Glenn Baron Carver
November 27, 1946 - April 30, 2014
Glenn passed away peacefully at his home in Kaufman, Texas with his wife, Kathie and sons, Eric and Ben, close by. This after a six month battle with lung cancer.
Glenn was born on November 27, 1946 in New London, Connecticut to George and Elaine Carver, when George (dad) was stationed at the New London Submarine base.
In 1950 the family moved to Lakewood to a brand new track home on Coldbrook Avenue, that was three houses from what would later be the 200 Building at Lakewood High School.
Glenn attended Mac Arthur Elementary School, Bancroft Junior High and Lakewood High, graduating in 1964.
The Viet Nam War called and Glenn entered the army and during his first tour served at the dangerous position of "Forward Observer" for which he received a Silver Star and Purple Heart among many other commendations'. He was sure that being drenched in Agent Orange during that tour was the eventual cause of his disease. To that end he donated his body to medical research.
During his second tour in Viet Nam he was promoted to Captain and flew Huey Cobra gunships. He received his second Silver Star for bravery in battle and more commendations.
Glenn retired from the army and married the love of his life, Kathie. They would have celebrated 40 years of marriage this coming October. He went to work for Boise Cascade and was transferred to Texas after living in Long Beach for a number of years. He later went to work for MADIX Corporation in Texas as a Quality Control Manager for 24 years. He was so well respected and loved by his company that they continued to keep him on the payroll up until his date of death.
Glenn loved life, fishing and the Texas Rangers baseball team. He talked many times during his last days with his brother, Dave about all his old friends from Lakewood. He was loved by all. An avid reader, he read all of the top ten books including every Game of Thrones book.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Kathie; his sons, Eric and Ben; his granddaughters, Yazmin, Destiny and Madison; his brother, Dave and Dave's wife, Rita; his nephews, David and Casey and his niece, Merritt.
A good kind soul, true friend to all that knew him, he is and will always be
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from June 21 to June 22, 2014