UTICA — A funeral service for Donald E. “Pappy” Snavely, 81, of Utica, will be held Thursday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Pappy died March 6, 2011, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. He was born Sept. 2, 1929, in Bucyrus to the late Revie and Martha (Nichols) Snavely. He worked at Continental Can/American National Can/Ludlow and retired after 30-plus years of service. Pappy was a member of the auxiliary fire department at Continental Can, was on the Utica Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years and was an Army veteran.
He is survived by wife of 41 years, Marge (Coss) Snavely of Utica; sons and daughters-in-law, Garry (Deb) Snavely, Richard (Vicki) Snavely, Donald Lee (Karen) Snavely and Michael Scott Smith, all of Utica; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann (Eric) Frye of Lynchburg and Martha Jane Snavely (Josh) of Millersport; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Judy (Ralph) Honaker of Bucyrus; brothers and sisters-in-law, John (Amy) Snavely of Orlando, Fla., and David (Mary) Snavely of Bucyrus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Homer, Eugene and Bill; and sisters, Eleanor Williams, Mary Cobb and Veda Guigin.
Friends may call Wednesday, March 9, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica. Visit www.law-bakerfunerahhome.com to extend condolences to the family.