Willis Earl Snell

Willis Earl Snell, 87, of Kelly Hill Road in Stock-ton, New York passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday afternoon December 30, 2012 at Brooks Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Willis was born in Stock-ton, New York on July 10, 1925 and was the son of the late William and Mabel Blodgett Snell. He lived in the Stockton area all of his life.

Willis had been a self employed dairy farmer in Stockton his entire life and was currently retired. He also was employed for many years as a custodian for the Brocton Central School District.

He was a member of the Stockton Community Church and a member of the Stockton Grange and Farm Bureau. Among the many things that Willis thoroughly enjoyed were cutting timber, reading and baking.

He is survived by two sons, William (Afraula) Snell of Fredonia, New York and David (Kay) Snell of Stockton, New York; and 10 grandchildren: Victoria Snell, William Snell, Jessica Snell, Erika Snell, Annetta Snell, Lydia Snell, Hosanna Snell, Joanna Snell, Joshua Snell and Katrina Snell. He is also survived by two sisters Olive (William) Donaldson of South Stockton, N.Y. and Janice (Larry) Carlson of Cassadaga, N.Y. and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife, Irene Tanner Snell whom he married in August of 1959 and who passed away in 1985.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning January 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Stockton Community Church with the Rev. Richard Hamilton officiating. Interment will fol-low at the Stockton Green-wood Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home, 51 Highland Ave. in Brocton, N.Y. on Thursday January 3, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. The family graciously suggests donations may be made to The Stockton Community Church, 10 West Railroad Ave., Stock-ton, New York 14784.