Glenn Pup Doggett

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SAN ANGELO Glenn "Pup" Doggett left our world to be with his Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, succumbing to complications from Alzheimer's disease, which he had battled in recent years. Glenn enjoyed loving care from the staff and medical family at Allison House in San Angelo. Glenn was a longtime resident with his wife, June Turner Doggett, at her family's ranch near Water Valley, Texas, most recently residing in San Angelo. Glenn was a former Vestry member and active member at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Glenn was born the youngest of five children to Clifford C. Doggett and Huldah Langford Doggett, in Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas. In 1929, the family moved to Cisco, Texas, where his father was a cable-tool oil driller. During his senior year of high school in 1941, his parents moved to Houston, Texas, for work. Close family friends persuaded him to stay with them to finish his senior year and he graduated from Cisco High School in Spring 1942. He remained lifelong friends with his "step" sister, Peggy Gallagher McNeely. Immediately after graduation, Glenn entered the A&M College of Texas and spent eight months training for flight school. In Spring 1943, Glenn was accepted into the US Naval Pre-Flight School in Athens, Georgia. Glenn entered military service as a naval fighter pilot in 1943, and remained in the Marine Corps Reserves until 1957, where he retired with the rank of major. Glenn also served four tours of duty in Korea, not only as a carrier fighter pilot, but also one of the first helicopter combat pilots. After two wars, Glenn settled in to pursue his education and began his career in the oil patch, first with Humble Oil Company. In 1947, Glenn attended Cisco Junior College where his football team won its first conference championship. Glenn also attended the University of Texas in 1950. Glenn then transferred to the University of Kansas, working part-time as a drilling floor hand and roughneck. In late 1951, Uncle Sam called again. After Korea, Glenn returned to work in 1954 for PGAC (Perforating Guns Atlas Corporation) based in Houston, where he was trained in all aspects of wireline sales and service. Glenn moved to Abilene, Texas, and worked for Flash Perforating Company as a district manager. There he met Barbara June Turner and they were married at her family ranch on Dec. 29, 1956, following a short courtship. In February 1958, the couple welcomed their only son, Scott Turner Doggett. That same year Glenn started his own company, Go Services, Inc. in Abilene, which he operated until its merger with Gearhart-Owen Industries of Fort Worth, in 1968. Moving the family to Fort Worth in 1969, Glenn, along with Marvin Gearhart and Harold Owen, designed and developed numerous wireline tools, patented devices and methods and perfected completion techniques that survive today in the petroleum industry. Glenn continued his tool design and manufacturing business with Pengo Industries in Everman, Texas, until he left in 1977, to pursue private consulting for exploration and development of oil basins in Russia, Alaska and numerous fields in the lower 48. Glenn was an avid and competitive golfer in his younger years. He loved all forms of competition, including his high school football, basketball, golf and tennis. During his Marine Corps training he also excelled at boxing, handball and shooting sports. But in his later years his passion to help young men and women thrived. Glenn mentored numerous young professionals and children and enjoyed watching them learn and deal with life's struggles. Glenn listened with a caring heart and a firm belief in God. Glenn's older brother, Clifford Warren Doggett, died in World War II; his oldest brother, Earl W. Doggett; and sister Lena V. Lindsay passed away in recent years. Glenn is survived by his wife, partner and best friend, June Doggett of San Angelo and Water Valley, Texas; his son, Scott and daughter-in-law Carol Joiner Doggett of Dallas; his grandson, Turner Anderson Doggett of Spring, Texas; his brother-in-law, Percy "Bud" Turner and his wife, Lynn, of Rancho Murieta, California; Helen Turner of Water Valley; his stepsister, Peggy McNeely of Irving, Texas; his niece, Annette and her husband, Doug Pace, of Temple, Texas; his nephew, C.D. Lindsay and his wife, LaVerne, of Goldthwaite, Texas; his nephew, Dr. Tim R. Turner and his wife, Judy, of Water Valley; his niece, Susan Turner Knost and her husband, Don, of Carthage, Missouri; and numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Johnson's Funeral Home, 435 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 3 S. Randolph St., San Angelo, with inurnment immediately following. Memorial donations may be made to the West Texas Boys Ranch; Emmanuel Episcopal Church youth ministry; or .



Published in GoSanAngelo from June 11 to June 12, 2014
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