is only 7 years, I was surprised to see the announcement
    today in the paper. My condolences to all the family and his friends. He made a positive difference.

  • Kristi Short

    Also to let you know you’re in my thought and prayers always!

  • Kristi Short

    Carol and your family, my sympathy and condolences are for you all. I know that he is not suffering now and he was sick more than I really knew. He was a good man and was always so kind to me and I loved our little chats we had. I am thankful for the conversation we had before Thanksgiving when he shared with me his limited time here on earth and that I got to give him a hug and let him know that I loved him. Carol I thought a lot of Henry and I do of you Mom #3 and I love you and please please if you need anything from me don’t hesitate to call. God bless you and your family and God Bless sweet Henry!!