Mr. Samuel Byram “Buddy” Snodgrass, Jr. 75, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Wayne T. Patrick House in Rock Hill to be reunited with the love of his life, Penny. He was born March 2, 1944 in Oakland, California, a son of the late Samuel Byram Snodgrass and Ardis Isabelle McNeal Snodgrass. Buddy retired from the United States Navy after serving 25 years. His service in the U.S. Navy led him to Southeast Asia, after 2 tours in Vietnam, then to the Mediterranean ports of Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Buddy enjoyed making custom birdhouses, farming, fishing, taking care of his livestock and visiting the Florida Panhandle. His interests included boccia ball and playing cards with his social groups in Sun City. Buddy loved his grandchildren, his beloved cat (Lucy), his aquarium and his double shots expressos from Starbucks. He never met a stranger and brought humor to every room he entered. Buddy was also a Mason, Shriner and of the Baptist Faith.
Buddy is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Kidd (Mark) of Fort Mill, SC and Rhonda Hart (Dave) of Conway, AR; four grandchildren, Aften Turner (Jonathan), Robby Lee, Tommy Lee (Stefanie), and Breanna Hart; six great-grandchildren, Hunter E. Lee, Aubrey Lee, Paxton Lee, Samantha Turner, Ryan Turner, and Mia Turner; a sister, Gail Jackson (Bill) of Seattle, WA; and many special friends at Sun City.
Buddy was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline “Penny” Taff Snodgrass and his parents.
The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Buddy was held at 11:00 am, Monday, December 30, 2019 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Hwy., Lancaster, SC officiated by Rev. Jason Myers. Burial will follow at Fort Jackson, 5668 Strong Thurmond Blvd., Columbia, SC.
The family received friends from 10:00 am- 11:00 am, Monday, December 30, 2019 at Burgess Funeral Home. Please consider sending a memorial contribution to honor his wife’s perpetual care. Contributions can be made to Pleasant Grove Cemetery, 5022 East Hwy 248, Waldron, AR 72958.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.