Herbert Conover Snow 1941 - 2021
Herb Snow, 79, of Virginia, IL, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021, at St.John’s Hospital in Springfield. Herb was born August 15, 1941, in Jacksonville, the son of Dr. Herbert Anderson and Kathleen Conover Snow.
Herb was married to the former Linda Judene Crawford, and on March 22, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Together, they raised their three children in Virginia – Sarah Fanning and Wes Snow (Kelly) of Virginia; and Susan Fowler of Frisco, TX – as well as two nephews, Tony and Chris Cota.
Herb was raised in Virginia, attended Virginia schools and graduated as valedictorian with the class of 1959. Herb attended college at Colorado State University, graduating with honors and a degree in Animal Production in 1963. He then returned home to Virginia to join in his family’s farming and cattle operation. Herb was a member of the Virginia United Methodist Church, served on the board of the Bluff Springs Elevator, was a trustee for Virginia township from 1985-2005, and was appointed to the board of Petefish, Skiles & Co. Bank in 1975, retiring in 2012 after having served the previous 9 years as chairman of the board. After having learned to ride as a child, and riding as a young man, he took up the sport of team roping in his early 40’s and spent the last nearly 40 years traveling to ropings in several states, producing many team ropings, and for the last 17 years had enjoyed wintering and roping in Wickenburg, AZ, where he made many friends. The friendships he made over a lifetime in farming, cattle, and cowboying continue to this day.
Herb is survived by his wife Linda; his three children; six grandchildren, Brooke Goodman, Megan Burgess, Kaitlyn Walters, Martin Fanning, Garrett Snow, and Ryan Snow; six great-grandchildren, Peyton, Graham, Kinzley, Austyn, Quinton, and Sarahlyn; his nephew, Tony Cota; his brother, the Reverend Ed Snow (Kathy) of Chattanooga, TN, and their children, Matthew Snow (Brittany) and Katie Snow. Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister Carol Cota; his nephew, Chris Cota; and two grandsons in infancy, Derek Snow and Wyatt Snow.
A walk-through visitation will be held 12-2 p.m., Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Virginia United Methodist Church. A private family service will follow. Friends are invited to join the family for the committal service at approximately 2:45 p.m. at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required. Memorials may be made to the Cass County Food Pantry, the Virginia Athletic Boosters, and/or the Triopia Athletic Boosters. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at buchanancody.com.