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Willis Jackson "Jack" Glenn

September 3, 1947 ~ July 20, 2021 (age 73)


Willis Jackson “Jack” Glenn, cherished husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the age of 73.

Jack was the son of the late Willis Anderson Glenn and Mildred Floyd Glenn. Born in Athens, Georgia in 1947, he moved with his family to Anderson, SC for several years but later moved back to Madison County, Georgia in 1955.  Jack graduated from Madison County High School in 1965. He received his degrees in Physics from the University of Georgia in 1969 and in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1971.

After college, Jack worked at Benson’s Bakeries in downtown Athens before joining the maintenance and engineering department of Reliance Electric in Athens. He had a long career there, retiring as Plant Engineer in 1999.  Jack enjoyed his retirement at the family farm in the Neese, Georgia community.  He could often be found engineering some new project for friends or family, or driving his self-built Shelby Cobra replica around town.  Jack was tenderhearted, generous and thrived on helping others;  and most importantly, he loved his family.

Survivors include his beloved wife of almost 54 years, Sceva Bellew Glenn; three sons, Christopher Joseph Glenn (Jenny), Jonathan Andrew Glenn (Kelly) and Jeffrey Anderson Glenn (Shona Lovie); seven grandchildren, Holly Chandler Glenn, Austin Willis Glenn, Stephanie Elizabeth Glenn, Meredith Claire Glenn, Layton David Glenn, Jacob Alexander Glenn, Stephen Michael Ford; one sister, Anne Glenn Scoggins (James W. Scoggins III); one nephew, Jim Scoggins; one niece, Suzanne E. Scoggins (Ed Hung); three great-nieces; and his faithful dog, Becca.

Memorial services were Friday, July 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Lord and Stephens, East with Rev. Andy Hargrove officiating. The family received friends Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter, 1888 Colbert Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA 30633.

Lord and Stephens, East were in charge of arrangements.

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July 22, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lord and Stephens - East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605

Funeral Service
July 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Lord and Stephens - East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605

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