James Thomas Snow, 81, of north of Greenville, died at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville, with the Rev. Benjamin Potter officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery, north of Mulberry Grove. Visitation was held on Friday evening and on Saturday before services at the funeral home. Memorials: Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Snow was born on Jan. 31, 1927, on the family farm near Coffeen, the son of William Leonard and Avilla Jane Kimbro Snow. He married Nellie Jean Atwood on Nov. 22, 1947, at a friend’s home in Fayette County; they were later divorced.
He grew up near Coffeen and attended one-room schools before graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1944. He farmed for a time, then went into trucking, working for numerous trucking companies before retiring from Frueh Trucking recently. He is a former teamster, and served as a deacon at Bethlehem Baptist Church and Liberty Baptist Church.
He is survived by children, James Snow and his wife Brenda of north of Greenville, Deborah and her husband Earl McCormick of north of Greenville, and Carol L. and her husband Randy Weiss of rural Highland; grandchildren, Katie, Emily, Sara, Michael, Nathan, Nicholas, Ryan and Danny; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Murl Snow and his wife Dessie of north of Mulberry Grove; sisters, Dorothy Maples of Auburn, Wash., and Elizabeth Bandy of Mulberry Grove, now living in Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Deedra J. Sidwell; brothers, Wayne, Carl and Fred; and sister, Arlene Blackwell.