George Lloyd Snodgrass, 89, of New Franklin passed away surrounded by his family Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home.
Graveside service for George will be Monday, May 2, 2022, at Mount Pleasant Cemetery beginning at 1:00 p.m. with full military honors.
George Lloyd Snodgrass was born September 15, 1932, the son of Earnest and Lucille (Barnett) Snodgrass. When George enlisted in the U.S. Army September 1949. On July 13, 1950, he was sent to Korea, while in Korea he was captured by North Korea in the Tiger Death march. He was held prisoner for three months before escaping. George was flown back to California and was given the option to be discharged, he chose to faithfully serve his country. He was then deployed to Vietnam. George served for 20 years and received numerous metals including Purple Heart and Silver Star. After returning from war, he received his Bachler’s degree in science from Columbia College. George became police officer in Columbia, Missouri then took a job with the Missouri Nursing Board of Investigation where he formally retired from the state.
George married Elizabeth Sharon Eatherton May 1, 1984, in Chandler, Arizona. George would do anything for her and their family. He was a generous person and gave to many charities including Wounded Warrior Project and various missionary groups. George enjoyed playing catch with his children, computer airplane games, telling jokes, baked fish, and ice cream. He also loved to share the word of God and succeeded in reaching people. Everyone loved to spend time with him and listen to his many stories, he will be dearly missed.
George is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Wanda Farrell, brother Gerry Snodgrass, sister Patty Sutton, and stepchildren William, Doug, and Todd Saulter. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon of the home, sons Matthew (Henrietta) Snodgrass of Hawaii, and Timothy Snodgrass of New Franklin, daughters Crystal (Robert) Persinger of Columbia, and Cathy (Estell) Keys of Illinios, and sister Irean Hambry of Springfield. He also leaves behind grandchildren Phillip Saulter, Heather and Madison Persinger, Timothy, Kevin, and Amanda Snodgrass, Haley Saulter, Jacob Yabrough and Debbie Houser and great grandchildren Keira Saulter, Bruce Williams, Kaylei Mcclellan, and Azaria Snodgrass.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Central Missouri Honor Flight.
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