SHINABERRY, GLENN ARDEN - age 29, of Knoxville, TN, died tragically in an automobile accident on May 25th in Dayton, Ohio. Glenn was born in Austin, but loved his life and friends in Knoxville. He is a 2003 graduate of Austin High School, a 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee, and a 2011 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law. Glenn's love of life was always present. When the loud, tall redhead flashed his smile and shared his humor, he brought joy to all around him. Glenn had a passion for sports and loved discussing it with his brothers. Glenn's family is so proud of his accomplishments and the amazing man he grew up to be. He will be deeply missed by his family and many close friends. Glenn is survived by his mother, Cora Shinaberry: dad, Curt Shinaberry; brother, Keith and wife Kait of Tucson; brother, Chris of Baton Rouge; grandmother, Hannah Mencer of Smethport, PA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Glenn Mencer and grandparents, Christine and Arden Shinaberry. A memorial service will be held at Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, May 31st at 10:00am. In honor of Glenn, dress for the service will be casual. A reception will follow immediately. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice.
Published by Knoxville News Sentinel from May 29 to May 30, 2014.
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I was Glenn's client about a year ago. I have disabilities from a stroke that make it difficult to communicate and walk. Glenn was always patient, kind, and understanding, and worked hard to represent me. He was a fine young man. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Marsha Carson
June 25, 2014
Dear Cora,
My heart aches for you upon the loss of your son...I am so sorry. Mary Sweeley Burkett
June 10, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
Alexine, Peter & Sam Graves
June 7, 2014
To the family of Glenn, your most precious son. In the middle of May, probably a Monday, late afternoon, I was helping my son, Luke (also a young lawyer in Knoxville) move into his new apartment complex. We had Luke's apartment door wide open, as we were carrying things into his apartment. At some point a tall young good-looking man came into the doorway to introduce himself as Luke's neighbor and to offer any assistance in anyway possible. Glenn and Luke shook hands in the doorway. He also said hello to me. I remember saying to Luke "what a sweet guy"! This young, kind, friendly, confident, good looking young man that shook my sons hand was your precious son, Glenn. I just thought you would like to hear this sweet story. It touched our hearts when he did exactly what we taught our children to do...reach out and always be kind to all. Thank you for raising such a fine young man as he impressed us, leaving an indelible mark of God's own creation in our hearts. May God Bless you all with peace in knowing he is now with our Creator. From one mother to another ???
Gina Martin
June 4, 2014
Curt,Cora,Keith & Chris,
Remembering all your loved ones today and always. Praying that God will comfort you all and that Glenn's wonderful memories will remain in your hearts forever.
Lou, Letty,Rob & Lindsey Quiroga
June 3, 2014
Our family was deeply saddened to learn of Glenn's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now.
Sincerely, Don, Billye, Josie and Don Archer, Jr.
Don and Billye Archer
June 3, 2014
We lived next door to Curt & Cora when Glenn and the other boys were born. They were wonderful neighbors and it is good to learn how the boys grew up to become successful and happy. We were deeply saddened to learn of Glenn's tragic death. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family. May God comfort.
Ghita & Keith Carter
June 3, 2014
I graduated from Dayton Law with Glenn in 2011. I remember him as an easy going, friendly guy. I am very sorry for your loss and I wish you comfort as you move through this trying time.
June 2, 2014
Cora, Curt, Keith, and Chris,
I heard the news this past weekend. My heart breaks for you all. We have so many wonderful memories of our family times together - Glenn was Lindsay 's first friend.
I so wish we were closer, so I could wrap you in my arms. I do know that God is holding all of you right now.
Much Love.
Danice & Steve Sockler
June 2, 2014
Your family has been in my constant thoughts and prayers. I am deeply saddened for your loss. Glenn was an outstanding man and a dear close friend to my son Matt from law school. Glenn gave him the wonderful gift of true love of a friend. May God bless and keep you all in His comfort.
Susan ODaniel
June 1, 2014
Glenn was smart, kind and professional-- he always had a smile on his face. He was an excellent student and I was not surprised to learn he went on to become a well-respected lawyer. May his family and friends find peace during this difficult time.
Professor Tracy Reilly
June 1, 2014
Glenn is a name which has also meant ambassadorial:
Back in the mid 90's my son Jesse and I discovered the Travis Country basketball courts.
Curt and Cora surely selected this magnificent community to ensure their children an idyllic life outside the house as well.
Although we were interlopers- and all the players from the neighborhood knew that-Glenn was there to readily welcome us into the mix.
