|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1915|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 2008|
Dr. James G. Snead passed away at his home on Saturday, November 29, 2008. Dr. Snead was born in Newport, Va., on January 4, 1915, and grew up in Buchanan and Covington, Va. After working his way through medical school at the University of Virginia, where he graduated in 1944, he served in the Medical Corps, United States Navy during World War II. At the onset of the Korean Conflict, Dr. Snead served as Lt. J.G. in the U.S. Naval Department of Radiology, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md. He completed his internship and residency in radiology at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Dr. Snead practiced radiology in Danville, Va., prior to moving to Roanoke. In 1953 he joined Radiology Associates. He became Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Community Hospital in Roanoke and was active on the medical staff at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He also served as President of the medical staff at Community Hospital. Dr. Snead was a devoted, longtime member of Greene Memorial United Methodist Church where he was active in the music program, Fine Arts Program and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ferrum College.
Honors received include the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award and the Trustees Award from Ferrum College. The James G. Snead Community Health Award, established in his name was presented by the Roanoke City Health Department for his commitment to volunteering. Professional affiliations included Roanoke Academy of Medicine; Fellow, American College of Radiology; and Counselor, Radiologic Society of North America.
Dr. Snead was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Snead; and brother, Robert Snead. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn M. Snead; two sons and daughters-in-law, James G. Snead Jr. and Sandra Snead, of Atlanta, Ga., and Robert N. and Elizabeth Snead, of Roanoke; daughter, Susan Snead Jamme, of Charlottesville, Va.; five granddaughters, Martha Maxwell Snead, Elizabeth Bird Snead, Virginia Neal Snead, Susan Dare Snead and Sarah James Snead; and one brother, William Snead.
Dr. Snead was a devoted father and husband. He loved life, lived it to the fullest and never met a stranger. His great loves were the University of Virginia, the practice of radiology, and Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, however, none surpassed his greatest love and proudest accomplishment his family.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Burial Park. Memorials may be made to either the Greene Memorial United Methodist Church Fine Arts Series or Greene Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1305, Roanoke, Va. 24007.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, 540-982-2100.
Published in the Roanoke Times from 12/2/2008 - 12/3/2008
Frances Neal Snead (1916 - 1999)*
Evergreen Burial Park
Created by: Stephanie Nichols
Record added: Dec 02, 2008
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