Charles Elmer (Buck) Snook


Charles Elmer Snook, 92, died February 12, 2012, at home, under the care of Odyssey Hospice.

He was born April 12, 1919, near Union Star, Missouri. Following graduation from Chillicothe High School, in 1939 Chillicothe, Missouri. he was in the C.C.C.’s before being employed at Lake City Arsenal.  He retired in 1986 after 26 years employed at Sunflower Ordinance, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, and Social Security Administration. Following retirement he was a part time life guard at Johnson County YMCA for 6 years.

He was preceded in death by parents James and Clara (Mendenhall) Snook, sister Mary (Charles) Pennington and brother James (Montie) Snook. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Alma J. of the home, son Daniel C. of Kansas City and Thomas J. (Kathleen A. Schneider) of Honeoye Falls, New York.

Memorial services are scheduled for Friday February 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Armour Heights Baptist Church, 7900 Jarboe Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. Visitation follows in Fellowship Hall.

Memorials may be made to Armour Heights Church or Odyssey Hospice, 800 E. 101st Terrrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.


  1. Greg Driver on May 27, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Mr Snook was one in a million. He put up with all of our crap and always came back nice. He never believed I was part of the Ding Dong Ditch Crew that rang his doorbell. He always blamed it on Johnny and I let him. Okay Johnny did it. He was a nice guy and someone who set a better example than any preacher I ever met. I used to crank the homemade Ice Cream. I always thought he moved to Florida a long time ago to be next to Tommy. I f I’d known, I would have dropped in. I can still hear him say at the dinner table that putting ice in the powdered milk makes it taste better. Of course, I was thinking nothing would make it taste better. I could say loads about Mr Snook but there isnt room here. Of all the people I’ve known, Mr Snook deserved to be called Mister. He deserved the respect. His personable nature had a way of slipping in what was required for you in life without you ever knowing it. We raised hell sometimes and he stuck out his hand. There will never be another Charley Snook and ALMA, thanks for putting up with me stealing all your oatmeal cookies. They just tasted too good to ignore.

  2. Sharon Pennington Vantuyl on February 15, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Uncle Buck may be gone but never forgotten. How can any of us “kids” ever forget that old RED studebaker! I loved Aunt Laura too. Though we called her Lura. “Uncle Buck” was one in a million, a true individualist.

  3. Charles Dalzell on February 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Sorry for the loss of “Bucky”. He was a cousin and my grandmother was Laura Snook Dalzell. As a kid I remember him visiting in his Studebaker.

  4. Pat & Tami Wormington on February 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    We are both very sorry for your loss and are praying for your and your family.

  5. Cheryl J Helms on February 14, 2012 at 6:11 am

    So sorry for your loss, find comfort he is in no more pain and with the Lord. My prayers & thoughts are with you & your family at this time.

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