We played many joyful basketball games together.
This went on for years, and I am obligated to acknowledge that there became a time when Glenn would block my shots! That's cool because he was just doing his ascendent job of becoming a better person every time you would see him again.
Ten years back me and Glenn talked about my upcoming hip replacement and we both understood that I had no business running up and down the court after that.
So... Glenn organized one last game at his home court in TC with all the great players of the area.
It was a very nice evening that I'll never stop appreciating-in particular that he deigned not to block my shot that night!
Anyone who ever met Glenn could readily tell that he was the kind of person who obviously would achieve greatness. That he did so, and at such an early age, by reaching out (and a lot of times down) to others who he instinctively knew needed his help is testament to the beautiful upbringing he received from his perfect family.
Glenn has insinuated himself into all our hearts and serves as an inspiration to do good for others, too.
We love you Mr. Glenn!
Paul Sisson
May 31, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you.
Jesse, Dolores, Jesse Jr., & Miguel Maldonado
May 31, 2014
We pray God's comfort to you in this time of loss. Words cannot express our deepest sympathy. Chris, Marilyn, Ben & Katelyn Jones
Chris Jones
May 31, 2014
I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Glenn over the past few months. Every moment spent with him was spent with a smile. With his sweet, laid-back personality it was impossible to not enjoy his company. I will always cherish the time we had together, he his truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Shinaberry family during this difficult time.
Talia DiLuzio
May 31, 2014
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time, Cora.
Kathy and Henry Amen
May 30, 2014
Cora, Kurt, Keith and Chris- My heart aches for you. I remember when Glenn was in my algebra class and can't grasp that he is no longer physically here. But he will always be in our hearts. May God bless you with peace.
Elvie Swail
May 30, 2014
Glen you will be missed. I'll always remember playing basketball at TC courts with you and the rest of the Travis country squad.
May 30, 2014
Curt I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Sameer shared with me the news. Your family is in my prayers. Sincerely, Heather Dunn, former SS-er
Heather Dunn
May 30, 2014
So sorry, Cora, for your family's loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Maggie Fay Johnson
May 30, 2014
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

Glenn was a classmate of mine at UDSL and a very good friend to many. It was a blessing to have crossed paths with him. My condolences to the Shinaberry Family and Friends...
Carmen Rodriguez
May 30, 2014
I am so saddened by your loss. You and your family our in our prayers and thoughts. May God bless you.
Roger and Erica Garza
May 30, 2014
Cora, all of your friends are more than sadden by the gigantic loss all of you have in your hearts.
I immediately remembered our encounter a few wks ago w/you sharing your complete pride in all of those boys, and I knew the boast was certainly justified. There will always be that empty chair at the Christmas table, but those wonderful memories will always, always be with all of you. Please know and remember we all share in your grief. Sharon S.
May 30, 2014
As with others, I did not have the privilege of knowing Glenn, but work with his mother, Cora. Her friends at DV know how proud she was of each one of her boys and our prayers are with you at this tragic loss. May you find strength and comfort in your faith, your family, and your friends.
Kathy Collins
May 30, 2014
Ii knew Glenn from the Anderson County Court systems. He was always smiling and could light up the room when he walked through the door. I will always remember him . My condolences, he is another Angel that Heaven has gained. God Bless. Free U Bail Bonds, Inc.
Susan Hayes
May 30, 2014
Miss you Glenn

Ed Eastwood
May 30, 2014
Deepest condolences
Amit Agrawal
May 30, 2014
Cora & Curt, Keith & Chris--I was saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.
Jon & Jane Fisher
May 30, 2014

Mary and I are so saddened by this tremendous loss which you and your family have suffered. Words can't convey nor explain, so I won't try. We wish you recovery and peace, and over time, the solace of joy in his remembrance. Our hearts go out to the Shinaberrys, in adequate as that is sure to be...

Michael and Mary Stewart
May 30, 2014
Cora and family-we are so sad to hear abour your tragic loss.When Michael told us I went to mass here in Austin at St.Mary's and entered Glenn's name in the intentions book for the day.I will be there again today to pray for him and you and your family at this difficult time.
Jeff Burns
May 30, 2014
I went to law school with Glenn, and I always thought he was one of the nicest , most genuine people in our class. I am shocked and so saddened by his loss. Your family is in my prayers.
May 30, 2014
Glenn, as well as all the Shinaberrys, was an important part of the Oak Hill Elementary community! I am so sorry to hear of his death.
