James Thomas “Tommy” Snell, 71, of Lubbock passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was born Oct. 9, 1941 in Ennis to Tom and Nell Snell. On June 29, 1965 he and Peggy Chandler were united in marriage at the Kerens Presbyterian Church.
Tommy served his country as a Lieutenant with the Texas National Guard during the 1960’s through 1980’s while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree at East Texas State University in 1974. He also served as the Laboratory Director for Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana. After moving to Belton, he was the Laboratory Director for House Medical Clinic in Killeen. In December of 1982, he graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Master of Science in Health Professions. He went on to work in the Administration and Audiology Divisions of the Texas Department of Health in Lubbock retiring in 2006. Tommy was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lubbock.
Tommy was a loving husband and father and he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy; daughter Amy Snell of Lubbock, and son Greg and wife Desi of Spring Branch, Texas as well as two grandchildren Luke and Katie Snell. He is also survived by his sister, Laura Jean Isom of San Angelo, numerous nieces and nephews, and his lifelong friend, Ed Whitacre.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Kerens Cemetery in Kerens with the Rev. Charles Reese officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Kerens Presbyterian Church, 301 SE 3rd St., Kerens, Texas 75144.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.