CHARLESTON -- Joseph Thomas "Tom" Glenn, 77, a resident of rural Charleston, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.
Born Aug. 16, 1935, in Mississippi County, to the late Robert J. and Amarilla Hargan Glenn Sr., he had lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he farmed and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon for 50 years and taught the Men's Sunday School class. Following his graduation in 1953 from Anniston High School, he enlisted with the Missouri National Guard and retired in August 1995 as a chief warrant officer after 42 years of service. In the fall of 1997, he was appointed to serve as president of the Public Water Supply District No. 1, a position he held until his death. A member of the Charleston Lions Club, he was honored as Lion of the Year in 1994, and was an avid Cardinal fan.
On Feb. 1, 1957, he married Marilyn Knupp who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Maria Glenn and Scott and Deena Glenn of Charleston; and seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Caroline, Conner, Carrinn, Lillie, Emory and Lettie-Collins.
One brother, Robert Glenn Jr., and one sister, Patricia Bruenderman, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 with the Rev. Ted Wimberley, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, officiating.
The Missouri Military Honor Guard will conduct graveside rites at the IOOF Cemetery.
Interment will follow under the direction of the McMikle Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be: Johnny Shoffner, Brent Hupp, Ken Stevenson, Max Carlyle, Richard Powell and Emmett Burke.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Shoffner, Kyle Hutcheson, Collin Grissom, Burke Dodson and Dennis Gross.
Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.
may be made to:
New Bethel Baptist Church
731 N. 407th Road
Charleston, MO 63834