Martin Marion Sneed, Sr., 79, of Bridge City, entered his heavenly home to be with Jesus, Aug. 17, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 22, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Bishop Boudreaux, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Port Arthur. Also officiating will be Brother Ricks. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Many, La, June 1, 1937. He was the son of Henry Clay Sneed and Cecil E. Briggs Sneed. Martin attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur.

He married his wife, Mary Ellen Peveto Sneed on June 23, 1955. They later moved to Bridge City where he opened his own business, Sneed’s Shipbuilding. After working for many years Martin recently retired and passed his business down to his son, Clyde. He enjoyed working, fishing, cruising and traveling. Martin especially loved offshore fishing and catching marlin. He was very involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served as an Elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Martin Sneed, Jr.; daughter, Edith Faye Rosenblad; grandson, Martin Sneed, III and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Ellen Peveto Sneed; children, Clyde E. Sneed and wife Judy, of Mont Belview and Audrey Bessie Peck and husband Charles, of Evadale; grandchildren, Christopher Sneed, Shacail Sonnier, Laysha Wilson, Sean Sneed, Josh Roy, Blake Roy and Samantha Roy; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Christine Vance, of Bridge City and brothers-in-law, Walter Peveto, of Nederland and Thomas Peveto, of Deweyville.

Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher Sneed, Sean Sneed, Josh Roy, Blake Roy, Chris Wilson and Josh Sonnier. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Wilson, LeRoy Stanley, Burt Rumery and Wayne Peveto.