Mount Vernon News
  • Richard E. Snavely

  • February 19, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Richard Eugene “Dick” Snavely, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in his home.

Born Sept. 7, 1923, near Lexington to Wade and Hazel (Snyder) Snavely, during World War II he served with the 10th Army Air Force Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron. He served 31 years as a letter carrier from the Mansfield Post Office.

Survivors are wife, Norma Lee (Ledbetter) Snavely; sons, Joseph Snavely, Thomas Snavely, Richard A. Snavely, Loren Duck, Robert Duck; daughters, Sandy Rine, Terri Parrish; daughter-in-law, Sue Snavely; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Payne; and nephew, Matt (Becky) Payne.

Preceded in death by son, William Snavely; three grandchildren; brothers, Everett, Oliver, Trent; and sister, Mildred Gruver.

Friends can call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

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