John Kevin Sneed

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

John Kevin Sneed, 52, of Leachville, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 29, 2014, at home.

He was born March 8, 1962, in Memphis to William Charles and Beverly Marie Sneed. He was of the Catholic faith.

Mr. Sneed served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal. He was a concealed carry firearm instructor. In earlier years, he enjoyed playing golf. He really enjoyed his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He liked watching NASCAR (his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt Jr.) and his favorite football team, the Arkansas Razorbacks. He loved to cook out and had a great sense of humor. His family said, "He was a good person." He loved his family, including his "baby," his favorite dog "Monk," more than anything.

He had worked for Cyro as a maintenance engineer for over 20 years. Later, he was able to pursue his dream of working in law enforcement. He worked for the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department and the Leachville Police Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two step-sons, Stephen Rush and Michael Rush.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Joyce Sneed of Leachville;

His daughter, Andrea Sneed and her fiance Brian Bailey of Jonesboro;

Five grandchildren, Leigha Rush, Justin Buxton, Dalton Rush, Madison Rush and Lauren Rush;

Three brothers, William Charles "Chip" Sneed and Donna Boyce of Memphis, Stephen Sneed of Memphis and Karl Sneed and Caroline of Hilton Head, South Carolina;

Two sisters, Beverly Nichols and Jim of Tennessee and Lisa Sneed of Memphis;

A former daughter-in-law, Donna Sneed of Memphis; and

Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in Carney Funeral Home Chapel with Father Felix officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until services begin.

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