PUXICO -- John Wiley Glenn, 80, died Nov. 6, 2008, at the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula.
Born Dec. 2, 1927, in Puxico, son of the late Charles Thomas and Minnie Elizabeth Hodge Glenn, he graduated from Puxico High School then attended Southeast Missouri State University where he received his bachelor of science degree in business and marketing in 1952. For the next 14 years he worked for Transit Casualty Insurance Company until opening his own insurance adjusting firm in 1966 specializing in mass transit claims. He was elected to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's Board of Directors for five terms, serving as president of the board in 1981 and 1988. He also served as chairman of all special committees and led the charge to build the first extension. He also served as director for the American Public Transportation Association, the leading force in advancing public transportation. A founder and board director for Civic Bank of Commerce, which later sold to City National Bank of Beverly Hills, he was a Mason and member of various other organizations including Toastmasters. In 1994, he retired from John Glenn Adjusters and Administrators, Inc., and turned the business over to his children.
Survivors include: his wife of 57 years, Betty Joe; his children, John Gary Glenn (Grace), Sharon Hayward (Matt), Karen Glenn-Mills (Ken); one brother, Tom Glenn; and two sisters, Norma Hix and Janet May (Loy).
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday with Dennis Doublin of Puxico officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.