Dan Lafayette Glenn – PHS 1940
07 / 20 / 1921 – 07 / 17 / 2015
Witness to the Resurrection Memorial Service for Daniel Lafayette Glenn, 93 will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Palestine, with Pastor Woody Meredith officiating. Burial will be at the Cedar Creek Cemetery in Elkhart.
He passed away to be with our Lord Jesus on July 17 at Greenbriar Nursing Home peacefully in his sleep, just three days before his 94th birthday.
Daniel was born on July 20, 1921 in Palestine to Dan Glenn and Lillie Belle Chaffin Glenn. He was retired U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier and Rural Carrier, where he served from 1945 to 1978.
He was a graduate of Palestine High School. In 1942 Daniel volunteered to serve in the United States Army, where he valiantly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 927th Battalion, for three years and eight months. He was wounded during the Sicilian Campaign Invasion, when the ship carrying his battalion, the U.S.S. LST 313 was bombed by German Aircraft of Gela, Sicily, and he was blown off the ship, which sank, by the explosion. He was able to swim to shore, where he was carried to a medial camp on the beach and treated for his injuries. He was awarded the Purple Heart during the Sicilian Campaign Invasion. After recovery, already having served in Africa, he went on to bravely serve his country in Sicily, Italy, France and Germany, until the war ended.
After the war, on December 25, 1946, he married Joyce Laverne Adams, and they had three sons, Daniel Leon Glenn, Randall Eugene Glenn, and Jeffery Keith Glenn, and one daughter, Brenda Susan Glenn, who died two hours after birth.
Daniel loved building and flying remote control model airplanes, which was a lifetime hobby. He was an avid member of the Palestine Remote Control Airplane Association, He also was a retired antique dealer who loved collecting and dealing in antiques and antique clocks. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Palestine, and was active for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Joyce Adams Glenn; his second wife, Doris Stober Glenn; his infant daughter, Brenda Sue Glenn; his stepchildren, Nancy Stober Vineyard and John Stober; and his brother-in-law, Emmett Gentry.
He is survived by his sons: Daniel Leon Glenn and wife, Connie, of Palestine; Randall Eugene Glenn and wife, Paula, of Elkhart; Jeffery Keith Glenn and wife Merry of Elkhart; and his sister, Mary Evelyn Glenn Gentry of Hillsboro.
He is also survived by his grandchildren; Crystal Glenn Harband and husband, Jordan of San Mateo, CA.; Angela Glenn Jimenez, and Camille Alexis Jimenez, all of Lubbock; Glenn, Railynn Glenn and Reanna Glenn, all of Elkhart and Zachary San Miguel and Breanna Olmos of Slocum.
He is also survived by his stepsons; Floyd Stober and wife, Annette, of Palestine; Daniel Stober and wife, Jan of Weatherford; Jerry Stober and wife, PG of Pittsburgh, PA; Alan Stober and wife, Sally of Wausau, WI; Bill Stober; stepson-in-law Ronnie Vineyard; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and two nephews, a niece, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 401 Avenue A., Palestine, TX, 75801
Palestine Herald Press Website 08 / 05 / 2015