OTTUMWA — Norman Wayne Snook, 71, of Wayne, Mich., formerly of Ottumwa, died April 23, 2014, in Detroit, Mich.
He was born September 21, 1942. He is the beloved husband of Ruby. He is survived by three children, Norman Jr. (Wendy) Snook of Belleville, Scott (Tracey) Snook of Maybee and Brian Snook of Romulus; three stepchildren, Yolanda (Robert) Earl, Mary (Charles) Gawn and Brian (Rebecca) Gooch. He is the beloved grandfather of Chiara (Justin) Morcom, Dean Snook and Lucas Snook. Norman is also survived by two sisters, Patricia Childers and Arlene (Troy) Pruitt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Zenith Snook; wife Janice (Klicker) Snook; a sister, Beverly Wallis and brother-in-law, Jerald Childers.
Norman retired from the Ford Michigan Truck Plant in 2000. He was an Army Veteran. He is a member of UAW Local 900, American Legion Wayne Post 111 and the Woodman of the World Society. He loved to play cards and Bingo. Some of the family's favorite memories of Norman was the time spent in the woods hunting and PLAYING CARDS.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation with the family present will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations to the American Red Cross or the American Cancer Society.