Lawrence Clem “Larry” Snead

Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lawrence Clem “Larry” Snead, 75, of Oak Island, passed away peacefully Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Snead was born March 28, 1943, in Washington, DC, son of the late Clem Preston Snead and Mary Elizabeth Sutton Snead. He grew up on Main Street in Yanceyville, North Carolina, which is located in Caswell County. Larry graduated from East Carolina University in 1966, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity and The Pirate Club. He retired from NC Department of Public Safety in 2003. He was the Superintendent of New Hanover Correctional. He was also a member of Oak Island Elks Lodge as well as captain of Island Riders MS Bike Team. Larry was honored to be a member of Boy Scouts, he was an Eagle Scout, and the recipient of The Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow and The Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2003.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Bradley Snead, of Oak Island; sons, Andrew Lawrence Snead and wife Kelly and their sons, Jason and Brian Bailey, of Raleigh; Archie Jennings and wife Lydie and their children, Sarah, Neill IV, and Henry Jennings of Washington, North Carolina; and Duncan Jennings and wife Ashley and their children, Lewis and Isla Jennings of Raleigh.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church, with Reverend Dr. Walter Taylor officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Greater Carolinas Chapter of Bike MS, 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609

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Arrangements are by Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service.