|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1930|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 2009|
Joe Long Snead Jr., 79, a loving and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed into the Lord's arms Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, in Stephenville.
Joe "Smokey" was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Robert Lee, the son of Joe Long Snead Sr. and Johnnye Lee Adams Snead. Joe graduated from Sterling City High School at age 15. He attended John Tarleton Agricultural College and Sul Ross State College. He graduated from Texas Tech University.
He married Minnie Joe Evans of Mertzon on April 14, 1951, while serving in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge in 1954, he and his wife lived in Lubbock until he completed his electrical engineering degree in 1957. They then moved to Fort Worth, where he was employed by Convair (later named General Dynamics, now Lockheed Martin). Joe worked from 1957 to 2007 putting in 50 years of service to the aerospace industry.
He took great pride in his wife, Minnie Joe, and his children, Jaylon, Jerron, Jill and Jana. Joe was known as "Daddy Joe" by his 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jerrie Louise Snead Davis; and his beloved wife of 52 years, Minnie Joe Snead.
Survivors: Sons, Jaylon Snead and wife, Jane, and Jerron Snead and wife, Kathy; daughters, Jill Snead and Jana Miller and husband, Bryan; grandsons, Jason, Jordan, Jevan, Jayse and Cason; granddaughters, Jennah, Jessica, Jada, Kelsey and Cassidy; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Ace, Kamdyn, Hayden, Jordan Jr., Desslyn and Karsyn; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Joe Long Snead (1902 - 1982)
Johnnye Lee Snead (1906 - 1990)
Minnie Joe Evans Snead (1929 - 2003)
Jerrie Louise Snead Davis (1926 - 1996)*
Joe Long Snead (1930 - 2009)
Created by: Jerron Snead
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
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