James Robert “Pat” Snodgrass, 87, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at his home in Palmyra.
Pat was born June 30, 1932 in Marion County, Mo., to William Robert and Lillian Mae Gunther Snodgrass. He was married to Wilma Joan Walker on July 23, 1952. She preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 1997.
Survivors include his children, Lorri Davis (Ron), Shelbina, Mo.; Laine Hudson (Steve), Palmyra; Jacki Snodgrass, Jacksonville, Ill.; Leslie Blackburn (Scottie), Pond Creek, Okla.; Jodi David (Larry), Hannibal, Mo.; Larry Snodgrass (Trina), Palmyra; and Jon Snodgrass (Tina), Palmyra; son-in-law, Kenny Lee, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; brother, Wayne Snodgrass (Mary), Palmyra; sister, Irene Durst, LaGrange, Mo.; grandchildren, Cara, Kim, Leanne, Matthew, Josh, Dalton, Blake, Brein, Brittany, Travis, Nicole, Logan, Jon Robert, Alex, Haley, Samantha and Maddie; 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janice Lee; brothers, Louis Snodgrass, Hank Snodgrass, Mike Snodgrass, Smokey Snodgrass and Bill Snodgrass; sisters, Martha Swanson and Annabelle Bainter; and special friend, Jo Ann Walker.
Professionally Pat was a plumber/welder by trade working for Bleigh Construction for 41 years before he retired.
He served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Palmyra.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Rev. Mark Carpenter and Rev. Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial with full military rites by the Boots-Dickson American Legion Post #174 will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers will be Josh Hudson, Logan Wehner, Blake Ardrey, Jon Robert Snodgrass, Alex Bennett, Dalton O’Leary, Joey Hayes and Matthew Lee.
Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Hall, Robert Hall, Scott Snodgrass, Mike Durst, John Knoche, Virgil Lackey, Randy Tallman, Becky O’Brien and Cathy Tallman.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice or Palmyra First Christian Church.
Online condolences may be made, and video tribute may be viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel. com.