Raymond Snell, 86, of Sardis, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glendale, West Virginia.
Raymond was born Feb. 2, 1934, the son of the late Alfred M. and Pearl (Dennis) Snell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carol Sue (Miller) Snell. Raymond is also survived by three sons, Michael Snell, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Randy (Donda) Snell, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Barry Snell, of Sardis; one daughter, Robin (Dan) Lyons of Vienna, West Virginia; one brother, Warren “Perk” Snell, of Garland, Texas; and four grandchildren, Lindy Snell, Miranda Snell (Kevin) Cook, Andrew (Micayla) Lyons and Joshua Snell.
Raymond was preceded in death by Susan Carol Snell (infant daughter), and Kristy Snell (daughter-in-law).
Raymond graduated from Sardis High School in 1952. He spent time in the U.S. army from 1955 to 1957. He traveled many places, but said that Holland was the most beautiful. He retired from Ormet in 1999 where he spent 41 years working as an aluminum worker in the cast house. Raymond was a worker. He worked tirelessly, always putting the needs of others before himself. He volunteered with the Sardis Emergency Squad, as well as West Virginia Christian Youth Camp for many years. You could also find him visiting people in hospitals and nursing homes, or outside helping neighbors. He was an avid outdoorsman. He liked to work in his garden, go hunting, and take the grandkids fishing. He loved his family and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Raymond was a member of the Sardis Church of Christ, where he was an elder for many years. Raymond was full of life! He will always be remembered for telling stories and making people laugh. Those of us who loved him most, will remember him for his Christian faith and the legacy he leaves behind.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Sardis Church of Christ, where services will follow at 1 p.m. with Dave Lively officiating. Interment will be at Sardis Cemetery immediately following services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Sardis Church of Christ, P.O. Box 232, Sardis, OH 43946.
Sympathy expressions may be left at grisellfuneralhomes.com.