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Niota Cemetery
Thursday July 5th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Henry "Buck" Ben Sneed

HENRY BEN "BUCK" SNEED,  age 92 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Friday, June 29, 2018, in NHC Healthcare of Athens, Tenn. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Virginia Yarber Sneed.  He retired from Athens Products and was a member for over 60 years of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a member of Woodman Life and Meridian Sun Lodge #50 F&AM.  He and his wife had traveled in 50 states and Canada and he enjoyed working in his garden, camping and he was also a Ham radio operator with the call sign of WB4-DQH.

He was preceded in death by:

  • His wife 62 years: Mary Ellen Brown Sneed on Feb. 23, 2018,
  • Two Sisters: Sue Wyatt and Elizabeth Belcher.


  • Brother-in-law and wife: Lynn and Carrie Brown of Englewood, Tenn.
  • Sister-in-law:  Inez Barnette of Niota, Tenn.
  • Several nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 5, 2018 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Dr. Jack Scallions officiating.

Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 6, 2018 in McMinn Memory Gardens. 

Active pallbearers Keith Tulloch, Preston Tulloch, Brandon Williams, Tracy Brown, Nolan BrownJ. L. Barnette, Ken Gilreath, and Dwayne Rogers. 

 The family will receive friends from 5-7 Thursday in the funeral home.

Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycockhobbs/notices/Henry-Sneed.com.

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.

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Dear Family, keeping you in our prayers and thoughts during your time of grief.

Glenn & Delorese Thompson Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

I only knew Buck through the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club. He was a fine man and a true gentleman. A voice of reason...and a friend. He will be missed...but remembered in our hearts and minds. Romans 8:38

Phil Prichard KC4JIY

Phil Prichard Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Buck at Athens Products.

Linda Allen Jul 2 2018 12:00 AM