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Wilfred "Dub" Snelson

"Dub" Wilfred Loran Snelson, Jr., 73 of Kensett, Arkansas reunited with family in heaven on March 27, 2016 with the love and care of his family with help from AR Hospice. He was born June 3, 1942 in Griffithville, Arkansas to the late "Bill" Wilfred Loran Snelson, Sr. and Nova Feather Snelson.

Dub was a loving father who believed in discipline and respect for others. He was a devoted Christian and would tell you his love for Jesus Christ and showed his wife of 12 years Judy Snelson how much he loved every moment of their time together. He enjoyed the short trips with Judy being out in the scenery as much as possible. He was always ready for a great family gathering every fourth Sunday and grandparents day at the school the grandchildren. Dub loved singing songs of praise to the Lord with his wife Judy and loved the beautiful plant room remodeled in their home.

Though Dub battled Rheumatoid Arthritis most of his life he never let any of his disabilities affect anything he could change or modify for his situation. He came up with inventions his whole life to accommodate his "I can" mentality that he passed onto his sons and grandchildren. He studied hard and made the honor roll and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business from UCA in Conway. He studied various planting techniques and plants that would help his body and how to plant the best way to have the garden the family needed to strive. He built his own dulcimer and repaired instruments with tools he made to accomplish his task. Taught himself how to play instruments like the trumpet, hand made pottery from actual process from clay from the earth to inventing a turning wheel from things around the house. He taught himself how to work on computers and would help family and friends as long as he was able. He and Judy never missed fellowship with family and friends until his illness took too much out of him. He made many moves in and out of facilities his last months, never ever alone we would fill two rooms, but family was always there.

Left to cherish Dub's memory is his sons Mike (Lauree) Snelson, of Otsego, Michigan, George (Evonne) Snelson of Beebe, Arkansas, Philip (Jessica) Snelson of Searcy, Arkansas, Dale (Kim) Barker of Sherwood, Arkansas, and daughter, Dena Mitchell of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Sisters and brothers, Dee Brimer of McRae, Arkansas, Billie (Carl) Neal of Griffithville, Arkansas, Charles (Nancy) Snelson of McRae, Arkansas, Kathy (Harold) Churchwell of Griffithville, Arkansas, and Dale (Sandy) Snelson of Griffithville, Arkansas. Paternal grandchildren, Joe Snelson, Jim Snelson, Blythe Snelson, Ayreona Snelson, Dakota Snelson, and Cara Snelson, Brett Barker. He gave great love to all the children that proudly loved TaTa Dub and called him Grandpa.
In addition to his parents, Dub was preceded in death also by toddler brothers Ricky and Donnie Snelson; sister, Gail Snelson, and brother-in-law, Glen Brimer.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31st at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 1st at Searcy-McEuen Chapel with burial following at Dogwood Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    March 31, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    April 01, 2016
    10:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

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just found out of your passing i will always love u an i will miss u verry much. love always your adopted kid forever jennifer

Posted by jennnifer anderson - port richey, FL - Friend   June 03, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

we will miss you love you wl , but heaven has a beautiful angel
we lost time in all the years but i wouldn t trade the last 7 years love you with all my heart.

Posted by barbara nell snelson culver - eufaul, AL - Family   April 01, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Leave a condolence or a memory.

Posted by John Lloyd Smith Jr - Sarasota FL - Friend   March 31, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May you feel God's loving arms of peace and comfort around you today and in all the days to come.
Love and hugs to you. Tom and Patty

Posted by Tom and Patty Patterson - The Colony, TX - Friend   March 30, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are praying for all of this sweet family. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace during these next few difficult days. We love you!!

Posted by Brad and Melanie Palsa - Searcy, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Judith, so sorry for your loss. our prayers are with you and the family.

way of the cross church is praying for you all

Posted by kim merriman - Kensett, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I really enjoyed taking care of Mr.Snelson he was such a sweet man and had the most beautiful eyes! He gave me full of laughs everytime i stepped foot in his room!! He will be greatly missed and I'm praying for the family!!!

Posted by Kristie Fortune - Searcy, AR   March 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Going to miss this sweet man! Enjoyed taking care of him. God bless

Posted by carol reed - judsonia, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

we have been praying God's will be done. I go back a long way with Dub. He was one of the first people I met at the church in LR when Dennis Luker, after Dennis Luker held a week of Bible Seminars in the 1960's. We spent many times at his home in Kensett way back when. Fun memories when he was learnig to play the trumpet. I still remember when he started having the gold shots and was able to walk again. Bob rode to church at LR with him for a couple of years. He and I used to talk about eating right and health issues a lot. Sad but we know that He knew when Christ returns, he will be resurrected. Loved his mom too and remember going to her house. She shared a lot of beautiful fantail guppies with me. One day they will be together again. Thank God for His perfect plan.

Posted by Bob and Louise Rosenwinkle - McRae, AR - Friend   March 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

"Dub", while on earth walked in the presence of the Lord by faith. Today he is walking in the presence of the Lord by sight.

Posted by O. D. Turner - Friend   March 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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