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Glenn Alexander Collier, Jr.

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Glenn Alexander Collier, Jr.

Glenn Alexander Collier, Jr. 79, left this world suddenly and unexpectedly on May 6, 2022.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday May 13, at First United Methodist Church in Iowa Park.

Glenn was born on October 30, 1942 in Quanah, Texas to Glenn A. Collier and Iva J. Jackson. He grew up in Medicine Mound, Texas, and spent a good deal of time with his father, who was a game warden on the Waggoner Ranch for many years.

Eventually, the family settled in Electra where Glenn graduated from high school in 1960 and subsequently graduated from Midwestern University. He later got a Master’s Degree in Political Science.

Although he had several jobs throughout his lifetime, he stayed at Certain-Teed for many years before he retired. During his employment there, he met and married Eleanor Jean Anderson. The couple settled in Iowa Park, Texas and were married 38 years before her untimely death. Five years ago, Glenn met Ann, and they spent many hours enjoying each other’s company, trying new restaurants and casinos, traveling, and laughing.

Glenn was a wordsmith who loved crossword puzzles and puns. There wasn’t a situation or topic that he missed making a pun about, and he and his cousins could keep a pun going. He loved talking to people - to anyone and everyone - he met to the point that his daughter dubbed him “Chatty Cathy.” He never lost his love of learning and would research anything he with which he was not familiar. His patient nature might have been misconstrued as procrastination, but he found that many problems resolved themselves if given enough time. He also loved firepower, and even had his gun seller’s license at one time. Glenn did not just enjoy buying and selling, guns, he enjoyed going to the shooting range and was an excellent shot. He was also a collector by nature and liked going to flea markets and garage sales. Since he was a MacGyver- type, he liked to envision turning another man’s trash into trophies.

His faith sustained him many a time, and he was a good disciple for the Lord through his kind and caring words and actions. Often, he stopped to help a person who was struggling and would pray for their healing. He would give anything he had to anyone who needed it. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park for many years and was very active in the church until his health prevented him doing many things he loved. He especially enjoyed the fellowship of the Pairs and Spares Sunday school class.

Glenn loved his family and was proud of their accomplishments in life. He felt each child had unique talents that made them distinctive. His children Pamela, who makes beautiful quilts; Charles, who can figure out how to do most anything; and pragmatic Chance, who was a semi driver and now a burgeoning electrician; gave him 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park, TX. Please make donations to the First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park, or to the charity of your choice.