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Kirk Snouffer

Kirk Snouffer

Male 1948 - 2008  (59 years)

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  • Name Kirk Snouffer  [1
    Born 1 Jul 1948  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Lawyer 
    Died 25 Mar 2008  Chattanooga, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I923  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2015 

    Father William Kirk Snouffer,   b. 4 Mar 1925, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1973, Houston, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Mary Mistovich,   b. 10 Dec 1922,   d. 19 May 1984, Houston, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1947  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marian Moreland,   b. Ringgold, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Apr 1983  [2
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • G.L.Thomas, ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, p. 93 (1956), lists William Kirk, Jr. as the son of "Wm. Kirk" Snouffer and "Mary Mistodick," living in Austin, TX.

      Kirk -- whose name was William Kirk Snouffer, Jr., but he preferred to be known as Kirk -- was a lawyer with the firm of Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel, P.C., Chattanooga, TN. According to Martindale-Hubble Law Directory he was born in Washington, D.C., July 1, 1948; admitted to the bar in 1975 in Tennessee. His education was at University of the South (B.A., with high honors, 1970) and University of Texas Law School (J.D., with honors, 1973). He was admitted to both Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. He was a law clerk to the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 1973-1975. He was a member of the Chattanooga, Tennessee and American Bar Assocations; and National Association of Bond Lawyers. His law practice areas were: Taxation and Business Planning; Estate Planning and Adminstration; and Corporate Law. See http://www.martindale.com (accessed Dec. 2004). Kirk has been known to do appellate work. See, e.g., Velsicol Chemical Corp. v. Rowe, vol. 543, SouthWestern Reporter 2d, p. 337 (TN Sup Ct 1976).
    • Obituary, Chattanooga [TN] Times Free Press (28 Mar 2008):
      "Kirk Snouffer, 59, of Chattanooga, died on Tuesday, March 25, at a local hospital after a series of illnesses.
      "He was born on July 1, 1948, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the University of The South, magna cum laude, and pursued his legal education at the University of Texas, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.
      "Mr. Snouffer began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Virgil Pittman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, where he served for two years.
      "In 1975, he began his private practice of law with the firm of Chambliss, Bahner, Crutchfield, Gaston & Irvine, now Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel in Chattanooga, where he has practiced ever since. He specialized in the areas of estate planning, corporate and individual taxation, retirement plans and executive compensation, real estate and business planning. He served for many years as the firm's Managing Partner. He was also the firm's self-appointed Firm Historian, and in that capacity maintained collections of anecdotes and memorabilia, both good and bad, about the present and past members and their activities. His dry wit and uncanny ability to judge character made him something of a "national treasure" within his law firm.
      "An avid world traveler, he and his devoted wife, Marian, enjoyed many trips abroad. His love for animals, especially his dogs and cats, was legendary and he possessed both a great love and deep understanding of the game of baseball. For many years he had been an ardent supporter of programs for protection of wildlife and the environment.
      "He was active in the United Way, East Tennessee Legal Aid Society and The Alumni Association of his beloved University of Texas. He was also a devoted supporter of the University of The South.
      "His professional memberships included the American, Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Associations, the Chattanooga Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He was admitted to practice before all Tennessee courts, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the US Tax Court.
      "He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Kirk Snouffer and Mary Snouffer of Houston, Tex. He is survived by his wife, Marian Moreland Snouffer of Chattanooga, and a sister, Linda Rinehart of Tuttle, Okla.
      "Celebration of Mr. Snouffer's life will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church.... In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association, McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center, The Tennessee River Gorge Trust or your favorite charity."

      http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2008/mar/28/obituaries-march-28-2008/?obituaries . See also http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_124602.asp ; http://www.cbslawfirm.com/people/staff_1019.asp ; and the Tennesse Bar Association publication: http://www.tba.org/journal_new/index.php/component/content/article/79 (accessed Dec 2008).

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), p. 93.

    2. [S118] Kirk Snouffer, "Correspondence" : 2 Mar 2000.

    3. [S110] Donna Lee Snouffer, "Family History Report", (Donna L. Snouffer : Dec 2000).

    4. [S31] George Leicester Thomas, GENEALOGY OF THE ENGLISH THOMAS FAMILY, (G.L.Thomas, Adamstown, MD : 1956), p. 92.