Mike (James Michael) Snodgrass

Published 4:36 pm Friday, May 10, 2019

Mike (James Michael) Snodgrass, born July 24, 1944 in Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Mike was adopted into the Ford family when he married Emma Rose on September 14, 1968. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mae Snodgrass; parents-in-law, Gurney and Fairy Ford; and dear brothers-in law, Carl Ford, Bob Ford and Ed DeVault.
Mike attended Elizabethton City Schools and ETSU before entering the work force at North American Rayon Corporation. He then worked at Bristol Metals, before completing his work career at Tennessee Eastman, working there for 36 years. He also proudly served his country in the United States National Guard Reserves.
Mike was a member of the Elizabethton Church of Christ, enjoying fellowship and many close relationships with his church family. Mike had a love of animals (especially strays), motorcycles and automobiles. He was a member of the Porsche Automotive Club, NRA and enjoyed target shooting with friends. He loved to research gathering seeds and seed pods from flowers and raising plants — a hobby begun when Randall Hutchins gave him a hyacinth plant.
Those left to remember Mike’s love are: wife, Emma Rose Ford Snodgrass; sisters-in-law, Carolyn DeVault, Rita Ford and Jeanette Ford, all of Elizabethton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Ruth Ann Ford of Talbott, Tenn., and Harry and Vickie Ford of Elizabethton, Tenn.; special friend, Elmer Rehart; and a special uncle, Wylie Milhorn of Johnson City.
A service to celebrate the life of Mike (James Michael) Snodgrass will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Roby Ellis and Mr. Dennis Pierce, ministers, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be all the many special friends of his church family and lifelong friends from his childhood: Chris Arnett, Jimmy Larkin and Larry Taylor. The family would like to especially thank Dr. April Lambert and all the ICU Nursing Staff at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carter County Animal Shelter, 135 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643 or to the Elizabethton Rescue Squad, 105 Iodent Way, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mike and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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