Wilfred "Dub" Snelson

  • BORN: June 3, 1942
  • DIED: March 27, 2016
  • LOCATION: Kensett, Arkansas
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"Dub" Wilfred Loran Snelson, Jr., 73 of Kensett, Arkansas reunited with family in heaven on March 27, 2016 with the love and care of his family with help from AR Hospice. He was born June 3, 1942 in Griffithville, Arkansas to the late "Bill" Wilfred Loran Snelson, Sr. and Nova Feather Snelson.

Dub was a loving father who believed in discipline and respect for others. He was a devoted Christian and would tell you his love for Jesus Christ and showed his wife of 12 years Judy Snelson how much he loved every moment of their time together. He enjoyed the short trips with Judy being out in the scenery as much as possible. He was always ready for a great family gathering every fourth Sunday and grandparents day at the school the grandchildren. Dub loved singing songs of praise to the Lord with his wife Judy and loved the beautiful plant room remodeled in their home.

Though Dub battled Rheumatoid Arthritis most of his life he never let any of his disabilities affect anything he could change or modify for his situation. He came up with inventions his whole life to accommodate his "I can" mentality that he passed onto his sons and grandchildren. He studied hard and made the honor roll and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business from UCA in Conway. He studied various planting techniques and plants that would help his body and how to plant the best way to have the garden the family needed to strive. He built his own dulcimer and repaired instruments with tools he made to accomplish his task. Taught himself how to play instruments like the trumpet, hand made pottery from actual process from clay from the earth to inventing a turning wheel from things around the house. He taught himself how to work on computers and would help family and friends as long as he was able. He and Judy never missed fellowship with family and friends until his illness took too much out of him. He made many moves in and out of facilities his last months, never ever alone we would fill two rooms, but family was always there.

Left to cherish Dub's memory is his sons Mike (Lauree) Snelson, of Otsego, Michigan, George (Evonne) Snelson of Beebe, Arkansas, Philip (Jessica) Snelson of Searcy, Arkansas, Dale (Kim) Barker of Sherwood, Arkansas, and daughter, Dena Mitchell of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Sisters and brothers, Dee Brimer of McRae, Arkansas, Billie (Carl) Neal of Griffithville, Arkansas, Charles (Nancy) Snelson of McRae, Arkansas, Kathy (Harold) Churchwell of Griffithville, Arkansas, and Dale (Sandy) Snelson of Griffithville, Arkansas. Paternal grandchildren, Joe Snelson, Jim Snelson, Blythe Snelson, Ayreona Snelson, Dakota Snelson, and Cara Snelson, Brett Barker. He gave great love to all the children that proudly loved TaTa Dub and called him Grandpa.
In addition to his parents, Dub was preceded in death also by toddler brothers Ricky and Donnie Snelson; sister, Gail Snelson, and brother-in-law, Glen Brimer.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 31st at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 1st at Searcy-McEuen Chapel with burial following at Dogwood Cemetery.

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  • March 31, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home
  • 2616 S. Main St.
  • Searcy, AR 72143
  • (501) 279-9300
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Funeral Service
  • April 01, 2016
    10:00 AM
  • Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home
  • 2616 S. Main St.
  • Searcy, AR 72143
  • (501) 279-9300
  • Get Directions


“ just found out of your passing i will always love u an i will miss u verry much. love always your adopted kid forever jennifer ”

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