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St. Dominic Catholic Church
Wednesday December 22nd, 2021

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John Edgar Snavely

John Edgar Snavely, of Rock Springs Community, died Saturday, December 18, 2021 in the comfort of his home.

Born on 30 September 1942 to P.H. and Mary Watson Snavely, John was the sixth of eight living brothers and sisters. John graduated from Sullivan High School in 1962 and joined the U.S. Army one day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. John was posted to Germany where he met the love of his life, Rosemarie and they were married for 55 years. After his army service, John started his career with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and after 30 years of service, he retired from AAFES and returned to his hometown. In his retirement, John enjoyed gardening, beekeeping, cooking, sausage making and beer and wine making.

John was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. He was a good and kind man who was loved deeply and will be greatly missed.

Preceding John in death are his father and mother, PH and Mary Watson Snavely; brothers, Henry and Charlie O. Snavely; sister, Mary Alice Snavely Griffin; brothers-in-law, John Ray, Sam Spears and Tom Griffin; and sister-in-law, Barbara Brooks Snavely.

John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rosemarie Maier Snavely; brother, Jim Snavely (Peggy); sisters, Ann Spears, Catherine Browder and Nancy Ray; sister-in-law, Emmalyn Snavely; several nieces, nephews and cousins here and in Germany.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 with Rev. Michael Cummins officiating. Graveside services will be for immediate family only. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265.

In lieu of flowers, donations are very much appreciated to St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 2517 John B. Dennis Hwy, Kingsport, TN, 37660 or to Bridge Home No Kill Animal Shelter, A2061 Hwy 75, Blountville, TN 37617.

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Rosemarie i am so sorry for your loss of your husband. Praying for you. Christine Neel

christine Neel Dec 22 2021 8:13 PM

Rosemarie, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband.
Praying for you and your family, Monika Brogan.

Monika Brogan Dec 22 2021 10:08 AM

HERREN and ott

We are so sorry

We are so sorry for the loss of John. He was an exceptional person. He will be greatly missed by many people. My prayers are with you.

Ottilie and Herren Floyd Dec 21 2021 12:45 PM

John was always ready to help a new beekeeper. he was humble about his vast knowledge of bees, and offered his help generously. My sincere sympathy to family and friends

Catrinya Dunn Dec 21 2021 12:08 PM

We loved uncle John very much. He was always supportive and loving. He will be greatly missed. We love you aunt Rosemarie.

Susie Dec 20 2021 5:40 PM

Rosemarie, I am so sorry to learn ofJohn passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time..

Louise Stapleton Dec 20 2021 11:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Snavely

Emmalyn Snavely Dec 19 2021 10:37 PM

John and I will miss John greatly. We have missed seeing him in Church since this pandemic began. We were "seat mates" for years and John and Rosemarie always sat with John and me at the church breakfasts and fish fries. It was a tossup as to who was sweeter, John or Rosemarie. The memories will always be cherished.❤️

John and Karen Goglick Dec 19 2021 9:56 PM