Tracy Ferguson
May 30, 2014
Thinking of you with love during this difficult time. Know that you are all in our prayers. The Bacak Family
Chris Bacak
May 30, 2014
Dearest Cora, Curt, Keith, and Chris, Our hearts ache at this untimely and tragic loss.Glenn was a sweetheart full of fun and mischief.Our family has the fondest memories of sharing fellowship with yours in your loving home with many friends. Please know that all of you are in our heartfelt prayers for God to give all of you peace. Glenn is home now where angels rejoice and welcome his kind, caring wonderful soul into the arms of a loving God. His happy smile will stay in our hearts forever. Much love, Stuart, Rose, Eric, and Emily Garner.
May 29, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Bill and Deborah Morton, Carrie
May 29, 2014
Dear Cora and family,
I am so saddened by your great loss. You all are in my prayers. Love, Amanda Beck Foster
May 29, 2014
Though we never met you, we feel as though we know you through your mother's love and all of her joyful stories. Her love for you is evident in her eyes and smile whenever speaking of you; she is always so proud. We are deeply sorry for your family's pain, but we know they will one day find comfort in the time they had with you. We pray that soon they will be able to smile and laugh while sharing stories of their love. God bless you all during this confusing time of loss – we don't know God's plan, but pray that you find trust and peace in His will. Michael & Daphney.
May 29, 2014
Though we never met you, we feel as though we know you through your mother's love and all of her joyful stories. Her love for you is evident in her eyes and smile whenever speaking of you; she is always so proud. We are deeply sorry for your family's pain, but we know they will one day find comfort in the time they had with you. We pray that soon they will be able to smile and laugh while sharing stories of their love.
God bless you all during this confusing time of loss – we don't know God's plan, but pray that you find trust and peace in His will.
Michael & Daphney
May 29, 2014
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the unexpected loss of Glenn. It is a very tragic event and we want you to know that we share your grief.
Your son was a fine young man and always had such a positive influence on the people around him. His character and attitude were so uplifting and he was such a fine example for young men to emulate.
It is difficult to understand tragedies like this, but we can call on our faith to help us deal with them. We take solace in the words of the Bible that tell us that those who mourn will be blessed.
Our prayers will be for you and your family to see this through and keep strong. I know that God will shed his choicest blessings on you all.
God Bless You.
In Faith & Sympathy,
Michael & Candi Ritter
Michael & Candi Ritter
May 29, 2014
Our family was so saddened by the news of Glenn's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you comfort. God's Peace, Price, Lydia, Will, and Ben
May 29, 2014
So deeply sorry for your loss. We remember Glenn as such a sweet boy at Austin High and great basketball player.
Richard and Mara Campbell (Mitchell's parents)
May 29, 2014
I'm so very sorry to hear of this tremendous loss. Above all, it was always so evident how close knit this family is, and how proud Curt is of all of his precious sons. My deepest sympathies.
Grayson Norwood
May 29, 2014
It will be heart wrenching every holiday, gathering, weddings, births and reunions...we will miss you like a chunk of our collective hearts for the rest of our days on Earth.
All Our Most heartfelt Love and Prayers are with you all, but most especially your sweet family----Cora, Curt, Keith and Chris.
This loss has hit us all like a ton of bricks, but we must recover and galvanize our strength, to ensure this pain is never felt again.
My first favorite ginger, who taught us all how to play pool, while explaining How to turn on a Dell Desktop,and opening our worlds to the joy of slumber parties, where sneaking out upstairs windows was no longer necessary, because we had the gift of AOL instant messaging.
Forever on our hearts, Dearest Glenn, the Jolly Red Giant!!!
Shannon S
May 29, 2014
Glenn will be missed by many from all over. He was a great friend to have met in law school and was always smiling and laughing. We always had fun during the intramural basketball years. Throughts and prayers.
May 29, 2014
You and your family are in our prayers.
Pattie and Mack
May 29, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. Margaret
Margaret Brous
May 29, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Shinaberry family. May peace be with you during this difficult time.
Heather Vacek
May 29, 2014
We will miss you deeply Glenn, Rest In His Eternal Glory ! The Hellerstedt Family
May 29, 2014
Glenn was a fine young gentleman who crossed our path during his law school days in Dayton. He made a difference while he was here and he will be forever in our hearts. Dr Dan, Jane,and Scott Miller
May 29, 2014
You will be missed by so many people....praying for your family! Its gonna be tough not running into you at the office.
shannon summers
May 29, 2014
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