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John H. "Jack" Snelling

July 9, 1928 January 9, 2018
John H. "Jack" Snelling
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John H. “Jack” Snelling, 89, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on 9 Jan 2018.

Jack was born in Waltham, Massachusetts 9 July 1928. He graduated from Concord High School in Concord, Massachusetts and received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&I University. Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 and was sworn in as an officer after earning his wings as an Aviation Cadet in 1955. He flew combat missions in Vietnam and ultimately served 30 years, retiring as a Colonel with time in numerous fighter and trainer aircraft. He met and married his wife, Pat, an Air Force nurse, while stationed in Italy. A devout Christian, Jack was heavily involved in his church as an elder, volunteer and organizer. He loved outdoor activities like camping, fishing, skiing, and golf, and loved to travel, play cards, and watch all things Ohio State.

Jack is survived by his children, Sandra Snelling, John Snelling Jr. (April), and Lynn Snelling; his grandchildren, Katherine Curnell, Avery Snelling, Jessica Curnell, and Joseph Snelling; his great grandson, Gabriel Dykes; his siblings Carol Stone and Malcolm Stone; and numerous nephews and nieces and their families. Jack is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Patricia Snelling; his parents, Edith Stone and Edward Stone; his uncle Charles Snelling; and his sisters, Louise Clark and Sally Corey.

Jack’s family wishes to thank Millie Thompson for her loving support and care as Jack’s caregiver during his final months.

The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, 13 Jan 2018, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 424 Kings Grant Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the funeral service. Jack’s cremains will be interred at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans or to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel assisting the family. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com


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424 Kings Grant Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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424 Kings Grant Road Virginia Beach 23452 VA
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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

424 Kings Grant Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
424 Kings Grant Road Virginia Beach 23452 VA
United States

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