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Wiley Robert Glenn, Jr.
  • 90 years old
  • Date of birth: May 3, 1924
  • Date of passing: Feb 16, 2015
Let the memory of Wiley be with us forever

Wiley Robert Glenn, Jr (age 90) passed into eternity, February 16, 2015 at Universal Health Care.

Mr. Glenn was born May 3, 1924 in Durham County. He attended Bethesda school and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a retired truck driver and loved to hunt and fish.

Robert was a World War II Navy veteran. He served on two different ships in the Pacific, the USS Tolovana (AO 64) and the USS Phaon ARB-3. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. He was a past member of the VFW and American Legion.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents Wiley Robert "Bob" Glenn, Sr. and Gail Beasley Glenn who resided in Durham, NC.

He was the husband of the late Helen Price Glenn. They had one daughter, Susan Denise Isley (Doug) of Summerville, SC and one stepson Eddie Thomas Price (Sarah) of Ladson, SC. He had one sister, Janet Glenn Adams of Kinston, NC and a brother, Willie L. Glenn (Nancy) of Chapel Hill, NC.

Robert had five grandchildren, Jessica Isley of Condon, Oregon, Heather Isley of Summerville, SC, Tracy Johnson (Rob) of Atlanta, GA, April Campbell (Scott) of Easley, SC, and Christy Grappone (Scott) of Moncks Corner, SC. He was also blessed with ten great-grandchildren. His family also consisted of three nieces and two nephews.

Billy and Susan Triplett were very close and very special friends who were constantly available to assist Robert during his time of need. The family thanks them immensely for their love and dedication. There were many others that are not named but not forgotten. Many visitors who brought milkshakes, cookies and gave of themselves to visit and spend time encouraging and loving Mr. Glenn.

The funeral service will be performed at 12:00 noon on Friday February 20, 2015 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford, NC by Brother Billy Triplett immediately following visitation from 11:00 – 12:00 at Eakes Funeral Home in lieu of a grave side service.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by WILLIAM T. OVERTON on 24th February 2015

"A good man that loved our country and like to talk about his time about ships he served on. He visited many of elder people until he was not able to do so. He will be missed by many."

This tribute was added by Jean Huff on 19th February 2015

"I met Robert while he lived at Universal Health Care.  Our Sunday School Class went for a visit and I learned that he and my husband, Bobby were hunting pals from a few years ago.  We became friends and I continued to visit with him. During our visits we always enjoyed talking about Jesus and ending our visit with prayer.  We will see you in Heaven one day Robert."

This tribute was added by Connie O'Briant on 19th February 2015

"God Bless you and your family. You will deeply be missed. I will never forget your laughter and personality and also your kindness. We love you Robert and will miss you deeply. Rest well my friend."

This tribute was added by GLENDA STEPHENSON on 19th February 2015

"Thank you for protecting our Country. May your family remember all the good memories they have with you. I am praying for you all."

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This memorial is administered by:

Lynn Cox


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