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Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11Th Avenue Blvd Se, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Glenn E. Hathcock

5 July , 193929 July , 2019
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Glenn E. Hathcock, 80, was ushered into the presence of His Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, July 29, 2019 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory after a long period of declining health. He was born on July 5, 1939 to the late Luther Eury Hathcock and Mabel Catherine Bolick Hathcock in Catawba County. Glenn was a 1957 graduate of St. Stephens High School where he was known for his athletic ability and his singing voice. His lifelong friend, Guye Stafford, said Glenn was known as “the Pat Boone of St. Stephens High School”. He joined the Unites States Army in 1958 and became a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. While he was deployed to the 505th Airborne Infantry in Germany in 1960, his father died. He was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg, NC and Honorably discharged in 1961 to help his mother care for his two younger siblings. In 1965 Glenn married Louise Fox, the love of his life. They were faithful members of Highland Baptist Church for many years before becoming members of the amazing fellowship of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. Throughout the years, Glenn served the Lord as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and leader of Wednesday night prayer meetings. Glenn’s passion for serving the Lord through song, has touched countless lives. He was asked to sing at numerous weddings and was requested to sing “Beulah Land” at many funerals. Glenn dedicated over 26 years of service to Procter & Gamble as a sales representative. He remained friends with his colleagues who would come and visit him often. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelene Baker. Survivors include his wife, Louise Fox Hathcock of the home; daughters, Sharon Renee Turner of Granite Falls, Dana Lynne Erskine and husband Ron Jr. of Granite Falls; granddaughters, Caroline Renee Fichthorn and husband Jordan of South Salt Lake, UT, Victoria Elise Turner of Granite Falls, Lauren Alexandra Turner of Granite Falls, Katherine Louise Turner of Granite Falls, Lindsay Morgan Erskine of Granite Falls, Alexander Auby Erskine of Granite Falls; brother, Luther Hathcock of Hickory; sister, Linda Parker of Hickory; brother-in-law, Carl Baker of Hickory; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday August 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church. Sandy Ridge Baptist Church Pastors Zach Smith and John Moore with guest Rev. Rodney Powe will be officiating the service. The family specially honors Pastor Bill Sturm for his ceaseless care for them during this season. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #544. As Glenn and Louise’s health continued to decline, they required around the clock in-home care over the past 6 years. The family would like to graciously thank the compassionate caregivers who have provided amazing care for both Glenn and Louise. Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, 3702 16th Street NE, Hickory, NC 28601, Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645, or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

  • DONATIONS

  • Sandy Ridge Baptist Church
  • Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Carolina Caring

Services

  • VISITATION Thursday, 1 August , 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, 3 August , 2019
  • BURIAL Saturday, 3 August , 2019

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PARRIS CROOM

2 August 2019

Glenn will truly be missed by all, especially his P&G family of friends. GOD bless you Glenn and your family.
Will miss you.
Parris

Leroy Warmkessel

1 August 2019

My dad and I played a few rounds of golf with Glenn. He sure did love being out on the golf course. I often remember when I worked at Food Lion he would stop in to check on his products and always wanted to talk about getting out there for that next round. He was a fine man and I had a lot of respect for him. Rest In Peace Glenn you are home now. Your friends Leroy and Johnna Warmkessel

Sue Phillips Johnson

1 August 2019

My sincere sympathy

Anthony Badeaux

1 August 2019

Glenn will truly be missed by me here on earth, but at the same time I will always have my very last memory of Glenn smiling at me as I told him bye that day and that I Promise I WILL see you again. Your with the Lord now my friend, in that comes great comfort. Dear Heavenly Father keep your hand on Glenn's family , give them the joy of knowing Glenn is dancing with the Angels now. Amen

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