Captain Ora Lee “Bud” Glenn, retired US Army, 84, Johnson City, entered into rest, Sunday, September, 4, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Glenn was a native of Carthage, Missouri, a former resident of California and had lived in Johnson City for the past six years.
He was a son of the late Lorenzo Daw Glenn and Leta Lousia Smith Glenn and was also preceded in death by his wife, Theresia Fechter Glenn, two brothers, Claude and Jesse Glenn.
Mr. Glenn was a US Army veteran having served in WWII in the European and Pacific Theaters, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He directed a combat maintenance unit with the First Calvary Division whose motto was “Any where, Any time”.
He was an accomplished diesel mechanic and construction master and retired as a foreman from a second career with Sante Fe Railroad.
Mr. Glenn was strong, tough and quiet with a large compassionate heart. He was charitable to strangers to a fault and his lifelong passion was working with orphan children’s charities.
He was a past president of the Desert Garden Club, a member of the Officer’s Club and the CB and Ham Radio Club.
Mr. Glenn leaves one son, Loyd Lee Glenn and his wife, Brenda, Johnson City; one daughter, Debra Genoveva Glenn, Venice, Italy; grandchildren, Christina Glenn, San Francisco, CA, Stephanie Glenn, Petaluma, CA, Nathaniel Glenn, Knoxville, TN, Adam Glenn, Ryan Glenn and Melanie Glenn all of Johnson City; step grandchildren, Shane Pritchell, Adrian Thomas and Angela Peters; three great grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd Glenn, Tahoe, CA and one sister, Lucille Taddeo, Los Angeles, CA.
A funeral service will be held at 10 am Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Online condolences may be shared through www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral and Cremation Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37601 (423) 610-7171 is serving the family.