Published March 05, 2013 3:30pm by
Graveside services for Glen Sullivan, age 95 of Seminole will be held at Gaines County Cemetery (south) on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Services will be officiated by Don Fleming. Visitation will be at Boyer Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, New Mexico 88130 (www.nmcch.org). All services are under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
Glen Sullivan was born in Burkburnett, on November 29, 1917 and died Friday, March 1, 2013 at his home in Seminole. He had been a Seminole resident since the middle 1930s. Mr. Sullivan is preceded in death by his parents, Odie and Gladys Sullivan; his first wife Nelda; brothers Paul and O.W., Jr. (Hezzie); and nephew, Guy Sullivan. He is survived by his wife, Janelle Sullivan and his children, Larry Glen and wife Theresa, Connie and husband Curtis, Jana and husband Bob, Gayla and husband Gary, and Edwin Glen and wife Shelly. He also had 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Glen graduated from Burleson High School in 1936. From 1936-1938, he worked on the family dairy farm and moved from Burleson to Seminole in 1938. He joined the Army Air Corps in December 1940, where he served a short time with the 7th Cavalry in El Paso. He was stationed there with his brother, Paul and then transferred to Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, where their younger brother, O.W. Jr., joined them after he graduated from high school. Glen served as a Link Trainer, training pilots for combat. He then transferred to Perrin Field in Sherman, Texas for a year, returning to Sheppard Field where he was honorably discharged. After 1945, he returned from World War II. He worked several different jobs and eventually returned to the United State Post Office, where he worked for 36 years, retiring in 1973.
He married his first wife Nelda in Wichita Falls, October 22, 1942 and she died of complications from surgery, March 23, 1959 leaving Glen to raise a 15-year-old son, Larry. Glen married Janelle in 1965 in Seminole at the home of her parents, Jim and Mary Jo Kennedy. He took on the responsibility of raising a family of four children and raised them as his own, always saying, "There are no stepchildren in this family.”
After his retirement, Glen became a used equipment dealer as he bartered deals from wherever there was a deal to be found. He was a farmer/rancher for 15 years. He loved fishing, hunting, and carpentry and built several of his own homes. He was a man who loved to work hard, loved little children and was quite the storyteller. He loved God’s word and his Christian friends and family.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons Kelly Sullivan, Paul Fowler, Christopher Fowler, Matthew Parker, Zachary Moore, Jacob Dulworth, and Miguel de la Pena.