Leonard F. Snellenberger Jr.
Leonard F. Snellenberger Jr., 79, of Waldo went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012) at Partners of Marion Care & Rehabilitation Center with his family by his side.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1932, in Panther, W.Va., to the late Leonard F. Snellenberger, Sr. and Pearl Madge (Anglin) Snellenberger. Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 18, 1951, he married Ethel L. Roberts, the love of his life, in Clintwood, Va., and they later moved to Marion in 1955. On June 18, 2011, Leonard and Ethel celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home with family and friends. He was employed more than 40 years at Eaton Corporation in Marion as a tool and die maker from 1955–1995. He often traveled to West Virginia for family vacations; he loved to go fishing; enjoyed working on cars; loved to plant a vegetable garden; and enjoyed watching boxing and the NASCAR races.
Leonard is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Ethel Snellenberger; two daughters, Sandy Lynn (Snellenberger) Wampler of Marion and Beverly Jean (Snellenberger) Howald and her husband, John, of Waldo; two granddaughters, Jennifer Howald of Downtown Columbus and Jeana Howald of Westerville; his loving sister, Lorene (Snellenberger) Barlow and her husband, Larry, of Marion; one brother, Dusty Dotson of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Norma F. Collins, Shirley A. Bazzie and Bonnie Sue Anglin; and one brother, Elmer (Bobby) G. Snellenberger.
Funeral services for Leonard will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Pamela Lamb-Hart. Burial will follow at the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Brush Ridge. Family and friends will act as pallbearers. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.
Those who wish to make memorial contributions may make them to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund in memory of Leonard Snellenberger at heartlandhospicefund.org.
Online condolences may be expressed at boydbornfuneralhome.com.