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George Edward Snell Sr

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GEORGE EDWARD SNELL SR, age 99, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Sheridan, Ark.. He was born April 10, 1915, in Nashville, Tenn., to Bentson and Mamie Snell. He was predeceased by his parents; siblings; wife; Marjorie and son, George Edward Snell Jr. Survivors include daughters, Kathy Tadlock (Charles) of Sheridan, Carolyn O'Cain (Mike) of Benton; and son, Frank (Susan) of Little Rock; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family moved to Arkansas in 1946 when he assumed the startup ownership of the Little Rock branch of the Snell Artificial Limb Company, later to become Snell Prosthetic and Orthotic Laboratory. He became a Master Mason in 1949 and served Magnolia Lodge #60 as Worshipful Master in 1956 and again in 1998. He was a member of the Airflow Club of America and the Arkansas Travelers Antique Car Club. He spent many hours restoring antique cars. He was involved in the founding and operation of the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain and served on the Board of Directors of the Museum for many years until his death. Woodwork and carving were lifelong activities. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 W. Markham St. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, with visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain, the Snell Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Sheridan First United Methodist Church, or Arkansas Hospice. Honorary pallbearers will be Members of Magnolia Masonic Lodge #60, members of the Arkansas Travelers Antique Car Club, and members of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Automobiles. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.

Published September 7, 2014

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