He was born on July 29, 1942 in Elk Creek, the son of Frank James and Dorothy Marie (Goodman) Glenn.
Dean was raised in the Elk Creek/Tyrone area. He was a very hard worker and took pride in providing for his family. He worked at the steel plant in Mansfield for many years until taking early retirement in 2001, but he remained very active. He was always on the go, whether he was helping a neighbor or family. He enjoyed the outdoors; gardening, hunting and especially fishing, moving to Udall in 2008 to be closer to his favorite pastime.
Dean was united in marriage to Elaine Aldridge on June 14, 1979. He was a wonderful husband and father. He was very selfless in caring and providing for all of them. He would always go that extra mile to do what was needed. His nickname was “Mean Dean” to the younger members of the family because he was always picking on them.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Eugene Glenn.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine of the home; daughters, Charlene Polk and husband Andy of Alma, Arkansas, Debbie Glenn and Tony Mayberry of Elk Creek, and Billie Lynn Aldridge of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; grandchildren, Ashley Garris and husband Billy of Alma, Arkansas, Becky Glenn of Elk Creek, Dustin Norton of Hawaii, and Kaleb, Makala and Addy of Mtn. Grove, Shawna Roberts and family, Jack Knox and family, Leslie Vance and family, and Kasey Knox and family; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Paisley of Alma, Arkansas, and Kira, Alera and Izobel of Elk Creek; his sisters, Linda Carnal and husband Chuck of Cabool, Missouri, Carolyn Smith and husband Dennis of Springfield, Missouri, and Karen Roberts of Cabool; and a brother, Fred Glenn of Udall.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the funeral chapel with Junior Hutsell officiating. Pallbearers were Tommy Dodd, Gary Routh, Greg Greetham, Darin Carnal, David Smith, Billy Garris and Don Sator. Interment was at Steely Chapel Cemetery in Elk Creek, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.