Paul Edward Snyder, 83, of Lumberton, died Sunday, March 6. He was born on June 22, 1932, in Carlisle, Pa, to Viola Mae Brickner Snyder and John Snyder, Sr.  Mr. Snyder served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict and retired as a banker.

Mr. Snyder was Mayor of Groveton from May 1996 until May 2000 and the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Groveton for many years.  He served as Vice President of First of Groveton from 1983 until 1995 and was a member of Lions Club of Beaumont, Tupelo,Ms. and Groveton.  He was also a member of the Burke Center in Lufkin for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Calaman Snyder; daughters, Sharon Ridley Landon of Lumberton, Karen Barrow Miller of Sour Lake, and Brenda Maxey Munns and her husband, Kevin, of Onalaska, Wi; grandchildren, Jade Maxey Britton and her husband, Brandon of Lake City, Fla, Jeffrey Ridley and his wife, Heidi, of Bridge City, Raymond “Tray” Barrow, III and his wife, Christen, of Sulphur, Jami Ridley Resse and Michael Barrow and his wife, Ashley, all of Lumberton, Amber Maxey Clements and her husband, Nick of West Salem Wi. and Matt and Adam Munns of Onalaska; 12 great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters-in-law, Helen and Rodney Calaman, Catherine Calaman, Marcia Calaman, Larry Calaman, and Betty and Marlin Calaman, all of Pennsylvania and Margaret Snyder of Daytona Beach, Fla.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John G. Snyder, Jr. and Robert D. Snyder; sister, H. Ruth Seely; sons-in-law, Van M. Ridley and Joe H. Landon and brothers-in-law, Robert L. Calaman and Donald E. Calaman.

A gathering of Mr. Snyder’s family and friends will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Rd, Silsbee.  His committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2909 West Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77025.