Russell E. Glenn

February 11, 1932June 29, 2013
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Russell E. Glenn, of Grand Prairie, went home to be with the Lord on June 29, 2013. He was born on Feb. 7, 1932 in Mansfield, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Naomi Glenn, brother Richard Glenn, son Patrick and daughter Linda. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patty, sister Mary, daughter Cindy, son Rusty and wife Connie, son Chris and wife Diana. Grandchildren Griffin, Jackson, Luke, Chloe, Lily, Trevor, K.D. and Henry. Russ was born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio and later attended Defiance College where he played football and earned multiple honors including a place in their sports hall of fame. Russ then served five years in the Air Force as a fighter pilot before returning to Ohio State University for his degree in Civil Engineering. Russ flew in the Ohio National Guard while attending OSU. After deployment to France in the Guard, Russ began a 27 year career with American Airlines. Russ was known for his kindness, generosity, and service to anyone in need. He enjoyed family, flying and golf. Russ loved and served the First United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie. The city honored him by naming the Russ Glenn Community Garden after him. Visitation at 6 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie. Service is at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie at 2 pm, Wednesday. Interment at the DFW National Cemetery on Friday at 9:15 am.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Committal Service Friday, July 5, 2013

Russell E. Glenn

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July 29, 2013

Dear Patty and Family,

We just learned of Russ' passing and want to express our symphathies to all of you. We've talked w/Russ over the phone since relocating to Texas, but our health made it difficult to get together in person with both of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Russ was such an engergetic person with a great smile. We'll remember him fondly.

Sincere symphathies,
Bruce and Irma Armstrong (formerly of Lexington, Ohio) and daughters Melanie, Kim and son-in-law Kirk.
Garland, Texas

Greg Iffla

July 23, 2013

I always enjoyed working with Russ. He was one of the best. I will remember his smile.

Jackie Apigo

July 22, 2013

Dearest Cindy and Family, My sympathies are with you all. As a frequent visitor to the Glenn household growing up I always felt so loved by Mr. Glenn and the whole family. You are in my prayers. Cindy miss you much and think of you more often than you know.

Roger Hill

July 11, 2013

Dear Patty and family,
I had the pleasure of flying copilot for Russ on a number of trips. He was a super aviator and epitomized what a Captain should be and do. We grieve with you at the loss of this man, but we also celebrate his life of helping others.

Cindy (Eberhardt) Barber

July 9, 2013

One thing I remember about Russ is the visits he made to Ohio on a regular basis, spending time with Aunt Louise (Snook). It meant so much to her. I was impressed that he could jump on a plane just about any time he wished and make the big trip from Texas to Ohio so easily. I'm sure they are having a wonderful reunion in heaven today. May God comfort your family during this difficult time.

Patty Glenn

July 7, 2013

We will miss you forever dear husband, father, grandpa and friend.

Brenda Jonas

July 5, 2013

Patty & Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God is watching over all of you.

Brenda & Tom Jonas

Dave and DeJuana Crittenden

July 5, 2013

What a legacy Russ left us with. We will never forget him and will celebrate his life every time we are at church, in the garden, looking in the eyes of his children and grandchildren, watching a plane go by...our love and thoughts to the Glenn's.

Dana Cline

July 4, 2013

God bless you, Patty, and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dana Cline

Bonita Grant

July 4, 2013

I always enjoyed seeing Russ at the Glenn reunions, he will be missed. I am praying for you, and are glad to have known him. I know Mom welcomes him to his new home in heaven. God Bless you, Bonita (Eberhardt) Grant