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Snuggs Brown

July 17, 2016 at 5:00 a.m.

Leslie Snuggs Brown ,76, of El Dorado went to be with the Lord Friday, July 15, 2016 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. Born November 19, 1939 at Warner Brown Hospital in El Dorado, he was the son of the late Leslie Robert Brown and Kathleen Snuggs Brown. He graduated from El Dorado High School in 1958 and attended U of A prior to joining the U.S. Army, stationed in France for almost three years, earning an Honorable Discharge. He then attended Henderson State University, subsequently working as District Sales Representative for Lion Oil Company.

He worked as District Sales Manager for American Petrofina Company before owning and operating South Arkansas Oil Company headquartered in El Dorado. In 1976 he began employment as a loan officer with National Bank of Commerce. He retired from Simmons Bank December 31, 2013 as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lending Officer.

Snuggs previously served as Chairman of the SAU Advisory Board (El Dorado) for three years; the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of El Dorado for three years; Vice President and Board Member of Cerebral Palsy of South Arkansas, Inc.; and a number of other organizations, projects, and activities.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Brown Holloway; and a stepson, Christopher David Horne.

He enjoyed cold water, salt water, and warm water fly fishing, hunting, fishing, golfing, camping, and earned the level of Certified Fly Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers of Bozeman, MT.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Belinda Silliman Brown; one daughter, Ellen Jeanne Clark; one son, William Lewis ( Vicky) Brown; two granddaughters, Laken Clark Wamsley (Alex) of Glen, MS, and Shelby Brown of Little Rock; along with three great grandchildren, Jeri Lynn Wamsley, Leslie Michael Wamsley, and L.C. Wamsley.

Snuggs is a member of the Body of Jesus Christ for 48 years attending College Avenue Church of Christ for 42 years.

A Memorial Service by Young's Funeral Directors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 18, at College Avenue Church of Christ with Minister Kent Jobe and Brother Jack Webb officiating. Pallbearers are Kenny Oliver, Dr. Steve Ward, Ken Rudder, David Floyd, Rob Robinson, John Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers are Jack Reynolds, Eddie Sexton, Rodney Summers and Robbie Williams. Finger foods will be served immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Home Inc., 5515 Old Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450, College Avenue Church of Christ, 1817 N college Ave, el Dorado, AR 71730 or Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.

An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

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