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October 28, 2009

David Snavely

David Snavely, 65, passed from this earthly world to his Heavenly home on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, after a long illness. Although heart disease ultimately took David’s life, his memory will live on in the hearts of family and friends.

A graduate of Anaheim Colony High School in Anaheim, Calif., David returned to Kokomo and was deputy sheriff under then Sheriff Luellan for a time. He then took a job with Continental Steel, where he worked until 1986 when the mill closed.

David had friends from many places of employment, including Soupley’s where he worked for seven years before going to Kroger, from which he retired. David liked to fish and was an avid sports fan. He loved the 49’ers and all West Coast teams. The music of the ‘50s was David’s favorite, as were good ole Westerns, with John Wayne being his hero.

When his health allowed, David served as a south door greeter at Crossroads Community Church, where he and his wife worshiped his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

David was an associate member of Local 292 and the hobby club. He was a member of Howard Lodge #93, and Order of the Eastern Star, where he was serving his second term as worthy patron of Kokomo Chapter #89 Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include Goldie, David’s wife of 21 years; a daughter, Stacy Koon (husband Tony); a son, Scott (wife Gabriel); his mother, Evelyn Kelly; a half-sister, Marlene Atchison; four other half-sisters; a half-brother, Jim Snavely; grandchildren, Jacob Snavely, and Seth and Tyler Koon; step-grandchildren, Wesley and Kristen Burkett, Joshua (wife Cyndland) Ruble, Zachary Ruble, Brandy Ruble, and Allan Ray, Brian, and Mauricia Ayla; a step-great-grandson, Noah Ruble; and other family members and many friends. To cherish his memories are his extended family, Terry (wife Vickie) Ruble, Larry Ruble (girlfriend Lisa Whisler), and a step-daughter, Pamela Burkett.

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