Thomas Randolph Snoddy
Name: Thomas Randolph Snoddy
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Unit: USS Orion
Dates of Service: 5/8/1943 - 11/21/1945
Theater of Service: Asiatic-Pacific,
Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
March 28, 2007
THOMAS RANDOLPH SNODDY, SR.
Thomas R. SNODDY Sr., 82, better known as "PeeWee", of Charlottesville,
Virginia, went to be with Jesus Christ, his beloved Lord and Savior on Monday,
March 26, 2007, after a brief hospitalization at Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Born July 6, 1924, in Buckingham County, Virginia, he was the son of the
late Eric Wood and Mabel STEGER SNODDY. He was also predeceased by his
brother, Theodore SNODDY; and his halfbrother, Ernest Rea SNODDY.
In 1943, Pee-Wee was drafted, and served in the United States Navy during
World War II on the USS Orion. Upon returning to the states, he married the
love of his life and the mother of his three children, Thelma May BABER.
Pee-Wee worked in the appliance department of H.M. Gleason & Co. for 18
years, where he gained much experience and many lifelong friends. In August of
1967, after leaving H.M. Gleason & Co., Pee-Wee started R.M. Davis Appliances
in the showroom of R.M. Davis Motors located on 29 North, an innovation for
the 1960's. After Mr. DAVIS' retirement, Pee-Wee and his son, Randy, purchased
what is now Davis Appliance Co. Inc. located on High Street. Although he was
at the store the Thursday preceding his death, he was especially proud to
still be part of and be able to continue this business with his son, Randy SNODDY.
Randolph was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and spent his life loving
God, loving others and serving both. His life served as a testimony for all
who came to know him. He made a difference in many peoples lives and was very
respected. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, husband, and a
friend to many.
Pee-Wee is survived by his most loving and devoted wife of 60 years,
Thelma BABER SNODDY of Charlottesville; two sons, Randy SNODDY of Earlysville, and
Ronnie SNODDY and his wife, Sandy, of Ruckersville; his daughter, Terry Lynn
of Earlysville; his two precious grandchildren, Ashley Nicole HENDERSON and
James Randolph SNODDY; and his two half sisters, Norma MILLER and Cathy SIDES.
Pee-Wee is survived by many people whom he loved, cared for and respected.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. HAMMOND for his
loving care to Pee-Wee over the last several years.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March
29, 2007, at the Belmont Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2007, at the
Belmont Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Anderson officiating. Interment will
follow at Monticello Memory Gardens.