Troy Schnelle, a writer for the Sarasota FLA Observer and SRQ Magazine, died in a freak accident outside his home Friday. Schnelle's parents live in Webb City and he has many family members in the Lockwood area.
SRQ Editor Lisl Liang praised Mr. Schnelle, saying:
"He was someone you could trust, even within the first few minutes of meeting him. A good writer is more interested in understanding someone else's life and seeing it through their eyes rather than through your own eyes. In the process of covering a story, he'd see things differently."
Memorial donations may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Lighting Fund, P.O. Box H, 212 W. Fourth St., Lockwood, MO 65682.