Glen Blackshear

Obituary of Glen Carl Blackshear

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.
 

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Tuesday
13
August

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092
Wednesday
14
August

Funeral Mass

2:00 pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Saint John Neuman Catholic Church
100 Polo Rd
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Wednesday
14
August

Burial

3:30 pm
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Greenlawn Memorial Park Serenity Gardens
6601 Windwan Dr.
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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