Charles Eugene Glenn Sr., 66, Overbrook: Nov. 7, 1949 – Aug. 15, 2016

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Charles “Charlie” Eugene Glenn, Sr., 66, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Carbondale, Kan. Charlie was born Nov. 7, 1949, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Edgar E. Glenn and Patti (Rathbun) Glenn.

He graduated from Overbrook Rural High School in 1967. He worked for Hixson & Lehenbauer Construction. He was a heavy equipment operator and worked for Tecumseh Township Road Maintenance from 1967 to 2001. He also worked as a bartender for 4 Corners Steakhouse and Don’s Steakhouse in Richland.

Charlie was a member of the Sons of American Legion, Squadron No. 239, Overbrook, Ridgeway Lodge No. 62, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Overbrook, The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Topeka, Orient of Kansas, and The Arab Shriners, Topeka.

Charlie was united in marriage to Christine Cross on July 4, 1975. They would later divorce.

Charlie was a noted “people person”, a friend to all, who was always willing to help anyone and everyone. He was an avid reader, enjoyed playing golf, cards, and going to casinos. Charlie and Norman “Node” Gerish were daily breakfast companions at Club 4 Corners. Charlie, Paula Godsey, and Lynne Johnson had a standing date to play Farkle.

Charlie is survived by his mother, Patti Glenn-Garrett, Overbrook; a son, Charles E. Glenn Jr., Carbondale; ex-wife Christine Cross, Carbondale; two brothers, Gary Glenn and wife, Pam, Overbrook, Tony Glenn and wife, Le Anna, Topeka; three sisters, Barbara Glenn, Lawrence, Kan., Kathy Steele and husband, Bob, Overbrook, Debbie Carrier and husband, Andy, Olathe, Kan.; a stepsister, Michele Simpson and husband, Maurice, Lawrence, Kan.; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Paula Godsey, Carbondale.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Glenn; his stepfather, Bill Garrett; and two stepsisters, Andy Horch and Kathy Garrett.

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, followed by inurnment at the Carbondale Cemetery. The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. preceding the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Rescue Mission or Sons of the American Legion No. 239 Scholarship Fund and sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 286, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.


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