Larry D. Snow, 71, of rural Archbold,Ohio, formerly of Pettisville, Ohio, died Jan. 3, 2021.
Born Aug. 2, 1949, in Morenci, Mich., he was the son of Clifford and Doris (Bacon) Snow.
Larry lived his formative years in Fayette and graduated from Gorham-Fayette High School with the Class of 1967. He furthered his education by obtaining an associate degree at Jackson Business College.
He married the love of his life, Sheryl Lea Apple, on April 24, 1971, in Bryan, Ohio, in a ceremony led by Pastor Richard Keese, and she preceded him in death April 11, 2017. Larry and Sheryl raised their family in West Unity, Ohio, before later building a home in rural Pettisville. Larry spent his professional career working as the vice president of Handy & Harmon of Archbold, and later as a purchasing manager for Sauder Manufacturing Company.
Larry was called to ministry in 1988 and pastored for 32 years at West Franklin Church of Christ near West Unity. He was known as a selfless servant who loved to share the love of Jesus with everyone he encountered. He was a current board member for Team Expansion Mission Project.
Larry was skilled at woodworking and made many crafts and treasured keepsakes for his family. Larry and Sheryl marketed their crafts at various craft shows. They also co-owned a puppy business, Snow’s Poodles and Doodles.
At age 60, Larry received the gift of life from his son, Eric, through a necessary kidney transplant and was an advocate of Donate for Life ever since. Larry was an avid Detroit Tigers baseball fan, to state it lightly. Larry’s greatest passion, however, was his family whom he adored.
Larry is survived by son Eric (and Brooke) Snow of Defiance, Ohio; daughters Melissa (and Dan) McKeever of Archbold and Angie (and Mark) Billups of Fayette; brother Roger (and Kathy) Snow of Huntsville, N.C.; two sisters, Janet Reynolds and Myrna (and Richard) Brown, both of Wauseon, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Zach, Grant (and Hannah), Marina (and Michael), Logan (and Sami), Morgan (and Matt), Brennan, Ashton, Drake, Kendyl (and Chris), and Summer; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Wynter; mother-in-law Joyce Apple of Alvordton, Ohio; four sisters-in-law, Cindy (and Rob) Heller, Connie (and Kent) Landis, Sandy (and Troy) Carpenter, and Jan Seymour; a brother-in-law, Dave Apple; and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
Larry was preceded in death by wife; parents; father-in-law Richard Apple; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Reynolds and Ron Apple; and sister-in-law Sherry Apple.
Visitation is planned from noon until 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Church of Christ at West Unity. A victory celebration will follow at 6 p.m. with son-in-law Mark Billups and nephew Larry Kennedy officiating. Cremation will follow and burial will take place at a later date at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette.
Arrangements were handled by Wagley Funeral Home, Adrian, Mich.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Donate for Life.
For those unable to be present, a live streaming of the service will be accessible from Larry’s tribute wall on www.WagleyFuneralHome.com, where a link to view the recording will be available for 90 days.