Henry F. Snodgrass, 73, Williamsburg: Oct. 6, 1941-Nov. 16, 2014

WILLIAMSBURG – Henry Franklin Snodgrass, 73, of Williamsburg, Kan., passed away at his home Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. He was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Pomona, Kan., the son of Sidney Franklin Snodgrass and Pansy Mae (Wadkins) Snodgrass.

Henry grew up in the area and graduated from Williamsburg High School with the class of 1960. In 1961, he joined the United States Army. He attained the rank of PFC-E-3 and qualified as a sharpshooter. He was stationed at Fort Wainwright, in Alaska, during the Cuban missile crisis. After his honorable discharge he settled in Topeka, Kan., where he worked at Emergency Auto Supply, then with NAPA Auto Parts before a 13-year stay with Kansas Sand and Concrete as a concrete truck driver. Then his love of photography took him in a new direction and he went into self-employment as a professional photographer for 13 years, retiring and moving “home” to Williamsburg in 1995.

Henry was united in marriage with Susan “Sue” Rice on July 4, 1970, in Topeka. They shared 44 years together. Sue survives of the home.

Henry is also survived by a son, Robert Snodgrass, Aurora, Mo.; daughter, Laura Lee Young and husband, Fred, Blue Springs, Mo.; aunt, Violet Wadkins, Ottawa, Kan., and two grandchildren, Todd Alan Young and Tyler Scott Young.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pansy Mae (Wadkins) Snodgrass and Sidney Snodgrass.

The family welcomes friends for a visitation service 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Homewood Community Bible Church, Homewood, Kan.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Homewood Community Bible Church, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.


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