Snow Charles H. Snow III, passed away at his home in Westerville on Saturday, April 20, 2013 surrounded by family and friends. He was born to the late Charles H. Snow, Jr. and Patricia Riddick Snow on March 18, 1950 in Murray, Ky. Charlie was a 1968 graduate of Newark High School where he was an All-State basketball player. He was inducted into the Newark High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999, and was a 1972 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where he played varsity basketball, participating in the 1970 NIT at Madison Square Garden. He had a successful business career which was cut short in 1979 by an automobile accident which left him a quadriplegic. After his accident he was active in Christian prison ministries, evangelization, and support for his fellow handicapped, serving as a member and past President of the Board of Creative Living, a nonprofit organization encouraging independent living for adults with severe physical disabilities located adjacent to The Ohio State University. Charlie was a special person, whose courage and faith served as an example for so many. He was well known for his great sense of humor, and had a tremendous love of family, attending many sporting and other school events participated in by his many nieces and nephews. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, a proud owner of one of the bricks honoring Stan Musial at Busch Stadium. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by three brothers, John (Terry) Snow of Granville, Prentice (Jane) Snow of Newark, Scott (Susie) Snow of Delaware; two nephews, Andrew and Charles H. IV; eight nieces, Elizabeth, Emily, Meghan, Sarah, Heather, Patricia, Caroline, and Victoria; three great nephews, Jackson, Griffin, and Drake; and two great nieces, Natalia and Vera. A memorial service will be held at Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Rd., Westerville on Saturday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. There are no calling hours, but the family will greet attendees beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Creative Living, 150 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH. 43201.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 23, 2013