Glenn (Pappy) Parrott

April 29, 1926June 16, 2013

Glenn (Pappy) Harry Parrott was born April 29, 1926 in Benton, Illinois. His family moved to Midland in 1927 when he was less than one year old. Glenn attended Midland Public Schools and graduated from Midland High School in 1943. After graduating he joined the United States Marines. He was a member of the 2nd Marine Division in World War II. He served in Hawaii, Sipan, and the Pacific invasion of Okinawa. After Okinawa he returned to Sipan. His unit was preparing for the invasion of Japan until the Atom Bomb was used in Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan in September of 1945. His unit was sent to Nagasaki in September of 1945 where Glenn witnessed the destruction of both cities. He was stationed in Japan before returning to the United States and being discharged in August of 1946.

Glenn attended Texas Tech University and was a member of the Texas Tech Rodeo Team in 1946-1947. He also attended Sul Ross University.

In 1949 Glenn joined the United States Army. They were the first US forces to enter Korea in the police action. Corporal Glenn H. Parrott of the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on August 19, 1950. Glenn accompanied his squad on a reconnaissance mission where they were met with heavy enemy automatic fire. Glenn’s jeep gas tank exploded and Glenn leapt from the jeep and opened gunfire on the enemy covering the other jeep while his squad loaded into the vehicle. He was wounded in the back but continued firing on the enemy. Glenn Parrott was a recipient of two purple hearts for his service in Korea. He was sent home after his second injury and discharged from the Army in 1952.

In May of 1952, Glenn married Ala Jo Oliver. They adopted two children, a daughter, Patti and then a son, Bill.

Glenn joined the U.S. Border Patrol and was stationed in Presidio and Marfa, Texas. After his retirement he moved to Amarillo and owned and operated a private detective agency. He then became a U.S. Deputy Marshall in the Federal Court in Amarillo. After retiring from the Marshall Services he returned to live in Midland, which he considered his hometown.

Glenn was a Master Mason of the Ft. Hancock Lodge #1297. He was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous in Amarillo and Midland. He was a well known speaker in the organization and spoke at many meetings and conferences. He was past president of the Senior Citizens of Midland.

Glenn was a member of First Christian Church of Midland.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents William Pearl Parrott and Lulu Johnson Parrott, two brothers, Donald Parrott and Ralph Parrott and one sister, Charline Parrott Ener.

He is survived by his companion, Mae Dawson of Midland, his daughter Patti Wertman of Waterville, Minnesota, his son, Bill Parrott of Marfa, Texas and his grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Jill Holder of Midland, his nephew, Fred Parrott of Ft. Davis, Texas, nieces Bonnie Miller of Midland, Lee Ann Holland of Oak Park, California, and Donna Steimel of Monrovia, Indiana.

He will be missed by all who knew him now that he has gone to his true home with the Lord.

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 22, 2013 between the hours of 1:00pm and 2:30pm at Ellis. Service will be Saturday as well at 2:30 in the Chapel at Ellis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 22, 2013

Glenn (Pappy) Parrott

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Manny Sloss

June 29, 2013

Vaya con Dios, Amigo

Melody Aslin

June 28, 2013

I am so glad I was able to visit my Dad's cousin, Glenn, and sweet Mae, this last Thanksgiving, when I took Glenn our Parrott family history and several original Parrott family photos.Rest in Peace, sweet Cousin.

June 25, 2013

How can I ever thank you for baseball, bull riding and picadillo? You enriched my life in so many ways, and truly, "the sweetest thing I ever knew was loving you." Our conversation on your last birthday keeps my heart til we meet again. Sandy

Kevin Tyson

June 24, 2013

To a dear friend that taught me so much. I remember meeting Pappy in Lamesa and liked him from that moment on

Donald Vaughan

June 24, 2013

I first met Pappy when I was on detail from the Lubbock Station down to Presidio for Operation Intercept. Never forget Pappy telling me to get in the car and lest go. The next thing I knew we were crossing into Ojigaga in uniform guns and all to go see the cattle that were in holding waiting to cross into the U.S. over the next years worked with Glenn. Sorry to hear of his passing.

Jamie Dawson

June 24, 2013

Glenn was definitely a dear man. He fought for the freedom of our country and contined to give to others his entire life. He was a wonderful partner to my mother and treated me like one of his own daughters. God rest his soul. May Glenn now rest in the comfort of heaven. I will miss him.

Ed Barry

June 23, 2013

Pappy you will be missed. May God bless you and your family.

Heidie Jo Maikranz

June 23, 2013

What a Character You Were!!! Pappy Taught me..."Missy...the Lord's Prayer begins with "Our Father" not some &!%*^*^% ie; chanting retoric. He always seemed to smile while putting me in my place. Pappy, Thank You & Rest In Peace!!

Chuck Davis

June 23, 2013

Pappy was always ready to help his fellow man. He will be missed by many.

Hipolito Acosta

June 23, 2013

Glenn, my dear friend you will be missed. You took me under your wing when I first arrived as a trainee in Marfa, Texas and and on our way to Pecos told me how cases were presented before the U.S. Magistrate. What you didn't tell me was what you were going to do. When the docket was called I couldn't believe it when you looked at me and said "go on, get up there you know what to do!" That was the greatest confidence builder I could get from a veteran officer and our friendship was a lifelong one. Thank you for your friendship and service to our country. "El Perico - the legend" Su amigo - Poli Acosta