Ruben Kenneth Glenn

Born: Thu., Aug. 18, 1927
Died: Sun., May 27, 2012


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., May 31, 2012
Location: Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home

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12:00 PM Thu., May 31, 2012
Location: Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home

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Ruben Kenneth Glenn, age 84, a native of Decatur, MS and resident of Eight Mile, for the past 53 years, died Sunday, May 27, 2012 in a local hospital.


Mr. Glenn retired from Alabama Drydock & Shipbuilding Co. where he was employed as a welder for 44 years. He was a WWII veteran serving most of his tour of duty in Hawaii, as a small arms weapons mechanic, in the Army Air Core. He was a member of Myers Memorial Baptist Church.


He is preceded in death by his parents, John Milton and Viola Snowden; his wife of 36 years, Norma Jean Williams Glenn, a brother, William Joseph Glenn; and a sister, Margaret Glenn Harrison.


He is survived by a daughter, Dianne Glenn (Allen) McElroy; two sons, Charles Douglas (Sandi) Glenn and Steven Kenneth (Louise) Glenn; one brother, Snowden Milton Glenn; one sister, Marlene Glenn Bass; two grandchildren, Kyndal Glenn (Chad) Coleman and Cody Douglas Glenn; three step-grandchildren, Kim McElroy, Ralph (Wendy) McElroy, and Michael (Rachel) Stanley; two great grandsons, Fisher and Carter Coleman; three step-granddaughters, Kaleigh, Taylor, and Jordan McElroy; a very devoted neighbor and friend, Sharon Russell; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held from Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 11:00 until 12:00 pm. Chapel services will follow at 12:00. Interment will be in Valhalla Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to: Myers Memorial Baptist Church, 307 S. Shelton Beach Rd. Eight Mile, AL 36613.





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Ronnie Day
   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
I am sadden but also joyful that another member of our family has moved on to greater comfort and peace. Your dad was a friend and always good to my family and me. I cherish the good times we all shared, and the lasting memories. May the Lord bless and give you comfort as you go forward. Please let me know what I can do to help you. I know the pain. RD

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