A funeral service honoring and remembering Richard Lee Sneed will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the RiverCrest Chapel in Bixby. Interment will follow in the Bixby Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 PM Sunday at Bixby Funeral Service. Rick passed away Thursday morning, May 21, 2020 at his home in Bixby. He was 77.
Born February 5, 1943 in Girard, Kansas, Rick was the son of Clarence and Lois (Boggs) Sneed. Rick enlisted in the United Navy at age 17 and served honorably in Vietnam, serving two tours of duty. Rick was married to Judy Bays Sneed, the mother of his children for 36 years. They raised four children together in Carthage, Missouri.
While visiting a sale at the Boyds Bear store in Jenks, Rick met Kay Riddle. It was love at first sight and the couple married May 15, 2004 at the Hansel and Gretel Park in Carthage. Rick and Kay never had an argument during their 16 years of marriage. They both absolutely loved Black Walnut ice cream from Braum’s.
A man of faith, Rick attended Baptist and Assemblies of God churches throughout his lifetime. He was an avid hunter, a fisherman, and loved the outdoors. A man of many hobbies, Rick enjoyed refurbishing Mustangs and Camaros, bowling, and spending time on his ski boat on Table Rock lake. He also loved jewelry, something he had in common with Kay. Rick was a wonderful father and grandfather and will not soon be forgotten by a loving family that will forever cherish his memory.
Surviving family members include his wife, Kay of the home; his three children: Richard Sneed and wife, Andy, Joni Shively and husband, Brian, Jimmy Sneed and wife, Simone; his 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; his bonus son, Scotty Bunch, and his bonus grandchildren, Ethan and Zachary.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Billy Sneed, granddaughters, Megan and Hope Sneed; and his bonus son, Kevin Riddle.
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