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Dewey Albert Snavely

January 9, 1951 — January 21, 2022



Dewey Albert Snavely, age 71, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Friday, January 21, 2022 at his home in Glade Spring after a hard fought, courageous battle against cancer.

Dewey was a loving husband, dad, and Papaw Dewey. He grew up farming on Snavely's Grade A Dairy in Davis Valley, graduated from Marion Senior High School, and proudly served his country in the Marines as a Combat Engineer, then returned to Marion to farm. Dewey formed a great friendship with Rusty Cox and became a sought-after vintner and distiller with an excellent winery crew. He was a faithful member of Lincoln Hill Baptist Church. Dewey loved the Lord, his family, his country, and living his crazy, wonderful life - where all the stories about Dewey are probably true. Dewey will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Betty Snavely; special uncle, Joseph Snavely; and granddaughter, Ellie Hicks.

Dewey is survived by his wife, Deana Snavely of Glade Spring, Va.; daughters, Katherine S. Williams of Rural Retreat, Va., Kayla D. Hicks and husband, John of Glade Spring, Va., Casey M. Holmes and husband, Coby of Abingdon, Va.; sons, Dewey Albert Snavely, II and wife, Lindsey of Fredericksburg, Va., James R. Snavely and wife, Tasha of Roanoke, Va.; sisters, Linda Jo Blake of Chesterfield, Va., Libby Heath and husband, Trent of Chilhowie, Va.; special brother and friend, William Thomas "Bill Tom" Snavely; brother, James Randolph Snavely, III and wife, Joyce, all of Rural Retreat, Va.; nine grandchildren, Payton Williams, Dewey Albert "Tre" Snavely III, Lauren Emilie Snavely, Braeden Snavely, Montana Ryann Snavely, Gavin Wyatt Bondurant, Kolby Hicks, Kamden Hicks, Blakely Holmes; father and mother-in-law, Frank and Janet Yarber of Glade Spring, Va.; special four legged friend and companion, Alf; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, January 24, 2022 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor James Davidson officiating and Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Funeral Honors Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Burial will be private.

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Monday, January 24, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 24, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm

Military Rites Conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Funeral Honors Guard & Francis Marion VFW Post #4667

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