William Sneed Sr., age 69, of La Vergne, Tenn., passed away July 28, 2010. He was born on March 8, 1936 to the late Clara Mai Sneed and Dave Hartful. He was educated in the Rutherford County School System and attended church at Ebenezer Baptist on Old Nashville Hwy. He was a walking horse trainer for many years.

William Sneed Sr. was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Mai Sneed; father, Dave Hartful; brothers, Aaron Sneed and Charles Sneed; and sons, Larry Sneed and Ronnie Sneed.

He leaves to cherish his wife, Earline Sneed; one son, William Sneed Jr.; three daughters, Cathy (Charles) Watson, Connie Sneed, and Cindy (Johnny) Young; one step-son, Wesley Allen; three step-daughters, Florence Martin, Geraldine Allen, and Anita Allen; six sisters, Fannie Jean Vaughn, Mary (Augusta) Hathaway, Sharon Orr, Carolyn (Kenny) Sanders, Dorothene (Collier) Woods, all of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Deborah Walton of Louisville, Ky.; nine brothers, Rollie Lee (Linda) Sneed, of Murfreesboro, Thomas Steve (Ailene) Sneed, and Curtis (Mary) Sneed, both of Fort Wayne, Ind., James (Daisy) Sneed, Robert (Lillie) Sneed, Terry Sneed, Michael Sneed, David (Teresa) Hartful, and Donald Hartful all of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two daughter-in-laws, Arnita Sneed (wife of Larry) and Sharanda Sneed (wife of Ronnie); and one sister-in-law Laura Sneed of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. and the funeral service is at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Nelson and Sons Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.