Glenn Gale Glover, passed away on April 1, 2019 at age 85 in Oklahoma City, OK. Glenn was born on January 28, 1934 in Wolf, OK to William J. Glover and Ocie E. (Robinson) Glover. Glenn married Mary N. Kash on June 1, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wendell Glover; and sister, Mozelle Stanfield. Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary Glover; and two children, Paula K. Hayes (spouse Phillip) and Garry G. Glover (spouse Julie); grandchildren, Jason Hayes, Travis Hayes, Robin (Hayes) Castro (spouse Jonathon), Loren Glover and Becca (Glover) Lindsey (spouse Richard), and great-granddaughter, Sonora Castro.
Glenn attended high school in Riverton, Wyoming and graduated in 1952. Glenn was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Class of 1976, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was an avid Oklahoma Sooner football fan.
Glenn heard his country’s call and served in the United States Air Force, where he retired in 1972 after 20 years of service, as a US Air Force pilot (Class 55P) and a Vietnam War Veteran. He attended the USAF Tech School, where he studied radio repair. Glenn also completed Primary and Basic Training Courses and advanced flying school. He flew numerous aircraft including the F-86, F-100, F-102, and B-52, as well as the 0-1 and 0-2 as a Forward Air Controller in Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge for services rendered to his country when called upon to do so.
Following his military career, he worked for the IRS and retired in 2002 after 22 years of service. He served on the Board of Directors of the Long Town Rural Water District Number 1 from August 28, 1997 through November 20, 2014.
Glenn was a member of the Road Church in Moore, OK. Glenn enjoyed his years living at Lake Eufaula and spending time with family. He loved to fish, golf, and go boating with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling and going on cruises, napping, playing card games, including computer solitaire.
His favorite TV shows were Saturday morning cartoons from the 1960’s and 70’s, especially Foghorn Leghorn, Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner and Coyote – and he loved watching them with his children. Glenn also loved watching old movies from the 1940’s and 50’s. His favorite musicians were Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass, and a little bit of Elvis Presley for Mary!
Glenn was an extremely generous, loyal, romantic and loving man, who enjoyed joking and teasing his family and friends. He enjoyed taking family members out to eat at the restaurant of their choice, especially birthday dinners with the entire family, even as it enlarged. Glenn loved to grill steaks and shish-k-bobs.
Glenn’s first love was his Lord and Savior and spending time with his children and grandchildren and ALWAYS with his wife, Mary.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 8, 2019 at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, located at 507 E. Main Street, Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction of John Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.