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William Frederick Sneed, 67, affectionately known as “Fred” or “The Fuzz” was ushered into Heaven on Tuesday evening, June 12th, 2018 at Hospice of Greensboro’s Beacon Place following a long battle with multiple myeloma, diabetes, and kidney failure.
Funeral will be 2:30 PM Sunday, June 17, 2018 at New Covenant Church in Pleasant Garden with burial to follow at Guilford Memorial Park.
Fred graduated from Ben L. Smith High School in 1968. Upon graduation, he was drafted at the age of eighteen to the United States Army. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, SC prior to serving in Vietnam. When he returned from Vietnam, Fred went to work at L and E Packaging as a flexographic pressman. He worked with L and E for thirty-two years where he earned the nickname, “The Fuzz”. In 1994 Fred and friends, Jim Davis and Ernest Melvin, created DMS Printing. His printing expertise was utilized by Guilford County Schools and Gideons International to name a few.
In 1980, Fred accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior while attending Hunter Hills Baptist Church. He was baptized at the church by Dr. Adrian Harris. Later, Fred was one of the founding members of New Covenant Church in Pleasant Garden where he remained a faithful member until his death.
Fred loved bowling and playing men’s softball when he was able. He loved classic muscle cars, deep sea fishing, telling silly jokes, and picking on kids to make them laugh. He loved animals of all kinds and was a constant bird watcher. He also loved to grow peppers of any kind, “the hotter, the better”.
William is preceded in death by his parents, William Goodridge Sneed and Marion Whitford Williams Sneed; granddaughters, Cora Grace Locklear and Ashley Miracle Locklear; and a brother-in-law, Jere Watson of CA; along with numerous beloved dogs especially “Casey” and “Bailey”.
He is survived by his wife and caregiver, Cheryl “Sherry” Sneed of the home. July 6th would have been their 35th wedding anniversary. He is also survived by children, Michelle S. Wilson (Derrick Johnson) of Randleman, Michael Sneed (April) of Stokesdale, Jennifer S. Noble (Michael) of Charlotte, Brooke S. Locklear (Brandon) of Greensboro, and Ryan Sneed of the home; precious granddaughters, Deavin and Denise Sneed of Stokesdale, Harlee Clapp of Randleman, and Ellie and Gabbie Noble of Charlotte. Siblings, Ann S. Watson of Discovery Bay, CA, Rick Sneed (Maria) of San Rafael, CA, Helen S. Behan (Tom) of Fairbanks, AK; sisters-in-law, Kim Benson (John) of Greensboro and Lisa Omanovich (Emko) of Wilkesboro; brother-in-law, Steve Millsap of FL; ex-wives, Ellen Sneed of Greensboro and Janice Cavan Hall of Kernersville. His four-legged girls are “Sammie”, “Sugar”, and “Sadie”; along with numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 1:30-2:15 PM Sunday at the church prior to the service.
Special appreciation to Wesley Long Cancer Center Staff and Dr. Sherrill; Carolina Kidney and Dr. Jay Patel; Fresenius South Greensboro Hemodialysis staff; the loving care from Angel Hands and CNA Vickie Allison whom lovingly assisted Fred for five years.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions to be made to New Covenant Church, 4708 Alliance Church Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313 or to Greater Greensboro Youth for Christ, 917 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401.
Fred requested that anyone attending the service to dress casual just as you are. He always stressed that the Lord wasn’t concerned with the outside….it is the inside that mattered.
Fred lived his life by II Timothy 4:7, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
George Brothers Funeral Service is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.