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Garvin Dale Sneed, 79 of Anadarko, Oklahoma passed away on February 26th, 2018 at his home. Dale was born on August 15, 1938 to the late Edgar and Lela (Pierce) Sneed in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He attended Anadarko High School and later joined the National Guard for 6 years. Dale married the love of his life Barbara Kemp on December 7, 1957 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. In the late 60's and 70's Dale and his brother framed houses and laid tile. In 1972  he bought a horse to rope off of. Someone told him, that wasn't a roping horse but a race horse. So that is when he started his passion of horse training. Dale trained horses for 45 years. He made numerous friends while training and racing. Dale and Barbara were known as grandma and grandpa to many people at the race track. 
Dale is survived by his wife Barbara "Bobbie Sue" of the home.
3 sons: Steven and his wife Rhonda Sneed of Chickasha, Oklahoma,
Todd and his wife Lori Sneed of Anadarko, Oklahoma, George and his wife Melissa Sneed of Chickasha, Oklahoma, 2 daughters: Gayla Sain and the late Buck Sain of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Linda and husband Mark Kirtley of Chickasha, Oklahoma, and adopted kids, Benny and Lisa Landeros, 23 grandkids: Megan Clarke of Arizona, Amanda Crom of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Sabrina White of Yukon, Oklahoma, Elizabeth Sneed of Dallas, Texas, Jarrod Sneed of Edmond, Oklahoma, Kolten Sneed of Anadarko, Oklahoma,  Chris Hill and wife Lisa, Stephanie Thornburg and husband Brian, Sean Kirtley, Samantha Benavides and husband Joseph, Justin Sneed and Kayla Herndon, Kadin Sneed, Kaylee Sneed and Scott Ervin, Kristina McKenna, Bobby Jean Sneed, Tyler Sneed and fiance Samantha, Karleigh Sneed all of Chickasha, Oklahoma. McKenzee, Chase, Shelbee, Aubree, Kolbee of Ninnekah, Oklahoma, Hailee Thompson of Lookeba, 40 great grandkids and 3 great-great grandkids, 2 brothers: Leroy Sneed of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, George Sneed and wife Cathy of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Several nieces, nephews, race track friends and family. 
Preceded in death: by his parents, granddaughter Jenny Sneed, sister in-law Juanita Sneed.
Viewing: 9:00AM-8:00PM Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Anadarko.
Viewing: 9:00AM-8:00PM Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Anadarko.
Family visitation: 6:00PM-8:00PM Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Ray & Martha's Funeral Home Anadarko.
Funeral service: 2:00PM Thursday, March 1, 2018 at First Baptist Church Anadarko, Oklahoma
Interment: Memory Lane Cemetery.
Published on February 28, 2018
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