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Coy W. Snow

Born January 16, 1924

Coy W. Snow, age 92, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Born in Winston-Salem, NC on January 16, 1924, Mr. Snow was a son of the late Walter Bryant and Mandy Lou (Hawks) Snow. He made his career as a machine operator with Electric Hose & Rubber, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. After retiring, Mr. Snow accepted a custodial position with the Red Clay Consolidated School District where he worked for an additional 10 years. He was well liked by his fellow employees and admired for his strong work ethic.

A devout Christian, Mr. Snow was a founding member and a deacon of the Church of God of Prophecy where he received a lifetime achievement award for being a dedicated member of the church. A passionate collector, he enjoyed visiting local yard sales in search of good bargains. Mr. Snow liked traveling whenever possible and had visited Hawaii and the Holy Land twice. He was an avid gardener and was well known for his ability to nurse back to health any houseplant in need of his special care. A devoted and loving family man, Mr. Snow will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty J. (Upole) Snow; 2 brothers; and 3 sisters. Mr. Snow is survived by his sons, Bob Snow and Ronald Snow (Maureen) both of Newark and Doug Snow and Tim Snow (Trish) both of Wilmington; 11 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, February 15, 2016, at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Vision Fellowship Church, 34 Kings Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720 and the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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  • All of you are in our prayers during this time Coy was always a very loved Uncle by all of his N C family Love You All

  • Ron & Maureen,

    At times like this we know that he will be greatly missed by you and your family.
    All of our thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially our dear friends Ron & Maureen.

  • We’re sorry for your loss. Coy was a person that knew no stranger and always willing to lend a helping hand. I know he will be greatly missed by his many friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mr. Snow was my dear beloved friend and neighbor. During the years I got to know him and would often visit and have coffee and he’d always be bringing out cookies. He introduced me to Dump Cake and would often make it for me when I had to take one somewhere, his always turned out better. I took him often to visit my mom in Pennsylvania and she loved having him there and he enjoyed it so much and thought it was beautiful there, a country boy at heart. He was so good at keeping up his flowers and plants and had a wonderful green thumb, I gave him a few pieces of my plants and would always tell him my thumb was not green when he tried to give me a plant or flower. He was just a sweet dear person who I cared for like he was a family member, he was one in a million, I will never know anyone I think more highly of than I did him. There will be an ache in my heart and a loss in my life with him not being around. I know he is in a better place and he dearly missed being able to be outside tending his flowers etc. This neighborhood will all miss him, he was well known and dearly loved.

  • We attended church with Brother Snow and saw him frequently throughout our childhood. He and our granny (Geneva Farmer) were great friends. He was always a very kind and helpful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time.

  • What a great uncle! God blessed us with Uncle Coy in our lives. Always pleasant, kind, joyful and giving. We’ll miss our visits and phone calls. Remembering the Snow Family and wishing all of you peace.

    With love,
    Boyd and Mary Robbins
    Winston Salem, NC

  • we meet bro. snow in church @ church of god of prophecy . he was an amazing man. we found that he used to take my grand mother to work at electric hose and rubber many years before . he became a good friend . he will be very missed . god bless you bro. snow . may god be with his family during these sorrowful times
    with love ,
    mike / Cheryl
    Wilmington , de.

  • I just learned of Mr. Snow’s passing & just wanted to send along my heartfelt condolences to the family. I only knew Mr. Snow a brief 2 yrs. working in the Town of Elsmere. Whenever He saw us working on his street near his house, He often made it a point to come out & say hi! I especially loved listening to him speak of the “old” days, & his history living in the Town. I, for one, will dearly miss Mr. Snow & his friendly smile, & always cherish the few times I had sitting on his front yard swing & talking with him. Mr. Snow & His Family are in my thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, John Mahoney. Elsmere Public Works.

  • Fred Snow and family….. my deepest condolences.

  • Sorry to hear about Coy’s passing. He was a nice person. May God be with his Family.