November 12, 1939 - September 25, 2020
Gene Lee Glenn, 80 years of age, of Trussville, Alabama, passed away at home on September 25, 2020. Gene “Slatz” Glenn was born on November 12, 1939, in Trussville, Alabama, to George A. Glenn, Sr. and Jean Searcy Glenn. He attended Hewitt High School and was graduated in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart Patricia Ann Needham Glenn in 1960. In 1962 he was graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned in the United States Air Force in 1963 and became an Instructor Pilot at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, Alabama, instructing in the T-33, T-37 and T-38 aircraft. In 1968 he joined Northwest Airlines and flew the Boeing 707, 727, 747 and Douglas DC-10 aircraft, retiring as a Line Check Airman on the 747-200 in 1999, after logging over 20,000 hours in the air and over nine million miles traveled. Gene was a lifelong member of the Trussville First United Methodist Church and a forty year member of the Pioneer Sunday School Class. He was a longtime Mason in the Georgiana Davis Lodge in Trussville. Gene is survived by his wife of 60 years Patricia; his son Stephen B. Glenn (Esther), his daughter Sharon G. Orr (Jon), and his son David J. Glenn (Elin); Grandchildren Jonathan, Paul, Samson, Elizabeth, Emmeline, George and Arthur; and brothers George A. Glenn, Jr., William B. Glenn (Lynn), Robert S. Glenn (Robin), and brother-in-law Hamid Mashayekh; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, George A. Glenn, Sr., and Jean S. Glenn, and by his sister, Glenda Gay “Sister” Glenn. There will be a private family graveside service. A larger memorial service will be held in the future when it is safer to do so.
Gene Lee Glenn, 80 years of age, of Trussville, Alabama, passed away at home on September 25, 2020. Gene “Slatz” Glenn was born on November 12, 1939, in Trussville, Alabama, to George A. Glenn, Sr. and Jean Searcy Glenn. He attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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