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Ronnie E. Snead

January 21, 1950 — November 28, 2020

Bristol, Va. 

Ronnie E. Snead, age 70, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 21, 1950 in Abingdon and grew up in Bristol, Va, where he graduated from Virginia High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps, and after a medical discharge, began working on heavy equipment. Ronnie was a manager for a period of time, but knew that his enjoyment was in the field and not in an office, behind a desk. Working with his hands and encountering customers in person were his calling. Ronnie enjoyed his travels, especially seeing various areas of the United States and Canada. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Bristol, Va. 

Preceding him in death were his loving and always happy daughter, Leslie Shae Snead; parents William W. and Lavelle A. Snead; brothers Buddy Colley and Billy Snead. 

Ronnie is survived by his sons, Ronnie L. Snead and wife Diana of Punta Gorda, FL and Rob Snead of Bristol, TN; caretaker and former wife Sandra Snead of Bristol, TN; grandsons Brennan M. Snead and Marshall Snead both of Punta Gorda, FL; nephews Danny Colley and wife Tammy of Radford, Va., and Gene Snead and wife Jill of Abingdon. 

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Knollkreg Memorial Park. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery 15 minutes prior to the service. Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation. The family requests that masks be worn by those in attendance.  

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guest register.  

The family of Ronnie E. Snead is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Knollkreg Memorial Park

556 Walden Rd, Abingdon, VA 24210

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