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Glenn Albert McGinnis

April 30, 1929February 12, 2021
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Glenn Albert McGinnis (91) died on February 12, 2021 in Charlotte, NC with family by his side.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pat; children Terry McGinnis (Chari), Cindy Craton (Tim), David McGinnis (Wanda) and Bobbie McGinnis; twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father Delmas McGinnis and mother Katherine McGinnis of Lincolnton, NC, daughter Sherri Lynn Brown of Florida and ten siblings.

Glenn was born on April 30, 1929 in Lincoln County to Delmas and Katherine McGinnis. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.

He was a great family man and a loving father. He married Pat in April 1960 and the couple had five children together. He enjoyed being outside working in the yard, planting his garden and piddling with his old cars. Glenn’s family and friends will always remember him as a great cook and gardener.

A private family service is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

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Daniel Williams

February 17, 2021

Mr. Glenn was a very strong man & with even a stronger will for life! God had blessed him with longevity in this life, assuming so we can be here for his family so long. And boy was he ever. Seven decades of providing for his family! If he were still here he would be either in his yard, fixing on somebody's car or frying up some crispy bacon! But his job is complete now, and his work here is done. Mr. Glenn leaves behind an awesome legacy! And I pray he can finally get some heavenly rest now. And his family will be relived to know that Mr. Glenn is more alive today then he was last week. May God bless this strong family and keep them in His prefect peace!

Summer McGinnis

February 16, 2021

Pawpaw,

I will so miss the way that you joked around and all the silly faces you would make (especially to react to things-you and daddy are so similar its funny sometimes) you made us laugh so hard. You were always such a good granddad. I know how much you loved us and how much you loved your kids. But most of all I know how much you loved Mawmaw. The love between you two is a love that I hope everybody experiences in their lifetime. I always remember spending the night and you and mawmaw would have us drink our dragon-tale juice (it was actually prune juice...and it was disgusting...until you called it dragon tale juice...then we liked it.) We would stay up late watching game shows and nickelodeon. And in the mornings we would watch the price is right with you. And you would always stir up a pot of breakfast rice (the best food in the world) when you knew me and Valerie were coming. Even at night sometimes. Night-Breakfast was a thing and now me and Val love that. We always had cucumbers and tomatoes and those were the best too. You made the best breakfast in the world. No one could ever do that as good as you. And I remember playing with elephant ears in the yard in our kitty pool... and the Muscadine tree. I remember you and mawmaw letting me watch the Powerpuff girls on VCR in your room. I remember your big hugs. It was the little things like that with you that I appreciate the most. I loved you so so much and I will never forget the times we shared and how thankful I am for our family. I'm glad that you had so many years to share with us. I will always love you and miss you.

-Summer

Chari McGinnis

February 16, 2021

I met my father-in-law over 36 years ago. Over the years , I learned that Glenn loved good food, working in his garden, and watching old westerns , including never ending episodes of Gunsmoke! Home was Glenn's "happy place". It was the simple things in life that made him happy. Being with family, a good afternoon nap, laughing and reminiscing about days gone by. I will forever miss Terry and I visiting with him and Pat just talking and laughing and enjoying the day. Rest in peace Glenn. You will be deeply missed!

Steven Earley

February 16, 2021

Sharing a memory,

My first glimpse of Mr. Mcginnis was September 18, 1983 it was a Sunday night. See I had just ask his youngest daughter Bobbie Jean to be my girlfriend. She was the ripe old age of 14 and I was way to old (I’m sure in his eyes) of 16. We were at Putt Putt on Woodlawn road and he came to pick her up to go home.
It took some time before I actually met him face to face because he as you know was stubborn and didn’t want no part of me dating Bobbie. I was stubborn too, so I just kept asking Bobbie to ask him if I could for once actually pull up in the driveway and take her on a date. I would say ask your daddy if you can go and Bobbie would say “Daddy said no!.” However I was not going to give up.
Funny as it seems now, I remember the first Christmas that same year I was wanting to come over on Christmas Eve and be apart of the festivities. I said ask your daddy if I can come over Bobbie said “daddy said no!.” Since I was young and stupid , I parked outside the house in the church parking lot and just looked up at the occasional head passing a window. Yes that was stupid and sad but later I find out he knew I was out there’s.
I was so in love with Bobbie that I was determined to make Mr. McGinnis like me. That was an up hill battle until one day I was asked to come meet him. Talk about being nervous and wow what a lump in my throat. As I recall he didn’t have a smile on his face and looking back I don’t blame him. Heck who was I to come into his home and hold his daughters hand!
Needless to say I was intimidated.
Years later as I road by his house i would always look over to possibly see him in his garden. Although we never became friends fully I’m glad to have known him. As I ride by today I may not see him picking muscadine‘s, but I know in Spirit he is there enjoying the taste of one.

