WILMINGTON — David Wayne “Dave” Snow, 62, beloved husband, father and friend was called home Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sadly, he was diagnosed with leukemia and the disease was too aggressive. His last request was granted when he asked to come back from Duke to be with his family and dogs at home.
Dave was born Dec. 19, 1957, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, the second of four children. In the mid 1980s, he moved to North Carolina, making it his permanent home. He loved NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Steelers and looked forward to Sundays in the recliner more than anything. He was a humble, loving, selfless man who would drop anything to help anyone who needed it.
For the past 15 years, he worked as a plumber for Milam Plumbing. We thank them dearly for all the love and support that was given to our father and our family during his illness.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Snow; brother, Ronnie; son, David; best friend, Dave; and beloved mother-in-law, Judy. He assured us he found peace in knowing he would see all of them again and that he would be going to a better place.
Surviving are his mother, Ethel Snow; wife of 25 years, Sandra Snow; daughters, Diana Snow (Rob), Hannah Snow (Alex), Amanda Lagonell-Busch (Karen) and Alex Busch (Christian); grandson, Phoenix; sister, Nancy; brother, Donnie; two families of in-laws who adored him; many nieces, nephews and friends; and five loving pups who will miss snuggling with him.
We are sad that this disease robbed him of his golden years. We all wanted nothing more for him than to retire and travel with Sandra, enjoying a few years of relaxation. His dream was to get a camper and spend some time in the mountains. He was a great husband, father, pap-pap and friend. He will be missed for sure. We find peace in knowing he’ll be greeted in heaven by many loved ones and a large pack of dogs who he has been missing.
Arrangements for a celebration are being arranged for a future date by the family.
We Thank Dr. Kenneth Kotz, M.D., and all the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
In his honor, we ask that you do something nice for someone else, or make a donation to an animal charity of your choice.
Atlantic Cremation Service is assisting the family.