Maj. Ralph Albert Snavely, Jr., (USAF retired) age 88, of Blue Skies of Texas West, San Antonio, TX passed away Dec. 5, 2014 in San Antonio. He was born April 14, 1926 in San Antonio.
Maj. Snavely served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps and then earned a B.A. degree from UT Austin. While at UT Austin he was on the polo team, the swim team and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He was also in ROTC and received a Commission as Lieutenant. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years, retiring as commanding officer for the 38th Tactical Missile Wing. He was a member of the Osage Nation and son of original allotee Alberta Mac Keeler. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Sr. and Alberta Snavely, daughter, Allyce Prentiss and brother, James Snavely. Survivors include his wife of 65 years Charlene Snavely of San Antonio; children, Sandra Snavely of Castroville, TX and Ralph Snavely III of Fairfax, OK; grandchildren Jackson Prentiss, Charles Prentiss, Samuel Snavely and Sara Snavely; sisters-in-law, Joyce Snavely and Hazel Leonard; other relatives and a host of friends. The Holy Rosary was recited Dec. 8, 2014 at the Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. A Graveside Service with Military Honors was held Dec. 9, 2014 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Memorials may be given in his memory to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home. Visit www.tondre-guinn.com
Original Publish Date: 2014-12-09 00:00:00