Glen Carl Blackshear, age 76, passed away on August 11th at Valley Nursing Home in Taylorsville, NC after a long battle of lung complications.
Glen is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and their two sons, Glenn & his wife, Natalie and Chuck & his wife, Lori. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Kathleen, Bryce and Brianna; and two great grandchildren, Hunter & Rayna.
Glen is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as Field Artillery. He retired from the Armed Services after 22 Years’ service.
He was a son of Charlie Miller Blackshear and Edith Jo Jackson. He grew up in Sherman, Texas. He was the 2nd of his five siblings: his oldest brother, William Blackshear and his wife, Isla; and twin sister, Glenda and her husband, Paul Schmeltzer; his brother, Robert and his wife, Trish Blackshear; and youngest brother, Ben and his wife, Pam Blackshear.
Glen served three Tours in Germany in the Army, three tours in Korea, and again his tour in the Vietnam War. During his time in the Army he served as a Drill Sergeant and a 1st Sergeant.
Glen’s joy in life came to him through his family & his faith. His generous heart & infectious smile brought warmth and joy to so many. Glen was a true patriot and loved his country and demonstrated this through his dedication and commitment to his community & family.