William S. Snavely, 52

MAY 18, 1960-FEB. 2, 2013

February 04, 2013
  • William S. Snavely
William S. Snavely

William S. “Scott” Snavely, 52, of Keedysville, Md., grew his wings Saturday morning, Feb. 2, 2013, surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home.

Born May 18, 1960, in Lancaster, Pa., he is the son of Kathryn A. “Peggy” Markman and her husband, Sherwin J., of Rock Hall, Md., and Gerald H. Snavely and his wife, Delores, of Westeminster, Md.

Scott also is survived by his father-in-law, Gerald M. McAfee of Keedysville.

Scott was a 1978 graduate of Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Md.

Upon graduation from high school, Scott enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

Scott owned and operated W.S. Snavely Plumbing in Keedysville.

He thoroughly enjoyed sports. Scott coached his children in softball and baseball, along with being their number-one fan in volleyball and football. He was a season ticket holder of the Washington Redskins for several years and enjoyed going to the games with his wife, children and friends. Scott and his wife loved to travel together, whether it was to sporting events, the Dominican Republic or to Las Vegas. His summers were spent in the backyard lying around the pool, teaching his nieces and nephews how to swim. He enjoyed fishing with his buddies and was proud of winning the Wounded Warrior Project Fishing Tournament by catching the largest rockfish.

Scott is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Emma Jean (McAfee) Snavely; his two proud children, Kimberly A. (Snavely) Sheaffer and husband, Brandon D., of Falling Waters, W.Va., and William “Cody” Snavely and companion, Megan Row, both of Keedysville; a sister, Vicki Cowger and husband, Thomas, of Ada, Okla.; and a special aunt, Mary Louise Hillard of New Holland, Pa. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his loving companion puppies, Tucker and Roxy.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William F. and Helen O. Weaver; his paternal grandparents, Benjamin H. and Grace H. Snavely; and his mother-in-law, Edith E. McAfee.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, beginning at 6 p.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, with a funeral ceremony starting at 8 p.m. The Rev. Joseph C. Burdette Sr. will officiate. Military honors will be rendered immediately following the service in the funeral home chapel by the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 of Boonsboro. Final resting-place ceremonies will be held privately.

For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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