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Leroy "Eddie" Snook Jr.

November 23, 1925 — November 27, 2021

Lenexa, Kansas

Leroy Edwin Snook Jr, 96 of Lenexa, KS passed peacefully on Saturday, November 27, 2021. He was born in Rush Hill, MO , graduated from high school in Mexico, MO and attended Kent State in Ohio while in the Army Air Corp. He served as an aviation cadet during World War II from 1943 - 1945. He married Helen Marie Maddox in 1948 and they moved to Kansas City. He lived in Mission, KS from 1950 to 2017. She was the love of his life. Eddie worked for the US Postal Service as a mail carrier for 32 years before retiring in 1982. He was a talented man in the woodworking shop and all around 'handy'. He was an avid fisherman and in his working years planned several good fishing trips a year. After retirement, the couple enjoyed over 30 years of traveling, square dancing, camping, fishing, skiing and enjoying friends and family. They spent over 15 years as snow birds in Mesa, AZ. The foundation of his life was family and church. He has been a member of Old Mission United Methodist Church since 1954 and was very involved in serving there. His daughters feel blessed that they were able to spend so much time with grandparents and extended family which was always so important to him. His only granddaughter, Annie, was a gift he cherished. He was a wonderful man, devoted husband for 67 years and a father who loved 'his girls' (daughters, grand daughter, and nieces) and provided a great example of how to live a good life and serve a loving God. He is survived by his sister, MaryLou Corn, daughters Kathy (Dan) Peterson and Tammy (John) White, granddaughter Annie Peterson and step grandson Shane White, nieces Susan Wiedenmeyer and Lisa Blair. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen and daughter, Judy Ritter. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4th with funeral service to follow at 1:30 at Old Mission United Methodist Church, Shawnee Mission Parkway and Mission Rd, in Fairway, KS. There will be a graveside service for family at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Old Mission United Methodist Church.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 4, 2021

12:30 - 1:30pm (Central time)

Old Mission United Methodist Church

5519 State Park Rd, Fairway, KS 66205

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 4, 2021

1:30 - 2:30pm (Central time)

Old Mission United Methodist Church

5519 State Park Rd, Fairway, KS 66205

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