Donald Glenn Sneed
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Donald Glenn Sneed Jr., 69, of Lake Quivira Kansas, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2012, with his loving family at his side.
Don was born February 3, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Donald and Elizabeth Sneed, and he graduated from Southwest High School in 1961 and attended Pittsburgh State University. He worked for Hopkins Manufacturing in Emporia for many years and, in 1991, he became the President and partner of Jasco, which developed the first fully adjustable drink holder called the “Spillmaster”. In 1997, he became a partner with his son Brett in a business named BLT (“Better Life Technology”) that is a leading manufacturer of garage and specialty flooring.
He loved and cherished his family and friends as he was an active part of their lives. He was an avid sports nut and did whatever it took to win. It was said by one of his close tennis companions “Don never made a bad call….. according to him!”
He is survived by his wife of 48 years Joannie (Schembri) Sneed; son Brett (wife Shelley) Sneed of Lake Quivira; daughters, Christi (husband Mark) Metivier of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and Whitney (husband Scott) Coulson of Lake Quivira; and 8 grandchildren.
Visitation and Funeral Mass
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66203. Mass will begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the burial. A celebration of life reception will occur at 4:00 p.m. at Lake Quivira Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Don’s name to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5901 Flint, Shawnee, Kansas 66203 or the Amyloidosis Support Group at www.amyloidosissupport.com 232 Orchard Drive, Wood Dale, Illinois 60191.