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Conley Trigg Snidow Jr

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Coach Conley T. Snidow, Jr.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA-- Coach Conley Trigg Snidow, Jr, 91, died in Midlothian, Virginia on October 6, 2007.
Coach Snidow was the husband of the late Adelaide Wallingford Snidow with whom he resided in Spartanburg, SC for over forty years. Conley and Adelaide were married for sixty-two years. He was born in Princeton, WV on April 26, 1916 and was the son of the late Conley Trigg Snidow and Maybelle Chestnut Snidow.
Coach Snidow was on the staff at Wofford College for twenty years in several roles, including Head Football Coach and Director of Athletics. He held the record for the most wins at Wofford for thirty-five years. The College awarded him with the Distinguished Citizen's Award in 1976. Coach Snidow also coached football at Roanoke College, Emory and Henry College (where he led two teams to the Tangerine Bowl, now known as the Citrus Bowl) and Tazwell High School (VA), where he also served as principal. Coach Snidow was elected to the Athletic Halls of Fame at Wofford, Emory and Henry, Roanoke (where he played football and obtained his BA degree), and Princeton High School.
After completing a career at Wofford, Coach Snidow entered real estate as a broker.
While in Spartanburg, Mr. Snidow was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church serving in various roles including Trustee and a member of the Administrative Board. He also served on a number of boards including the Mary Black Memorial Hospital, the Council for the Aging, the Community Chest, and the Converse Heights Neighborhood Association. He was a former chairman of the Spartanburg Parks and Recreation Commission, past president of Family Services, former member of the Spartanburg Residential Development Corporation, former president of the Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and chairman of the Governor's Law Enforcement Assistance Task Force. Mr. Snidow was a Naval Officer in World War II, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific.
Surviving are a son, Dr. C. Trigg Snidow, III of Richmond, VA; three daughters, Anne S. Stewart of Sante Fe, NM, Carolyn S. Leonard of Wilmington, NC and Elizabeth S. Gross of Norcross, GA; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. William D. Green of Richmond, VA; a brother, James E. Snidow of Princeton, WV; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Guy Northcutt of Marietta, GA.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 8, 2007, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel. Services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at 10:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. A. Mickey Fisher. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Conley T. Snidow Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford College, 439 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303¸ or to the Conley T. Snidow Scholarship Fund at Emory and Henry College, PO Box 947, Emory, VA 24327.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.
Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Oct. 7, 2007
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