Robert Vance Snypes, age 87, died on October 31, 2017, at Rosehill Retirement Community in Marion.

A native of McDowell County, he was born to the late Marion Vance Snypes and Mae Nanney Snypes. Robert was retired from the Nebo Post Office after 32 years of service as a rural letter carrier. His life was dedicated to his family and home.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Fox Snypes; sisters, Alva Snypes, Helen Rhinehart, & Mable James; and brothers Burley Snypes, and William L. Snypes. Surviving Mr. Snypes are his wife, Joann Price Snypes; daughter, Elaine Snypes; son, Alan Snypes (Wendy); and two granddaughters, Ashley and Courtney. Also surviving are his stepdaughter, Marilyn Hartis Franquiz; three stepsons, Gary Hartis (Brenda), Randy Hartis (Carol), Craig Hartis (Joni); and six stepgrandchildren, Ashley, Laura, Brett, Adam, Lindsay, and Taylor; one great-granddaughter, Collins; and two stepgreat-grandsons, Trait and David. Mr. Snypes is also survived by a brother, Hensley Snypes; and a sister, Nona Suiter.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mr. Snypes will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Nebo First Baptist Church at 3:00 P.M., with Rev. Doug Worley officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M., one hour prior to the service. Interment in the church cemetery will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Nebo's Building Fund at 5360 US Highway 70 East, Nebo, North Carolina 28761.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Snypes family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call (828) 559-8111.

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