Charles Snook, 73

Charles Larry Snook, 73, rural Wabash, died at 7:28 a.m., Sunday, June 1, at Florida Hospital Tampa. He was born Aug. 28, 1940 in Claypool, to Clarence A. and Kathryn Blanche (Ervin) Snook.

Charles was a 1958 graduate of Claypool High School, and attended the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, and the North Central Technical School in Mansfield, Ohio. He married Marca E. Niccum at the Roann Christian Church on June 11, 1961.  He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam era. He owned and operated Komputers 4 Kids, which restored old computers to give to children. Charles was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. He was instrumental in organizing the Richland County Task Force on Domestic Violence in Mansfield, Ohio and organized the building of the shelter. He and Marca wintered in Florida since 2002.   

He is survived by his wife, Marca E. Snook, Wabash; two sisters, Diana J. Snook, Warsaw, and Donnabelle Hurd, Bellingham, Wash.; nieces and nephews, Tim and Pam Roberts and Robin and Cheryl Roberts, all of Wabash, Rhonda Lewis, Leesburg, Cindy Charlton, Warsaw, Sherri and Randy Gephart and Beth and Kenneth Brewer, all of Claypool, Mike and Ronnie Young, Warsaw, Mark Young, Mentone, Susan Young, Warsaw, Greg Zorn, Columbia City, Subrina and Parrish Miller, Bellingham, Wash., Sandy and Alvin Wagerman, Franklin, Gary and Mitzi Snook, Crane, and Kenneth and Tina Snook, New Palestine, and several great nieces and nephews , and great, great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Alan Snook, who died Aug. 1962; his parents, and his brother, Clarence E. Snook.

Funeral services were held June 7, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Doug Oakes, Minister officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Hospital Oncology Department.

The memorial guest book for Charles may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Jun 13