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James “Jim” Snook

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James Harold “Jim” Snook, age 57, of Gaylord, passed away February 27, 2019.

Jim was born November 19, 1961 in Redding, California to Fred and Dorothy (Quisenberry) Snook.  He grew up in Pawling, New York.  The family moved to Gaylord, Michigan in 1972.

He was a 1979 graduate of Gaylord High School and later he attended Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant.

Jim moved back to Gaylord to work for the family business, The Alphorn Sport Shop.  In 2001, he was a recipient of the Golden Pineapple Award, and in 2002 was one of the Alpenfest Parade Marshalls alongside his father, Fred and brother, Duane.

He was an all-around outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing.  Jim was also an avid golfer, holding the proud title of golf club champion at the Gaylord Country Club.

He was a member of the Gaylord Elks, where Jim could often be found along with that great smile and sense of humor that was uniquely his.  Jim, a true friend to all has now been given his wings.

Jim is survived by his father, Fred Snook; siblings, Fred, Charlotte (Chip) Mulkins, Jean Thomas, and Duane (Julie) Snook; along with many nieces, nephews; and great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

A memorial service will be held July 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Episcopal Church.

19 comments on “James “Jim” Snook”

  1. We are so sorry for your loss. He is in our hearts forever, he was a really close friend to us always caring and loving. We miss him deeply. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone.

    • Fred and Ann Rau

      We are so sorry for the loss of Jim! Loved him for all he did for our son, Benjamin.
      Prayers for his family.

      • Mary Jo (Mankowski) Steele

        I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I regret that we lost touch after graduating. I have many fond memories of him. He was such a sweetie.
        I drive by our old house in Livingston Estates when I go back to Gaylord and swing past your house too. Reflecting on good times.
        My thoughts and prayers are with you.

        • Dawn DeForge Collins

          Oh, Jimmy. I know you are out of pain now, but I hate that you left this Earth so soon. That picture is classic you!! Like Mary Jo, I can’t help but replay all of the old days and the fun we had in school. My prayers for peace and comfort for your dad, Fred, Jeanne, and Duane and you whole extended family. Fly with the angels my man and be at peace.

          • He was truly a special soul, a kind man and a treasure to all who knew him ❤️ Rest easy, my friend ❤️

            • Jodie am& Tim “Shorty” Samkowiak

              We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

              • Tim and Karen Maskill

                Our prayers are with the family. We went to CMU with Jim, and he was best man at our wedding almost 30 years ago. Great memories of a funny and kind-hearted man! Jim was such a sweetheart. Rest in peace dear friend.

                • It has been many years since I have seen Jim, but I have always thought he was a great person and I am a better person for having known him.

                  • Jill (Warren) Washburn

                    RIP….Lost touch with him when Cardinals closed, sure will miss him. My thoughts are with all the family and friends. Jim will surely be missed.

                    • Jennifer Hendrickson

                      I have many fond memories of Jim. His laughter and smile were uniquely his, and something to remember. He was always so kind, and I’m so saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to all his family and friends. He will be missed.

                      • I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was so kind to me when I moved to Gaylord and was learning to hunt. May he rest in peace.

                        • "Always one month older", Peanut

                          I’m so glad I got to know Jimmy and share many jokes, laughs and stories. We will all miss his great smile and quirky sense of humor, for sure. Gone too soon. Go Green!

                          • Jim & Barb Lappan

                            We are sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. Life is just a little bit sadder today, but alive with memories. May everyone who knew Jim share his spirit. Rest in Peace friend.

                            • Dear Snook Family, we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Jimmy. We will always remember him from The Alphorn Shop, downtown Gaylord, as well as neighbors back in the day. He was a good man. Sending sympathy hugs, Kathy (Prusakiewicz) & Terry Avenall

                              • Ellie and John Panci

                                So very sorry for your loss and the loss to our community. I didn’t know him well except through the store but knew him to be a generous and caring man. Always smiling! Praying for your family.

                                • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jim was a good friend and roommate at CMU. We were roommates in the apartment above the Mole Hole, downtown Mt. Pleasant. Jim and I had a lot of fun during our time in Mt. Pleasant. Very sad to hear of his passing.

                                  • I believe all who knew Jimmy will smile when they think of him. My memories of him go back to 6th grade, back when the ice skating rink was just down the block from the Community Center. I have fond memories of Jim when he played softball behind St. Mary’s, and my husband recalls he was an awesome player on the Schlumberger softball team back in the Fireside days. Our condolences go out to all of Jim’s family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
                                    Leslie (Crook) and Michael Scalise

                                    • I still am in shock over this. I feel like I have lost part of myself. He was the one you called when you had a stupid joke and just wanted to shoot the _hit! Many good times were had when he lived in Mt. Pleasant. Didn’t see him as much when he moved North but I know he never changed one bit. So sorry for all of the Snook family.

                                      Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

                                      Jean & Randy Fouty

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