Thomas Snavely, 85

Thomas R. Snavely, 85, of Wabash died at 12 a.m., Nov. 16, 2019 at his daughter's home in Wabash. 

He was born Jan. 25, 1934 in Wabash to Robert and Leah (Temple) Snavely.

Tom was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Genavee Cox in Wabash on Feb. 28, 1958. She died Aug. 21, 2018.

He retired from Nestles Corp in Kokomo and also worked 34 years at Snavely Machine in Wabash. He was a 63 year member of the Wabash American Legion Post 15. Tom enjoyed gardening, fishing, carpentry work, bird watching, and mushroom hunting. 

He is survived by his daughter, Cora (Mike) Hall; two grandchildren, Tom Hall and Katie (Chris) Crace; and four great-grandchildren, Maddison Hall, Aiden Hall, Cora Crace, and Tinsley Crace; one brother, James (Sue) Snavely; and three sisters, Jeanne Urschel, Katie (Todd) Baer, and Margie (Rick) Baxter, all of Wabash. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, great-grandson Mickey Hall, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating. 

Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. 

Friends may call 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Tom may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Nov 19