ELKIN — Mr. Howard Thompson Sneed Sr., 72, of Elkin, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was born on March 14, 1941, to the late Andrew Jackson Sneed and the late Eliza Jane Brannock Sneed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Burch Sneed; one son, Carl Wayne Sneed; two sisters, Mary Marthalene Sneed and Carrie Mae Sneed Reece; two brothers, Arthur Junior Sneed and Paul Franklin Sneed. Howard was retired from Brady Furniture in Rural Hall. Surviving are his three daughters and son-in-law, Tina and Kenneth "Mike" Arrington of Elkin, Cynthia Vawter of Elkin, and Teresa Potts of Elkin; two sons, Howard T. Sneed Jr. of Elkin, and Gray Potts of Elkin; five grandchildren, Jonathan Gardner, Toby Potts, Cassie Sneed, Andy Vawter, Elise Austin; four great-grandchildren, Aubrey Snow, Carson Soriano, Kannon Gardner and Bella Potts; three sisters, Sarah Sneed James, Linda Sneed Sparks, and Pamela Sneed Rosensteel; and two brothers, James Sneed and wife, Molly, and Floyd Sneed and wife, Jane. Special friends were: George and Icy Burch, and C.W. and Linda Haney. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013, in the Chapel of Moody-Davis Funeral Home in Dobson. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m., the time of the memorial service at Moody-Davis Funeral Home. The family requests all donation to be given to Mountain Valley Hospice in honor of Mr. Sneed. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.