E. Snow Piver

October 17, 1934 - November 24, 2022
E. Snow Piver

Memorial Gifts & Donations

E. Snow Piver Sr., 88, a longtime resident of the Scotts Hill Community, passed away on November 24, 2022, Thanksgiving Day, at his home surrounded by his family.

Snow was born in Wilmington, NC on October 17, 1934, to Robert McDonald Piver and Juanita Harper Piver.

Snow grew up in Wilmington and retired from General Electric as a maintenance supervisor. He was the unofficial mayor of Scotts Hill, where he spent countless days at the Scotts Hill Marina visiting the many neighbors, boaters, and fishermen. Snow and his wife, Dorothy, were founding members of Scotts Hill Baptist Church.

Snow was a proud Mason for 50 years and was a life member of Wilmington Lodge # 319 A.F. & A.M. where he served as master in 1995. He was an honorary member of Orient Lodge # 395 A.F. & A.M. and Ashley Lodge # 765 A.F. & A.M. Snow was proud to be a Certified Proficiency Coach for many years and coached over 50 Masonic Brethren in the Masonic Degrees Catechism. He was also a member of Wilmington Scottish Rite and York Rite Masonic Bodies.

Snow was a proud Shriner and was a member of Sudan Shrine Temple in New Bern. He crossed the Hot Sands in 1973. He was a member of the Wilmington Shrine Club and served as President. He was a member of the Sudan Drum and Bugle Corps where he served as Captain in 1988 and 1989. Snow was a recipient of the Albert Parker Shriner of the year award in 1993 and was a member of the Wilmington Shrine Club Annual Fish Fry Committee for many years. He was a member of the Sudan Choo Choo Unit.

Snow is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Rusher Piver; one son, Snow Piver Jr., and his wife, Tammy; two daughters, Mary Piver George and Linda Piver; four grandchildren Elaina, Wendy, Bradley and Stephen; three great grandchildren Haley, Gracie and Becca; and one very special great-great granddaughter Aubree; and sister-in-law Betty Piver (Forest Lee), and his Special Companion “Mac”.

A special thanks to the many caregivers, Masonic and Shrine family members, and the many neighbors and friends for their visits, phone calls and cards during Snow’s illness. A very special thanks to his Masonic Brother, Gene Parker, for always lending a hand and being Snow’s personal uber driver, when he could no longer drive himself to the Masonic and Shrine meetings, and a very special hospice nurse, Caroline.

Memorial services will be 3 pm Thursday, December 1, 2022  at Scotts Hill Baptist Church led by Rev. Danny Justice, along with Masonic Memorial Rites accorded by Wilmington Lodge # 319, led by W. Bro. Andy Green. A Reception will follow the service in the Church Family Life Center.

The Memorial Service live stream can be viewed HERE.

To honor Snow’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, Sudan Shriners P.O. Box 12829, New Bern, NC 28561 and/or Lower Cape Fear Life Care, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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  • December 01, 2022
    Karen Dunn says:
    Our family is so sorry for you loss. He will surely be missed by many.

  • December 01, 2022
    Jennifer Holden says:
    Heaven just got alot brighter with this man's presence. He was always good and kind to me. God bless him and his family ♥️

  • December 01, 2022
    Jennifer Holden lit a candle:
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  • December 01, 2022
    Jennifer Holden says:
    Snow Piver Sr. was one of the true gentleman left in this world. I had the honor of being part of the Piver family when I married Snow Jr. I will never ever forget how kind Big Snow was to me during those years. What a lovely soul he was. I will miss him. God bless him and the family.♥️

  • December 01, 2022
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