Thursday, February 17, 2005

Paul E. Sneddon, 70, of Brazil died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Health South Hospital in Terre Haute.

Born Feb. 23, 1934, in Brazil, he was the son of William A. Sneddon and Ina M. Lunsford Sneddon.

He was raised in the Knightsville area and graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1953.

He married Annabelle L. Cox Sneddon on Dec. 31, 1964; she survives.

As a young man, he worked at Brazil Hollow Brick and Tile for five years before working for Arketex Glazed Brick and Tile for 18 years. He later worked for Columbia Records in Terre Haute for four years. He retired from the Brazil 70 Truck Stop after two years due to health problems.

Memberships included the Brazil Eagles Lodge. He was an avid sports fan, especially local high school sports, and Purdue basketball. He also enjoyed coffee at Hardee's and playing bingo at Wal-Mart.

Survivors include his wife; his daughters, Rose E. Sneddon, Loretta L. Sneddon and husband, Stephen Gwin, and adopted daughter, Vickie Briones; two grandsons, Cody Douglas Gwin and Noah William Gwin; a brother, Jim A. Sneddon, and wife, Carolyn, of Carrolton, Ga.; a sister, Norma June Sneddon Vandiver and husband, Melvin, of Indianapolis; mother-in-law, Gladys Cox; sisters-in-law, Joan Sneddon, Harriet Sneddon and Jean Sneddon Martin and her husband, Allen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and David Gallez and Pauline and George Cox; and many other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Ernest Cox; brothers William A. Sneddon, Kenneth W. Sneddon, Jack R. Sneddon and a sister, M. Evelyn Sneddon Rissler.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in French Funeral Home with the Rev. Dick McShanog officiating. Burial will follow in Calcutta Cemetery.

Visistation will be Friday, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, prior to services. Pallbearers will be Aaron Stewart, Stephen Stewart, Gary Sneddon, Scott Sneddon, John Sneddon and Stephen Gwin. Honorary pallbearers will be David Gallez, Larry Chatham and Kenny Stewart.

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