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Joseph Glenn

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Joseph Glenn

Olustee, OK

Joseph "Sonny" L. Glenn, Jr. , 75, Olustee, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home. As per Mr. Glenn's wishes, his body was donated for research to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with assistance from Kincannon Funeral Home, Altus, Oklahoma. The Glenn family will host a Celebration of Life in Mr. Glenn's honor, 6 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at the Harrison Event Center, 9486 Stewart Road, Lakeland, Tennessee.

Joseph Luton (Sonny) Glenn, Jr. was born May 4, 1942 to Joseph L. and Lena (Harrison) Glenn in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. He graduated from Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee with the class of 1960. Joe joined the US Air Force in 1961, serving in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Osan Korea and South Carolina before his honorable discharge in 1966. While at Altus AFB, he met Sharon Drury and the two were married June 28, 1963, thus beginning a 54 year adventure. After his military service, they moved back to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Memphis State University for one and a half years before going to work for the Cottonbelt Railway. While in Memphis, Joe enjoyed playing / coaching city league fast pitch/slow pitch/coed softball, basketball and volleyball. He was also involved with coaching in the Women's Nursing Basketball League for the University of Tennessee, Memphis School of Nursing. Joe retired in 1998 from what had become Union Pacific Railway following 33 years of service.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Luton and Lena Glenn. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon, of the home; daughters, Tamara Glenn, TN; and Janetta (David) Ray, CO ; grandsons, who called him Papa Joe, Christian (Emily) Ray, CO; Michael Ray, GA; and Matthew (Kayla) Ray, KS; great grandson, Kylan Ray, CO; two sisters, Sharon (Ron) McNichols, IL; and Deborah (Tony) ) Loskoski, MS; nephew, Lee Daily, CA; and many other family and friends who can say Joe had touched their lives and that he will be greatly missed. Online tributes may be made at:

Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 10, 2017
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