Douglas Howard Snow, 85, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, November 12, 2022, after several years of dementia, so appropriately called the long good-bye. He was born in Tulsa, OK, the only child of the late Douglas L. Snow and Synthia Finkenbinder Snow Alles. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Charlie and Eva Finkenbinder and lived on a large dairy farm in upstate New York near Spencer. In 1954 Doug enlisted in the Marine Corp during the Korean conflict. After successfully completing boot camp at Parris Island, SC he had the privilege of serving as an honor guard under President Eisenhower. Doug met the love of his life, Juanita, on a blind date in Wilmington, NC where she was in nursing school and have been happily married for sixty-four years. Doug loved traveling, camping and beach vacations. He had a delightful sense of humor and would light up a room when he entered. Doug was a member of the American Legion 29 years. He also loved the Lord and attended church at the River of Life Church in Raleigh for a number of years.
Doug was predeceased by his sister, Stephanie Alles Voss.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Pierce Snow; his daughter, Karen Newton and husband, Daniel of Locust, NC; his son, Ronnie Snow of Maysville, NC; four grandchildren: Eric Bramlett and wife, Gina of Harrisburg, NC, Kyle Bramlett and wife, Charlotte of Concord, NC, Carson Snow of Maysville, NC and Emma Grace Snow Lee and husband, Nick of Hubert, NC. Doug also has 8 great-grandchildren: Elijah, Braxton, Sawyer and Kenley (Eric’s), Hensley, Hudson, Elin (Kyle’s) and Jaiden (Emma Grace’s). Doug is also survived by his brother, William Alles and wife, Renee of Seattle, WA; step-sister, Mary Lee and husband, Gerry of Exton, PA; nieces, nephews and special cousins: John, Roger, Roy, Eva, Sharon, Frank, Clifford and Alice Ruth.
A memorial service will be held at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545 on November 19th at 2:00. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask consideration for donations to Wycliffe Bible Translators, 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32832.