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James M. Snoddy, Sr. 69

JULY 9 – James Marshall Snoddy Sr., 69, went to stand by our Savior's side on Monday, July 6, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A veteran of the U.S. Army 9th Chemical Co., and a 35-year employee with Fork Union Sanitary District, James was dedicated to family, hard work, and respect for anyone he came in contact with. He was an incredibly humble and gentle man whose belief was that manners would take you further in life than anything else. He was happiest when he could be with family and friends and loved nothing more than to visit, sit, talk, and laugh, or to help out a friend.

James was born on October 19, 1939 to Ivan Lee and Alice Davis Snoddy of Arvonia. Dedicated father of three children, James Marshall Snoddy Jr. of Wenatchee, WA, Debra Snoddy Davis of Dillwyn, and Michael Bruce Snoddy of Santa Cruz, CA. Loving grandfather to Kristen, Marsha, and Jeannie Davis. Dear brother to Lucy Nicholas, Monroe Snoddy, Wayne Snoddy of Arvonia, and Joyce Gilbert of Timonium, MD. Loving companion of eight years, Carol Tipton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Alice, a sister, Mae Davis, and brothers, Aubrey Snoddy, Ralph Snoddy, and Harvey Snoddy.

Family night will be held Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, Arvonia, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with interment in the church cemetery.

Funeral arrangements have been made by and flowers may be sent to Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn.