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John Snodgrass

May 31, 1932 ~ April 14, 2019 (age 86)

John D. Snodgrass passed away at Hancock Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by loving family, on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the age of 86. 


John, Fern, and Deborah moved from Kyles Ford to Memphis in 1968 when he began work driving a truck for Roadway Express. John drove for Roadway for the next 30 years and he was very proud of having driven 3 million plus accident-free miles. John and Fern later moved to Olive Branch, MS where they both enjoyed spending time in their yard, gardening, and four wheeling with their Bear Tracker friends. After retirement and the passing of his wife of 57 years, Fern, he returned to his beloved Kyles Ford and the family farm. John was known for his hard work, generosity, and his quiet but unwavering love for his family.  He was a member of Kyles Ford Baptist Church. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Cavin Snodgrass; parents Broten Snodgrass and Edna Snodgrass Johns, and stepfather Fred Johns and brother Stanley Snodgrass.

Survivors include;

Daughter; Deborah Holifield

Grandsons; Caleb Holifield, Jonathan Holifield, and Joseph (Jennifer) Holifield

Great-Grandson; John Maddox Holifield

Brothers; Bill (Alice) Snodgrass and Dwight (Pat) Snodgrass

Several nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.


The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. John Short and the entire staff of Hancock Manor Nursing Home for the wonderful, loving care he received. 


Funeral services will be held at 8 P.M. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the McNeil Funeral Home Chapel

Rev. Glen Bradley & Rev. Kester Bunch officiating

Special music will be provided by The Belchers

Interment will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the Testerman Cemetery in Kyles Ford

Serving as pallbearers will be Caleb Holifield, Joseph Holifield, Edward Snodgrass, Mack Barrett, John Willis, and Onzie Fisher

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Donnie Lawson, David Osborne, and Owen Snodgrass. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the McNeil Funeral Home


In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of John Snodgrass can be made to:

Duck Creek Baptist Church Radio Ministry

1987 Duck Creek Road

Sneedville, TN 37869

Online condolences can be made at


McNeil Funeral Home in Sneedville in charge of arrangements

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