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James Snook dies at age 56

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James Paul Snook, of Deming, New Mexico since 2003, passed away at his home on June 28, 2013.

He was born January 24, 1957, in Valparaiso, Ind. and grew up in Chesterton, Ind.

He is survived by his rescued ‘children’ T-Bone and Ilsa, his older brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Joanna Snook, of Houston Texas.

His mother and father, Delores and George Paul Snook preceded him in death.

During school he was an active member of the Chesterton High School band, playing trumpet. He was a cast member in almost every school play in his four years and sang with the school and Bethlehem Lutheran Church choir. He was an avid fan of monster movies, barbershop quartets and game shows. He attended Indiana University, Bloomington, after high school.

He was an employee of Terminix before retiring to Deming, New Mexico with his father. He worked part-time at the animal control shelter in Deming until a brain tumor left his leg partially paralyzed.

Snooky was a friend to everyone he met and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial Service will be held in Chesterton, Ind., at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church at a later date. His final resting place will be Chesterton Cemetery.

Any donations to the family for funeral expenses, transportation and headstone would be greatly appreciated. They may be sent to 1168 Gecko Rd., Breaux Bridge, LA, 70517, c/o Cheryl Willett.


Posted 7/17/2013