God bless the family during this loss

Steven.

Cindy Craton

February 16, 2021

Daddy, I will always love you ! You were the best mechanic, cook,gardener, and daddy I could have ever asked for. What ever tools u used from a screwdriver to a spatula you knew how to use it and aced it. What ever we needed u saw we got it. The vacation memories will b cherished forever n our hearts. You took use to the ball fields to play ball. There were enough of us kids and neighbor kids to have two teams. Our picnic lunches only added to the fun. Riding us kids n the back of the truck was better than any ride carowinds has to offer. GOD needs you now to help built the mansions and we know u will give it your all. I thank GOD he gave me 62 years with you and thanks for making me think I was a funny comedian. Go rest high daddy and you know exactly what mama wants n her mansion new carpet.

Steven Earley

February 15, 2021

I have many memories of Mr Mcginnis (as I always called him.). I met Bobbie his youngest daughter when she was the ripe ole age of 14. Me being much older .,, 16) Mr Mcginnis made it almost next to impossible to date her.

Every time I ask to take her on a date..like go to Queens Park to see a movie, I was always told “Daddy said no.”

It took many years before I felt Mr Mcginnis trusted me, so I was alway scared that if I did one wrong thing that he didn’t approve of that I would be out of the family circle of trust. Lol so I walked a straight line.

When we went on a date like to the movies Mr Mcginnis or his loving wife Pat would drive us. I never said this to anyone but Mr Mcginnis would look at me through the rearview mirror and give me the (you better not mess up) look. I alway respected him for protecting Bobbie.

I have not seen or spoke to him in many years. So when I pass his house I always look over at his garden to see if he is out there. Over the year I have spotted a few times. Funny thing he alway looked the same. As my hair got grey his was always dark. I never seen an old man in the garden just Mr Mcginnis.

I’m sorry for your loss I know it’s terrible to have to face this. Just know that Jesus promises that there is a place where there is no sorrow and no pain. Your Husband your Daddy is there and he is whole once again.

I have been a fixer my whole life. Something breaks I’ll fix it. When my father died I could not fix it. I was riding down the road one day after my father passed away. I was feeling sorry for myself sorry for my situation. I heard a voice in my head it said “you want to fix this just go to heaven.” That gave me peace. So I say to you all if you want to fix this just go to heaven.

My prayers are with you.

Steven





bobbie mcginnis

February 15, 2021

My daddy had a good smile, a funny laugh and was a good provider. We always had a roof over our heads and food to eat. All of us could depend on him. Anytime we needed him, he was there.
Daddy loved the sun in his face but also loved to see a good snowfall . He loved being outside planting his garden and watching it grow all summer then laughing with my brothers on who had the biggest tomatoes and the best cucumbers . He was a great cook and made the best homemade biscuits .
He was a family man and loved being home with mama. WE WILL CHERISH EVERY MEMORY ♥ I love you daddy

Brandy Crider

February 15, 2021

Pawpaw,

There has never been a stronger love then the love you and mawmaw shared. Or so I thought. Then my children came into the picture. You adored Tyler so much, thought he was the funniest thing! But Adalaina, that was your little precious baby girl. Life's never going to be the same without you pawpaw. But thank you so much for being the man that helped raise me and for showing me what a REAL family provider and man is. No other can compare to you. Its never goodbye, but see you later. I love you so much & miss you more then you know already! Have my muscadine vines overflowing up there for me okay!

-Sissy-

Tim Crider

February 15, 2021

I will always remember how much he loved his family i was privileged to be apart of the family he will truly be missed. I send prayers for comfort and peace!

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