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Henry “Tim” Snelson, 59

Henry “Tim” Snelson, 59

Henry “Tim” Snelson, age 59, passed away Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at the Elizabeth House following a brief period of illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry K. Snelson and Patricia A. Forrister Snelson.

Tim graduated from West Henderson High School in 1976 and received his degree in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from and later taught at Blue Ridge Community College. He was most recently employed as a technical support supervisor for the southeast with Baker Distribution. He was a member of Living Water Baptist Church for the past five years.

He is survived by his five children, Derrick Snelson and his wife, Holly, Amber Snelson, Jenna Strawser and her husband, Scott, Rianne Greene and Jaimee Snelson-Burns and her husband, David; a special grandson whom he helped rear, Quinton Gamble; grandchildren, Kaylee, Kiara, Caitlyn, Connor, Ella, Raiden, Madelynn and Madison; one great-granddaughter, Kenly Dawn Gamble; two sisters, Cassandra Jamerson and her husband, Danny and Karen Kissick; one brother, Michael Snelson; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7th, 2016 at Living Water Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tim’s memory may be directed to the Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731; or to Living Water Baptist Church, 1284 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.