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Robert Russell "Rusty" Sneed


Robert Russell "Rusty" Sneed, age 66, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Smyth County to the late W.R. "Dude" and Ruby Sneed. Rusty graduated from Marion Senior High School in 1972. He was a regional wrestling champion and a member of the Scarlett Hurricanes team that competed in state meets. He was also a high school golfer, and attended Wytheville Community College. Rusty continued his love of golf and made it his career. He was also an avid fisherman and maintained years of camping with loyal friends.

Rusty is survived by his wife, Pat Porter; sisters, Susan Sneed, and Genie Haulsee and husband, Charles, all of Marion, Va.; niece Lisa Gibson and husband, Tom of Mt. Jackson, Va.; and great nieces, Alex and Callie.

While no formal services are planned – friends are welcome to extend sympathies to the family at home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Smyth County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1124, Marion, VA 24354; or Mike Smythe Golf Scholarship Foundation, c/o Susan Sneed, 173 Gaston Lane, Marion, VA 24354.

To share memories of Robert Russell "Rusty" Sneed, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Rusty's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354.

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We just heard of Rusty's passing. We send our sincere condolences. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Danny and Kim Slemp

Danny and Kim Slemp Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Rusty" Sneed

Danny and Kim Slemp Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Susan, Genie, so sorry for your lost. Prayers for you & your family. Carolyn Stamper

Carolyn B. Stamper Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to Susan and her family. Rusty and my late brother, Jimmy, were good friends. I'm sure they are enjoying a belated camping trip in Heaven right now. Someplace I have a photo of Jim and Rusty as two of the three wise men at a Royal Oak Presbyterian Church play. Bill Veselik

Bill Veselik Aug 19 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers. Sandy Wolfe

sandrawolfe@hotmail.comq Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Rusty s passing. So sad> Phil Hopkins marion SC

doctorhop204@yahoo.com Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Genie and Susan. I am so sorry for your loss. love, hugs and prayers to you all

Helen Vernon Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Rusty as always with a big smile on his face!!! He was a really good guys!!! So sorry for your loss Holding you close in our Prayers!!! Bobby Porter

Bob Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

Pat, please accept our sincerest condolences and know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Timothy, Sandy & Eric Cline

Sandy Cline Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Pat, Susan, and Genie....we are so sad for y'all.....Rusty was a forever friend....lotsa great memories....we love you...Doug and Vicky Hash....

Vicky A. Hash Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

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