The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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August 22, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, August 22, 2013


Kenneth Ronald Snow

PIPESTEM — Kenneth Ronald Snow, 65, of River Ridge, Pipestem, died early Sunday morning, August 18, 2013, at Princeton Community Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born June 22, 1948, in Matoaka, W.Va. to the late Tyler and Ethel Johnson Snow.

Kenneth was a graduate of Matoaka High School and worked 10 years as an underground electrician with Consolidated Coal Company and Slab Fork Coal Company. He then obtained a degree in education from Bluefield State College and retired from the Mercer County Board of Education after teaching Special Education for 22 years. He was a member of the West Virginia National Guard and the Rocky Mount Community Church at Pipestem. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Snow.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife Janet Blankenship Snow. Three children, Amy Poe and husband Jim of Carolina Beach, N.C., Megan Snow of Pipestem and Jared Snow and wife Candi of Columbus, Ohio; two grandsons, Beckett and Elijah Poe; one brother, Scott Snow of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Anita Bowling and husband Gene of Princeton, and Barbara Shrewsbury and husband Danny of Hurricane, W.Va.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Kenneth Snow will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, August 24, 2013, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Ray (Buck) Goodwin and Pastor Terry Lambert officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to the service hour at the funeral home.

The family has honored Kenneth’s request that his body be cremated. His cremains will be interred in the Thompson Family Cemetery at Pipestem.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s memory to the COPD Foundation, 20F Street NW, Suite 200A, Washington, D.C.  2001.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

The Snow family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on Athens Road in Princeton.

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