Stanley Lee Snook went home to be with his Savior and Lord, February 22, 2014 in Central Point, Ore. at the age of 82. He was born in Medford, Ore. to Paul and Fannie Snook and raised on the family homestead near Cascade Gorge. Stan graduated in 1949 from Central Point High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a telephone lineman during the Korean Conflict.
Stan worked hard in local lumber mills. At 61, he graduated from Hardwood Grading School in Memphis, Tenn. and co-founded Wolverine Wood. Although never college educated, Stan wrote extensively on hydroelectric and alternative fuel sources, publishing a paper which he presented at a worldwide energy conference in Cancun.
Stan, a charter member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, served in many areas: Elder, Sunday School Teacher, Access Food Pantry, and on the boards of Green Mountain Camp, LLL and Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Stan loved the outdoors. His best days were spent fly-fishing, hunting, and camping. He had a great sense of humor, was a dedicated Cardinals fan, and loved to play pinochle or Scrabble with family and friends. He always referred to himself as a broken down lumber-piler, but he was so much more than that. He loved his wife, his family, and his Lord. He was a kind, devoted, faithful, honest, and generous man.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gwen; children, Kathy (Steve) Phoutrides, John (Kandi) Snook, and Debi (Norm) Hassler; nine grandchildren; a passel of great-grandkids; brother, Gene (Lollie) Snook; and sisters, Esther (John) Heilbronner and Pat (Vern) Parent. He was looking forward to going to his eternal home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A viewing will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives. Interment will take place at 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 28, 2014 at Eagle Point National Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Central Point, Ore. followed by a reception and sharing memories. Memorial donations may be made to the Access Food
Pantry at Gloria Dei.