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Glenn Robert Wilson

South Charleston, West Virginia

Nov 18, 1947 – Jul 27, 2017 (Age 69)


Tuesday, November 18th 1947
Thursday, July 27th 2017
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Snodgrass Funeral Home Obituary

Glenn Robert Wilson, 69, of South Charleston, WV, passed away peacefully on July 27 at home of natural causes. Glenn enlisted in the United States Army in Cambridge, Ohio, and served as a meat inspector in Nashville and Chicago. He graduated from The Ohio State University and obtained a masters degree from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Glenn dedicated his life improving the lives of people with vision impairments. He worked as a teacher of blind and partially sighted students for Kanawha County Schools, Putnam County Schools, and West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. Glenn saw himself as a teacher of computer skills and openly shared his talents with anyone who asked. In retirement, Glenn became an avid golfer and played the best round of his life the day before he died. He also enjoyed genealogy, renovation projects, researching everything, mystery novels, photography, and traveling to visit family/ friends. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Glenn Wilson and Martha Rachel Knight Wilson, brother Walter William Wilson, niece Jennifer Cortney Holdren, and brother-in-law Randy Scott Flowers. Glenn is survived by his wife, Joan Marie Kaul Wilson; his children Marie Rachel Lenhardt, Ian Robert Wilson, and Sean Ryan Wilson; his grandsons Aiden, Connor, Colin, and Micah; his soon to be born granddaughter; his sisters, Jean Marie Ainsco and Adele Rachel Flowers. The Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Glenn Robert Wilson will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in South Charleston at 12:00 PM by Fr. Leon Alexander; friends may call one hour before Mass. A viewing will be held Monday, July 31st at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston from 6pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia, 5111 Staunton Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304 or by visiting Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home of South Charleston is assisting the family with arrangements.

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The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.

So sorry to hear about Glenn. I have wonderful memories of working with Glenn during my first year in the valley. He was a dedicated teacher. My condolences to your whole family on your loss.

The Tucker family is so very sorry to hear this devastating news. Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time, and hoping the joy of the soon-to-be new baby girl will bring smiles through the tears. Remember the wonderful memories, especially your trip to Italy! Many prayers for your family during this time, Jennifer, Allan, Anderson, Cole & August Tucker

Glenn was absolutely one of the kindest, gentlest souls that I have ever met. He definitely had a "givers" heart. He loved teaching visually impaired folks and went way above and beyond the call of duty. He was also very generous and giving with his co-workers. He kept a coffee pot in his classroom and would never take a dime for coffee or supplies. He was sorely missed when he retired and missed even more now. Glenn loved his family and was always quick to talk about each of...

Greg, Tessa and Tristan send their deepest condolences to the Wilson family. We so wish we could be in Charleston during this difficult time, but we are sending our prayers and thoughts from Brazil. We love you!

Dear Joan, Ian and Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the death of your husband and father, Glenn. We were so sorry to read that he has passed away. You and Glenn will be in our prayers as you navigate the difficult days ahead.
Joan and Skip Garten

I worked with Glen when he worked for Kanawha County Schools. I remembered Glen as a good friend who had a good sense of humor. I always enjoyed talking with him. He had a sincere desire to help kids. God bless him and his family, especially his wife Joan, who I also worked with.

So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. We work together at the division of Rehabilitation Services, he was such a kind soft-spoken man who is very talented in his craft.

Glen was my son David Van Meter teacher. David was only 3 years old when Glen would come over to my house to help teach David with small items and speech. Glen was a very kind, patient and calm with David. Glen knew about ADHD and he helped me on ways to help David. Glen was a wonderful friend and teacher when I really need one. Thank you Glen.