Robert Snelgrove


MSGT Robert Lee Snelgrove, United States Air Force (Retired), widower of Maxine Sease Snelgrove, died August 5, 2020 at his residence.

Born in Leesville on October 3, 1935, he was a son of the late Henry Arthur and Bessie Lee Derrick Snelgrove. He retired from the United States Air Force, serving in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He enjoyed traveling, working in his yard, and spending time talking with his family and friends. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He is survived by sons, Robert “Bob” Snelgrove, Jr (Wendy) of Newberry and Dean Snelgrove (Donna) of Prosperity; daughters, Barbara Kinard (Les) of Prosperity and Peggy Hendrix (Hal) of Newberry; a sister, Janice Hite of Leesville; 11 Grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Billy Ray Snelgrove; a daughter, Sherry S. Zalewski; great- grandsons, Asa and Wyatt Bouknight; and a grandson-in-law, D.J. Bedenbaugh.

A funeral service and committal service was held on Sunday, August 9, 2020.