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Kenneth Sneed

August 3, 1935 — January 29, 2019

Kenneth N. Sneed, 83, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2019.

Funeral service: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Winscott Road Funeral Home, 1001 Winscott Road, Benbrook 76126. Visitation: 6-8:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Burial: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., Dallas.

Ken Sneed was born August 3, 1935 in New Orleans, La. to Robert Taylor Sneed and Margaret Geraldine Trotter Sneed. He moved to Galveston as a young child where he grew up and graduated from Kirwin High School. Ken joined the Air Force on August 19, 1957 and served his country proudly for 25 years, serving in Vietnam, and retiring as a SMSGT in 1982. He married the love of his life, Jo Ann Gernand on Aug. 31, 1963, and they recently celebrated their 55 year anniversary. They welcomed two daughters who he cherished dearly.

During retirement Ken pursued his love of cars by working as a service advisor at several dealerships and restoring and showing corvairs. He was an avid bowler, golfer, car enthusiast, a Dallas Cowboys fan, and proud grandpa to four beautiful grandchildren. Ken was a quiet, gentle man of faith, a believer and follower of Jesus. He was a member of the Protestant Chapel at NAS-JR Fort Worth.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law, Bette Gernand; sister-in-law, Dorothy Brumit; and father and mother-in-law, Fred and Caroline Gernand.

Survivors: Loving wife, Jo Ann Sneed; daughter, Kerri Parot and husband, Chris, and their two children, Taylor and Caroline of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Karyn Yudice and husband, Luis, and their two children, Alex and Kaylin; brother-in-law, Fred Gernand and wife, Carol; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Gould; and other loving family members and friends.

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