Major (Ret.) Alvin "Al" Ray Sneckenberger, 77, of Tuscaloosa, passed away Nov. 11, 2019 at Hospice of West Alabama.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15 with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa. Interment will follow at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the YMCA of Tuscaloosa Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson's Disease (ymcatuscaloosa.org Alvin Sneckenberger Memorial Fund) or to a charity of your choosing.
Al was a career Army officer with three years of combat in Vietnam, where he received the Bronze Star for Valor flying for the Special Forces. He spent the remainder of his career with tours in West Germany, Korea and across the United States. After retirement from the military, he continued in the civilian sector as Director of Instrument Training for the Army helicopter flight program.
He was passionate about service to others while living in Enterprise. He was an active leader in the Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity and St. Luke UMC. After moving to Tuscaloosa in 2013, he became active in OLLI at UA, Tuscaloosa Symphony Guild and Friends of the Library. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Tuscaloosa.
Al was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Naomi Sneckenberger of Greencastle, Penn.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Jon Sneckenberger of Tuscaloosa; two sons, Chris (Julianne) Sneckenberger of Tuscaloosa and Michael (Lyndsay) Sneckenberger of Chattanooga, Tenn.; sister, Connie Ryder of Bedford, Texas; brother, Ed (Scottie) Sneckenberger of Morgantown, W.V.; sister, May Moore of Greensboro, N.C.; grandchildren, Ethan, Sage and Paxton Sneckenberger of Tuscaloosa, Evie and Cass Sneckenberger of Chattanooga; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home, 707 North Temple, Fayette, AL 35555, (205) 932-6702