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Paul William Glenn

Mr. Paul William Glenn, age 80, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024, in Mena, Arkansas. He was born August 20, 1943, in Silo, Oklahoma, to the late Luther and Sarah Louise (Dowdle) Glenn.

Mr. Paul Glenn was a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, earning himself a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Behavior Studies. Paul worked as a counselor in court related and community services. He was united in marriage to Ethel Louise Glenn. He and Ethel liked traveling and sightseeing together. They worked three seasons at Yellowstone National Park, traveled to all fifty states, ten of Canadas provinces, and six other countries, before finally settling down in their beloved Mena.

He served seven years in the US Army and Army Reserves. Mr. Glenn was honorably discharged from the US Army as a Specialist E-5 and Army Reserves as Staff Sargent. Paul was a member of many organizations and groups, including, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, the local Honor Guard, until he was unable, the local Master Gardeners Club, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mena.

Paul had many interests and was well versed in all of them. He was incredibly talented with wood working,  aiding in the building of new homes , and last, but certainly not least he was a wonderful cook.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ethel Louise Glenn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Luther Glenn and Louise Glenn, brothers, James Glenn, Fred Glenn, and Robert Glenn.

Services for Mr. Paul Glenn will be held, Friday, January 26, 2024, at 10:30 a.m., at the Beasley-Wood Chapel, in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Vernon Payne will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Interment will take place at the Fort Smith National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be general.

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