Snow graduated from Shades Valley High School and earned a degree in political science at Jacksonville State University in 1972. He served in the Marine Corps before returning to Birmingham and entering the retail jewelry field and rising through the ranks to manage a major store. He and jeweler Clay McClain left to open Barton-Clay in 1987.
- Williams, Roy L. (August 19, 2011) "Barton-Clay Jewelers co-owner Sperry Snow dies." Birmingham News