MSGT Robert Lee Snelgrove, United States Air Force (Retired), widower of Maxine Sease Snelgrove,died August 5, 2020 at his residence.
Born in Leesville on October 3, 1935, he was a son of the late Henry Arthur and Bessie Lee Derrick Snelgrove. He retired from the United States Air Force, serving in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He enjoyed traveling, working in his yard, and spending time talking with his family and friends. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by sons, Robert “Bob” Snelgrove, Jr (Wendy) of Newberry and Dean Snelgrove (Donna) of Prosperity; daughters, Barbara Kinard (Les) of Prosperity and Peggy Hendrix (Hal) of Newberry; a sister, Janice Hite of Leesville; 11 Grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 8 step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Billy Ray Snelgrove; a daughter, Sherry S. Zalewski; great- grandsons, Asa and Wyatt Bouknight; and a grandson-in-law, D.J. Bedenbaugh.
A private funeral service for immediate family, who feel comfortable participating in an indoor worship service, will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church by the Rev. Bobby Morris. The committal service for all family and friends will be at 3:00 PM Sunday in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Those attending are asked to follow the Covid 19 guidelines and masks are encouraged. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 190 Knox Abbott Drive, #301, Cayce, SC 29033, National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201, or to Mt. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2336 Mt. Pilgrim Church Road, Prosperity, SC 2912