Joe L. Snapp, 85 gained his freedom from this earth, no more sickness, God called him home on Sunday, May 3, 2020 after a brief illness.
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He was born in Sullivan County lived in Blountville for 61 years and in Kingsport for 24 years. He was an employee for Sullivan County Hwy. Department for 47 years.
Joe loved to restore antique cars and car shows and driving his 1949 Ford P/U in local parades, he liked to mow yards for the elderly women in his neighborhood.
Joe was preceded in death by his father; Roy Oscar Snapp, mother; Bertie Elmer Browder Snapp, sisters; Shirley Ann Snapp Trivett and Louise Snapp Taylor, great-grandson; Nolan James Snapp.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Jeanette M. Derting Snapp, sons; David D. Snapp (Barbara), Roger L. Snapp (Bambi), grandchildren; Justin (J.J.) W. Snapp (Megan), Whitney D. Snapp and Dawson J. Snapp, one great-grandson; Braxton R. Snapp, several Nieces and nephews and special cousins.
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, and in consideration of the health of the family and that of the public, a private graveside will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 12:00pm with Pastor Dewey Shaffer and Donnie Taylor officiating.
Pallbearers will be Justin W. Snapp, Dawson J. Snapp, Ritchie Hensley, Jerry Ketron, Benny Ketron and Donnie Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers are the special people of the Sullivan County Highway Department.
East Tennessee Funeral Home & Cemetery is honored to serve the family of Joe Snapp.