Adrain Fort Snider

Adrain Fort Snider


Adrain Fort Snider was born to Clara Heasley and Fort Louis Snider on a farm outside of Gotebo, Oklahoma on July 17, 1935.

Shortly after high school, he left Gotebo and moved to Cleveland, OK to work in the oil fields with his brother. Not liking oil field work he left and moved to OKC up where he had several jobs before landing at the City of Oklahoma City Water Department.

In 1955, Adrain met the love of his life, Louise Cowger, and married her the following year. Every year on her birthday, he would tell the story of how they met and fell in love.  Their marriage brought forth three children, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He started as a laborer for the City of OKC where he retired as the Oklahoma City Water Department Director. Shortly after, he took a position for the City of Edmond, quickly becoming the Head of Edmond’s Water Department. After retiring from City of Edmond, he worked as an independent contractor. Over the years, he was often recognized for the work that he did for water quality and was sought after by different companies and states.

Adrain found the Lord as an adult and followed His Savior’s steps for the remainder of his life. He was a member of University Heights and then later Lone Star Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. He and Louise loved traveling making it to 49 out of 50 states, Canada and Mexico. He had various hobbies and skills; mechanic, carpentry, gardening but most he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Adrain is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Louise, his parents, brother Clinton Snider and sister-in-law Betty Snider. As well as many nieces, nephews and friends whom he loved.

Adrain is survived his by his sister Mary Margaret Wilcoxson; three children, Adrain (Brenda), Gary (Liz Nakasone) and Marilynn Freeman. Five grandsons: Joshua Snider, Christopher Matheson, Zachary Collins (Ashlynn), Daniel Snider and Timothy Freeman. Two granddaughters: Breanna Cook (Nathan) and Michaele Bristow (Sean). Six great grandchildren: Amanda Freeman, MaLinda Bristow, Ashton, Alexander, Ava Collins, and Evan Cook.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Matthews Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Lone Star Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

3 thoughts on “Adrain Fort Snider”

  1. Jim Kettler

    I knew Adrain from our days at University Heights Baptist Church. He was a really good man, very modest and unassuming. But you could always count on him for help, for a kind word, and a smile. My deepest condolences to his family.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss, I know this is extremely hard since the passing of his beloved wife happened recently. We want to look at it on a good note, that they are now all together and pain free. I remember them both and I am sorry I am not and was not able to attend each homecoming.

  3. Mary Davis

    The City of Oklahoma City lost a Blessed Diamond 💎 in the rough! Adrian it has been and will always be an honor to have known you, especially being an honor to have you as a teacher, who never minded helping me and numerous other’s, no matter who it was or what it was about, you always took the time to lend a helping hand with that wonderful smile you always had no matter what time of day it was, or how tough the weather was, you always had a smile! I truly along with my sister Judy, are honored and blessed to know you and your beautiful wife Louise! I’m truly sorry for the Snider family’s loss, but know our brother is still doing what he always did best, and that is continuing to be a Stewart for our Heavenly Father, God Bless you always!
    Mary Davis – Retired City of Oklahoma City
    Judy Davis – Retired Tinker Air Force Base

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