Big Spring Herald
Clois Snell, 86 of Big Spring passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at NalleyPickle & Welch Funeral Home. A funeral service will be on Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Coahoma. The service will be officiated by Rev. Ronnie Newton (nephew) and Rev. Elwin Collum. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 21, 1933, to N.A. “Gus” Snell and Laurene Purvis Snell in Gorman, Texas. He graduated from Hawley High School and furthered his education at Ranger Junior College. He moved to Big Spring in 1959, and settled in Coahoma in 1962. Clois married his high school sweetheart Peggy, on Oct. 27, 1956, in Hawley, Texas. They have celebrated 64 wonderful years together. He served in the United States Army from January 1954 to November of 1955, serving in the Korean War. He worked for Cosden from 1957-1995 retiring after 33 years. Clois adored his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids and while he was able he attended all sporting events and was known to them as “Papa.”
As a family, memorable trips to the Frio River camping out, floating, and eating pie irons were yearly vacations. He also enjoyed fishing and setting trotlines. Clois and Peggy enjoyed watching women's basketball and were avid Howard College Lady Basketball boosters. He enjoyed watching on TV the Baylor Bears and Texas Tech women's