Arthur Edward Snure, unexpectedly, passed away on January 6th, 2016, one month and one day after the passing of his wife, Juanita. Perhaps he couldn’t bear the thought of a world without the woman he loved and was married to for 64 years. He was 83.
He was born to Harry & Helen Snure in Chicago, Illinois on December 1st 1932. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He spent most of his professional life as a traveling salesman. Insurance was his predominant game, but the truth be known, he could have sold anything. His travels enabled him to patronize some of the greatest hole in the wall dive bars, dirty spoon restaurants and mom and pop motels this land has to offer. He was a mischievous teller of stories, most of which were tall tales of the road. If you knew him long enough you would have heard them more than once; not necessarily with the same ending. His playful embellishments entertained all who were lucky enough to hear them.
He was a lifelong practitioner of the mystical game of golf. He would have called himself a duffer but, in fact, he was a scratch golfer. Being a funny, lighthearted and gentle man, he was loved by all who met him. He enjoyed the love and friendship of people he met as far back as high school and as recently as a few months prior to his death.
Art met and married Juanita in Royal Oak, Michigan. Their travels took them to Overland Park, Kansas, Winter Park, Florida and Little Rock, Arkansas. They finally retired in Jacksonville, Florida.
Art was preceded in death by his father, Harry, mother, Helen, granddaughter, Kailey and his wife, Juanita.
He is survived by his brother, Peter (Cheryl), children, Michael (Judy), Mark (Leigh) and Laura, six grandchildren, Kenneth (LeiAnn), Marcus, Tyler, Tucker, Brandon & Parker and two great grandchildren, Anndria and Grace.
For 10 months prior to his death, while still living in their home, Art and his wife were assisted in their daily life by two loving aids, Heather and Cindy, who treated them like family. His family is eternally grateful for family friend Angelia Davis for her unselfish devotion to both Art and Juanita. Aside from her endless hours of whatever they needed, she was always ready to trade sports barbs with Art. He loved her as if she were his own daughter.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory. Inurnment will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery. There he will join Juanita for eternity.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests, donations to Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.