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Morris D. Snead

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Mr. Morris Dean Snead departed this life at 1:55 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015 in Nashville with family at his side. He had attained the age of 84 years, 11 months and 30 days.

Morris was born on June 9, 1930 in Nashville to Glen D. and Vera B (Friend) Snead. He was united in marriage to Bernice Rueter on September 3, 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden, and she survives his passing.

After high school graduation, Morris joined the family business, Glen D. Snead Trucking and Excavating in Nashville. He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, where he held various offices. In most recent years, he served on the Cemetery Committee. He was also a member of the Fellowship Club. Morris was a member of the Nashville City Fire Department prior to 1965. After 1965 he was a volunteer fireman for the Nashville Fire Protection District, and in 1967 he served as the Assistant Chief and retired as Assistant Chief in 1989. Morris enjoyed operating his backhoe, track hoe, going fishing with his good friend, Gene, and watching high school basketball. Morris was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and he truly treasured his family.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife of almost 65 years, Bernice Snead of Nashville; three daughters, Judy (Glen) Harmening of New Minden, Barbara (Leslie) Mill and Cheryl Zapp all of Nashville; a son, Dean (Pat) Snead of Nashville; a sister, Betty (Gordon) Eckols of Blue Mound; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Snead of Nashville and Audrey (Donald) Black of Houston, Texas; a brother-in-law, Arvey Rueter of Belleville; a son-in-law, Jeff (Debbie) Cipolla of Wheeling; seven grandchildren, Ryan Harmening, Heather (Frank) Whitfield, Erin Harmening, Matt (Katie) Cipolla, Kenny (Taryn) Zapp, Megan (Kevin) Toomey and Casey (Brandon) Miller; nine great grandchildren, Ella Rae and Ryanne Whitfield, Nathan and Nolan Cipolla, Connor Toomey, Kylie Miller, Eli and Iylie Harris and Donte’ Whitfield; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Patricia Cipolla; a brother, Glen Lee Snead; a sister-in-law, Velma Rueter and a great niece, Holly Reeb.

Funeral service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville on Monday, June 15 with Pastor Matthew Wietfeldt officiating and with interment in the church cemetery.

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or SSM Hospice of the Good Samaritan and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, in charge of arrangements.

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