Gunnery Sergeant (retired U. S. Marine) Glen D. Pickron, 70 of Noma passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Glen was born Nov. 10, 1938 to the late Thomas and Leonia Williams Pickron. After 19 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corp
, Glen retired in August of 1975. During his military career he served two tours in Vietnam receiving several medals including a Purple Heart
. He was a member of the VFW
Survived by his beloved wife, Donna Jo Pickron, Noma; children, Glen Allen Pickron, Glenda Sue Croft, Theresa Ann Taylor, Graceville, Leigh Ann Mayberry, and Deanna Michelle Humphries, Jasper, Ala.; brother, Jay Frank Pickron; sister, EulaMae Pickron, Geneva, Ala.; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren with one on the way and close friend John Seay, Slocomb, Ala.
Graveside service were held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2013 at Noma Cemetery with Bro. Raymond O'Quinn officiating, with Military honors by the U.S. Marine Corp, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.jamesandlipford.com/