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James Austin Sneed

Web Austin Sneed

June 17, 1921     ~     March 6, 2015

 

James Austin Sneed, 93, went to his heavenly home March 6, 2015. Austin was born June 17, 1921 in Gradyville, Kentucky. He was the 7th of 9 children born to the late James William “Bud” and Ida Alice (Baker) Sneed.

On December 20, 1945, he married Mavis Maylene Fields; of this union was born two daughters, Glenda Sue and Tammy Annette.

Austin was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran. He loved to sing and play his guitar and also farmed for many years. He was a loving husband, daddy, and papa, and also loved going to church very much.

June 2, 1955 down by a spring on his farm in Adair County he was saved. After bring baptized he joined Sparksville Baptist Church and in later years he moved his membership to Rolling Hills United Baptist Church in Glasgow where he remained a faithful member until his death.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Mavis Maylene; Daughters, Sue Wood and husband Eugene, and Tammy Mosby and husband Tim all of Glasgow; four grandchildren: Marsha Gentry and husband Michael of Cave City; Sherry Maxwell and husband Eugene of Oklahoma; Carissa Uptegraff of Glasgow and Shane Wood of Louisville; five great-grandchildren: Emily and Andrew Gentry, Peyton and Ben Maxwell, and Hunter Uptegraff; one sister: Argerine Kemp of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Austin was preceded in death by his parents and 7 sisters: Mary Iva Coomer, Lillie May Coomer, Nina Raye Bingham, Della Frances Tarter, Lula Elizabeth Sneed, Sarah Catherine Montgomery, and Christine Tweedy.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Rolling Hills Baptist Church with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Sunday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home and after 1:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to T. J. Samson Hospice.


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13 Entries for James Austin Sneed

  1. Purdy & Pam Staples says:

    Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all during this sad time . May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace in knowing he is in a much better place where there will be no more pain or sorrow but it will be Joy & Peace forever ! Love you all !
    Pam & Purdy Staples

  2. Jimmy and Wanda Perkins says:

    Jimmy and Wanda Perkins would to offer prayers to the wife and family of Mr Sneed

  3. NANCY7 louis bennett says:

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  4. NANCY7 louis bennett says:

    SO SORRY, MR.SNEED WAS A FINE PERSON, WILL MISS SEEING HIM AROUND. HE ALWAYS SEEM FULL OF LIFE, AND SO FRIENDLY.YOUR FAMILIES HAVE OUR HEART FELY SYMPTHAY. PRAYERS, LOUIS &NANCY.

  5. Donnie ( Compton-Meador ) Killeen says:

    Mavis , Sue and your entire family have my deepest sympathy and my condolences ..May God wrap his loving arms around all of you during this sad time and in the times to come..God Bless all of you .
    Donnie

  6. Arthur & Beverly Hatfield says:

    SUE AND FAMILY, SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF AUSTIN’S PASSING. HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN AND WAS LOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. KEEPING YOU ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING AT ALL WE CAN DO.

  7. Philip Byrd says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I’ve known Austin since 1971 when we moved to the adjoining farm. I remember hearing him sing at times when he was on his tractor on the farm. Prayers for the family.

  8. Gerald and Donnie Kidd says:

    Sue so sorry for your loss our prayers will be with you and your family.

  9. Penny Houchens says:

    Tammy,
    Sorry for your lost your dad and my grandpa where
    great buddies. When I was little your dad would call
    me muscles and still when I saw him that’s what he
    would call me. Sorry he will be deaply missed…

  10. lois bulle says:

    our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  11. Jane H Baker says:

    Sorry I missed the visitation. Wonderful friendly gentleman. He will be remembered and live on in all the lives he touched. Strength to all

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