Ryan Jay Snyder

Wentzville, Missouri

Ryan Jay Snyder, 40, passed away April 13th, 2024, in O’Fallon Missouri.

Ryan is survived by his parents John (Karren) Snyder and Lavon Snyder of Wentzville, Missouri; his 1 sibling, Erich (Nicole) Snyder of O’Fallon, Missouri; His nephews and niece Cale Snyder, Reese Snyder, and Evan Snyder. Along with many loving Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and many close friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and grandmother Robert and Lola Snyder of Macomb, Illinois, and maternal grandparents Chester and Lois Ledford of Godfrey, Illinois.

Ryan Snyder was born on October 14th, 1983, in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Fort Zumwalt North High School in 2002. Ryan attended and graduated from Missouri University where he also began his career in the field of News Media as a technical director with KMIZ-TV, and subsequently held Technical Director positions with news stations in Tulsa, Little Rock, and St. Louis. Ryan had a love of his work in the news industry, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, Mizzou football and basketball, music (Especially the Beatles & Jazz) and drumming, film, hanging out with his best friends, and family. Ryan was a man who was a natural comedian, and always brought a laugh to any room he entered. He had a sly, witty sense of humor with hilarious one-liners and always had a movie quote nearby as a backup. He occasionally picked up new random hobbies such as metal detecting, antique hunting, and vinyl record collecting. Ryan cared deeply and passionately about his family and best friends and was loved by so many, and with them his memory still lives on.

“May the sun bring you energy every day, bringing light into the darkness of your soul. May the moon softly restore you by light bathing you in the glow of restful sleep and peaceful dreams. May the rain wash away your worries and cleanse the hurt that sits in your heart. May the breeze blow new strength into your being, and may you believe in the courage of yourself. May you walk gently through the world, keeping your loved one with you always, knowing that you are never parted in the beating of your heart.” – Apache grief blessing

Memorials may be made in Ryan Jay Snyder’s name to Oxford House (https://www.oxfordhouse.org/donations). Please ensure that the ‘Designation’ is made to Oxford House Winfield regarding how the donation should be used. “Helping others might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for a person.”



  1. Charlotte Adams on May 1, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    Ryan you will be missed. God bless you and may you rest in peace. You were so loved..

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