Glenn B. Shahan, 86, was called home by his Lord and Savior on January 9, 2023. Glenn was born to Roy and Gertrude Shahan on February 16, 1936 in San Angelo, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother Earl (Gail) and Norman (Rebecca), grandson Nick Tripp, and Janis Shahan, the mother of his children, Wes and Melinda.
Glenn is survived by his loving wife Linda Parker Shahan of Killeen, Texas; his son Wesley (Peggy) Shahan of Aledo, Texas; his daughter Melinda (Rusty) Tripp of Keller, Texas; granddaughter Andi (Bret) Ramer of Aledo, Texas; granddaughter Rebecca (Payton) Kirkpatrick of Colleyville, Texas; grandson Jacob Shahan of Aledo, Texas; great-grandson Layton Ramer of Aledo, Texas; and future great-grandson Knox Kirkpatrick. He is also survived by Linda’s children Laurie (Brad) Kent of Leander, Texas; Randy (Allison) Culp of Salado, Texas and grandchildren, Sydney and Marin Kent, and Easton and Cannon Culp. Also surviving is his sister Helen Adams of The Hills, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Glenn graduated from Denver City High School in 1954. He attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1959, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965 from Southern Methodist University. Glenn had a successful career at E-Systems where he was employed for 30 years. After retiring, he worked part time for Weatherford College teaching digital systems.
To say that Glenn loved the game of golf would be an understatement; he has probably hit more practice balls on the range than the average touring pro. Glenn belonged to Brookhaven Country Club, Willowbrook Country Club and his beloved Van Zandt Country Club in Canton, where he was a member for over 35 years. Throughout these years, he probably never made an enemy. This would also be where he earned the nickname Oney after the song by Johnny Cash. Glenn competed at a scratch level for a lot of years, and qualified for the Texas State Amateur several different years. Later in his life, while he didn’t play as much, you could still find him on the driving range working on his swing.
Another love of his was hunting. During the times his father Roy used to take the boys, Earl, Norman and Glenn to Sonora, Texas for their annual hunt, the competition was fierce to see who would get the biggest buck. As Glenn’s son, Wes, reached age nine, he started taking him along to introduce him to hunting. Over the years, they spent multiple days a year somewhere out in the woods hunting. Glenn especially loved the trips to the mountains of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and even British Columbia, Canada when they would stay in tents. Not until the last 15 years did they finally put a wood stove in the cook tent for heat. You could expect, when going deer or elk camping with Glenn, there would be a campfire to sit around in the evening where he was sure to sip on red wine and swap lies from the day in the field.
Glenn loved to spend time with family and friends, but most of all his grandkids. “Pepaw” or “Mr. Glenn” was at almost every ballgame, swim meet, cheer and gymnastic competition. The memories that were made will forever be in our hearts. Glenn’s contagious laugh and unconditional love will always be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be on February 11, 2023 at 11:00 am at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to West Texas Boys Ranch in San Angelo, Texas. (www.wtbr.org).