John Michael Snowden DALLAS--United States Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joshua Michael Snowden died serving his country on Monday, July 10, 2017. FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75204. Burial follows at 2:45 p.m. at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. MEMORIALS: A memorial fund has been set up in honor of United States Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Snowden. Please visit incarnation.org/josh-snowden
to make a contribution. Staff Sergeant Snowden was born in Abilene, Texas, on July 22, 1985, to Gay Hayslett and Michael Snowden. He played lacrosse at Highland Park High School and immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, later graduating from Texas State University in 2010 where he also played lacrosse. Staff Sergeant Snowden continued his military career when he was brought on active duty in July 2012 and remained as such until his passing. Snowden, or simply "Snow" by all who knew him, was a man who loved God, his family and friends, and his country. He was an avid lover of Texas Country music, grilling steaks, and working on his truck all at the same time whenever possible. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Eric Snowden, and by both sets of grandparents. His death is a shock to family and friends; however there is comfort knowing he is in heaven with the Father and reunited in spirit with his brother. SURVIVORS: His father, Michael; mother, Gay; and second father, Rick; as well as his sister, Sara; and brothers, Drew, Tyler, Greg, and Bryan survive him. SPARKMAN/HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME Dallas, 214-363-5401 View and sign guestbook at www .star-telegram.com/obobituaries
Published by Star-Telegram on Jul. 23, 2017.