Jessica "Jessie" R Sneller

March 5, 1932April 8, 2019

Jessie Raye Sneller, 87 of Fort Smith passed away Monday, April 8th, 2019 at Porta Caeli House in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born March 5, 1932 in Monroe, Oklahoma to the late Samuel Z. Epps and Bertha (Bryant) Epps. She was a long-time resident of Fort Smith, graduating from Northside High School in 1950. Shortly after her marriage, she lived in Austria while her husband served as a Captain in the US Army. Upon returning to Fort Smith, she began a long-time career with Southwestern Bell, retiring in 1997.

She is preceded in death by husband William Arthur Sneller, Jr., her son, William Arthur Sneller III, sisters Gladys Ellis, Lois Long, Ora Lee Epps, brothers Dean Epps and Thyral Epps.

Survived by a brother, J.W. Epps of Norcross, GA, daughter Schawn Marie (Holley) Goswick of Fort Smith, son Bruce Allen Sneller of Tulsa, 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Services will be 11:00 AM Friday, April 12th, 2019 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel, 1805 North A Street, with burial to follow at the National Cemetery, Fort Smith. Visitation will be 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Porta Caeli House (


  • Samuel Z. Epps, Father
  • Bertha (Bryant) Epps, Mother
  • William Arthur Sneller Jr., Husband
  • William Arthur Sneller III, Son
  • Gladys Ellis, Sister
  • Lois Long, Sister
  • Ora Lee Epps, Sister
  • Dean Epps, Brother
  • Thyral Epps, Brother
  • J.W. Epps, Brother
  • Schawn Marie (Holley) Goswick, Daughter
  • Bruce Allen Sneller, Son
  • 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren


  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019

Jessica "Jessie" R Sneller

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