|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1917|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 1994|
Billy R. Snelson
CENTRALIA--At the age of 77, Billy R. Snelson died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Snelson, a lifetime resident of the Chehalis and Centralia area, was born June 6, 1917, at Chehalis.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving during World War II.
A retried log truck driver, he was a member of Chehalis Eagles Aerie 1550; Chehalis Moose Lodge 1109; and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 15049.
Survivors include his wife, Florence, at the family home in Centralia; a daughter, Betty Luond of Morton; a son, Donald William Gillispie of Glenoma; a sister, Ollie Sines of Portland; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown Mortuary Service in Chehalis.
A funeral for Billy R. Snelson will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Morton Chapel of Brown Mortuary Service. Interment will follow in the Morton Cemetery.
Chronicle Nov. 14, 1994
Bill is one of the most gentle, good-hearted people in the world. He took care of his mother, who was not the easiest person to live with I have been told, until her death in 1953. At the age of 47, a batchelor, Bill married Florence Lillian Cox-Loomis Gillispie on March 27, 1964 in Centralia, WA. He drove a log truck until he retired. He had no children of his own, but enjoyed watching her grandson play baseball and was at most of his games.
William Cowell Snelson (1877 - 1929)
Eliza Ann Gilmore Snelson-Herrington (1880 - 1953)
Florence Lillian Cox Snelson (1911 - 1995)*
Rebecca Ann Snelson Snaza (1912 - 1991)*
Dorothy Ollibell Snelson Sines (1913 - 1995)*
Silas Andrew Snelson (1915 - 1970)*
Billy R. Snelson (1917 - 1994)
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