Eldon Leroy Snowden went home to be with his Lord and Savior on October 16th 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, October 19th 2023, at Life Way Church in Kingfisher with Reverend Jay Snowden officiating. Burial will follow in Kingfisher Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service.
Eldon was born in Kingfisher, OK on January 31st, 1951. He was the 4th son of Marion and Juanita Snowden. He grew up working hard with his brothers on the family farm near Omega Oklahoma.
In 1969, Eldon was a member of the very first graduating class of Lomega. Loyal and Omega schools had combined after a tornado destroyed the Omega school in 1968. Eldon went on to attend Oklahoma State University and study agriculture.
In 1972 Eldon married Janice Marie Henderson. God bless their union with three children, Shelly, Jeffrey, and Jay. They were blessed with 51 years of marriage.
Eldon farmed with his father and brothers in a partnership called Snowden Farms. Later, Eldon and Janice would form Cedar Ridge Farms along the Cimarron River in the Loyal community. Eldon was a member of Omega Baptist Church and served on the Lomega school board.
Eldon loved his grandchildren; they were the light of his life. Along with his son, Jeff, they built “Snowden Nose” park. It included a real Putt Putt course, basketball, volleyball, whiffle ball field, 9 square horseshoes, huge swing set, golf course, picnic area, fishing pond, and walking and riding trails through all the Cedars and cottonwoods along the Cimarron River.
Eldon enjoyed following his kids and grandkids to all their school events and very rarely ever missed one. He also enjoyed visiting with his friends and neighbors at the Loyal coop.
Eldon’s favorite pastime was spending time with his Lord and Savior, daily reading the Word, and listening to preachers on BOTT radio. He faithfully looked forward to attending church every Sunday and fellowshipping with his church family.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Juanita Snowden and brothers, Larry and Ronald Snowden.
Eldon will always be loved and cherished by his wife, Janice of the home; his children, Shelly Donjon of Dover, OK, Jeffery and Jessica Snowden of Dover, OK, and Jay and Caroline Snowden of Dover, OK; grandchildren, Riley and Addison Freelander of Dover, OK, Jaxson, and Reagan Snowden, of Dover, OK, Noah and Bree Snowden of Edmond, OK, and Jayden, Abigail, and Aisley Snowden of Dover, OK.