Glen Glenn, 85, of Glen Rose, Texas entered into eternal life on Saturday, March 20. At his request, no memorial service will be held; however, a military burial will be conducted at noon, Friday, April 9, at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
Glenn was born in Bosque County, Texas on March 14, 1925, the son of Vera (Flippin) and Buster Glenn.
Glenn was an active member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church and was a man of many skills who possessed a personality and temperament that embraced life. He had a rich full life, longer than most people because he kept his body healthy and his mind engaged.
He also was a man of honor, knowledge, character and wisdom. He always had a quick-witted comment or joke to share.
Glenn, like all of us, had challenges and difficult times in life. But he never showed that side to others, which says a lot about his character. He was a complex, intelligent man who lived a diverse life that was built on life’s valuable experiences.
Glenn honorably served his country in World War II on the U.S. Navy ship Chester. After being discharged from the Navy, he graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in civil engineering. He then started his own company, working several years before joining the Melroe Co. of North Dakota.
His accomplishments were many and he was honored and recognized many times with awards and certificates for his achievements and service of 25 years.
Glenn received the same type of recognition from memberships in flying clubs, where he logged over 10,000 hours in his personal planes. After giving up flying in 1989, he then had the same passion for motorcycle riding, which he continued up until his illness.
In 1989, Glenn and wife, Betty, moved from Atlanta to Austin, where they became involved and active golfing members at Onion Creek Club before moving to Glen Rose in 2000.
After retiring in 1991, Glenn started his own successful travel business. He and Betty enjoyed many years traveling, riding motorcycles, and playing golf.
Glenn is survived by everyone whose life he impacted, which was anyone and everyone he ever met.
He will be missed by his wife, Betty, of Glen Rose; sons, Vonnie of Waco, Randy of Corpus Christi, Andy and Budreaux of Oklahoma; daughter, Sherry, of Orlando, Florida; brothers, Gene and wife, Doris, of Odessa, Joe and wife, Lila, of Mansfield, and Wendell of Lewisville; sister, Glenda, and special brother-in-law, Rosie, of Cleburne; many grandchildren; a nephew and nieces; close and longtime friends, Jim and Pete Brust of Phoenix and his beloved dog, Crash.