FOREST — Patrick E. Snoke, of Forest, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at his residence. He was 62.
Born May 30, 1951 in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Earl J. and Mary Katherine (Tobin) Snoke. He married Sharon M. Rahrig on May 15, 1976 and she survives in Forest.
Mr. Snoke also is survived by two daughters, Dr. Shannon Snoke, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Andrea (Jason) Fulks, Findlay; a son, Scott (Emily Cramer) Snoke, Forest; and two sisters, Inez Van Linge and Mary Jane (Norman) Ream, both of Lancaster.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Snoke.
Mr. Snoke was owner and operator of Rahrig Tree Company Inc. and a grain farmer. His family owns Forest Truck and NAPA Auto Parts, Forest.
Mr. Snoke served on the Forest Fire Department, where he was chief for two years. He previously was an emergency medical technician with Jackson-Forest Emergency Medical Services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Chapel, Kirby. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Shields Funeral Home, Forest.
Memorials may be made to the Forest Fire Department in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home, 301 S. Patterson St., Forest OH 45843.