Graveside services for Thad Cleatus Snelgrooes, of Hugo, Okla., were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 2020 at Restland Cemetery in Boswell, Okla. Thad passed away Nov. 15, 2020, at the age of 92.
Thad Cleatus Snelgrooes was born on July 21, 1928 in Calico Rock, Ark., to William Bill Snelgrooes and Ardel Annie (Wayland) Snelgrooes. He married Emagean Manar in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1976. Thad was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers: Henry Snelgrooes, Wayne Snelgrooes, Don Snelgrooes, and Cecil Snelgrooes, along with his sister, Reatha Gorden.
Thad was a proud veteran of the United States Army and fought in World War II. He worked for many years in the construction industry as a drywall installer. Thad was a member of the HOD Carriers Union #652 in Santa Anna, Calif. He enjoyed traveling with his wife across the United States before her death. Thad also enjoyed fishing, gardening and whatever else Emer told him to do. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Checotah, Okla. Thad will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his sons: Harold Snelgrooes and Bobby Snelgrooes and brother, Truman Snelgrooes of California.
Bro. Johnny Corgill officiated the service, under the direction of Miller & Miller Funeral Home.