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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Glenn Wilson

Glenn D. Wilson

Sunday, November 30th, 1930 - Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Glenn D. Wilson, age 88, Joplin, MO., passed away on Sunday August 25, 2019, at a local nursing home, following a long illness.

Glenn was born on November 30, 1930 in Webb City, Mo., to the late Cecil and Grace (Gibson) Wilson. He graduated from Carl Junction High School in 1948. He served his country in the United States Army and the Army Reserves from 1951 to 1981. He retired as a Full Colonel. He married Dorothy Jeans on June 11, 1954. Together they made their home on a ranch near Joplin, MO.

Glenn worked as the Personnel Director for Teledyne for twenty-six years, he also owned Glenn Wilson Trucking and leased trucks to Tri-State Motor Transit, Joplin and Arrow Trucking, Tulsa for twenty- five years. Glenn was very active in his Community. He was a longtime active member of the Duenweg Baptist Church where he was a Deacon. He served on the Missouri Southern State University Board of Regents. Glenn was one of the original members of the Missouri Southern Foundation Board, serving as Treasurer. In 2019 he was awarded the Lionhearted Award. He served as Newton County Presiding Commissioner from 1997 to 2000. He was also a member of the Reserve Officer Association. He enjoyed being a rancher.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Wilson, on May 3, 2009; three brothers, Cecil Wilson, Jr., Art Wilson, and Dannie Wilson.

Glenn is survived by two brothers, Dean Wilson and wife Pat, Carl Junction, MO, and Carl Wilson and wife Shirley, Carl Junction, MO; one sister Linda DeVeto, Peculiar, MO; a special friend, Arlene Dietrichson, Joplin, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist of Duenweg. Dr. Gary Balfour, David Shumaker and Reverend C.G. Gillmore will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Dean Wilson, Jr., David Wilson, Don Wilson, Carl Wilson, Jr., Derrick DeVeto, Ryan Conley, and Austin Conley.

The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Memorial contributions may be given to the MSSU Foundation Glenn Wilson Scholarship Fund, in care of the mortuary.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 10:00am
    First Baptist Chuirch, Duenweg, MO.
    117 Webb St.
    Duenweg, MO 64841
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    C. G. Gilmore
    David Shumaker
    Gary Balfour
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 |
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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Posted at 03:24pm
Im so sorry i didnt hear bout glen passing til tday...i felt priviledged to be his caregiver for a time...he was such a great person ..he was one of those people u thought would live forever. I considered him a dear friend and will miss him . sincerely Lori jessup

Julio S Leon

Posted at 09:53pm
I am very saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Glenn Wilson. When I became president of Missouri Southern State University, Glenn was on the Board of Regents, and through my 25 years as president, he would serve two other terms on the Board. A university president could not have had a more supportive board member than Glenn. I regret that I will not be able to attend Glenn's services. I will always remember his support, his advise, and his willingness to be a Lion, whether on the Board of the University, the foundation or the Lionbackers. When I would attend Southern's basketball games, I would go to the stands, right behind the announcers table, to say Hi to Glenn. He would always be there cheering the Lions. Missouri Southern and I owe Glenn Wilson a debt of gratitude for his unconditional love for Missouri Southern. I will miss him.
Julio S Leon

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