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William Anderson Glenn, M.D.

September 25, 1922 — March 29, 2024

William Anderson Glenn, M.D.

Dr. William A. Glenn, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Good Friday, March 29, 2024, surrounded by family. He was born in Tyler, Texas in 1922, one of six children, and grew up on a farm during the Depression. He faced his death as he lived his life: with courage, curiosity and joyful anticipation.

During WWII, he served as a United States Marine in the Pacific Theater. He married the love of his life in 1945, his wife of 73 years, Mary Margaret Hitchcock Glenn. At the end of the war, he enrolled at the University of Texas with the goal of becoming a medical doctor. His high academic achievement earned him the nickname Glenn-stein, and earned him a slot at UT Medical School in Galveston. He completed his internship in the Navy, where he then served as the medical officer aboard ship during the Korean Conflict. He returned once again to UT Galveston to study the newly formed specialty of Anesthesiology. He was an innovator and inventor, designing solutions for any problems he might encounter, not just in medicine but in all facets of his life.

Bill had many passions in life, one of which was golf in all its aspects. He enjoyed making golf clubs himself and loved instructing his grandchildren in the finer points of the game. Though they often tried, none of his grandsons ever succeeded in beating him on the golf course. His wife, Margaret, was his favorite competitor. When Bill retired from his medical practice, Margaret retired from the kitchen which inspired him to take up a new hobby, cooking. Margaret commented that he was like a French housewife - after his round of golf, he went almost daily to shop for what he needed for that day’s evening meal. He was extremely proud of the many compliments he received for his culinary skills. When many of his favorite activities fell away because of age, and then the pandemic, Bill revived a talent for painting. Each work he produced was carefully and lovingly designed for individual family members and friends with their unique interests in mind. He also had great hair.

A proud super-ager at 101 ½ years, Bill shared his advice for longevity: don’t neglect your faith, exercise regularly, learn things all your life, study and read books, all things in moderation, and “to thine own self be true.”

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, John and Laura Leigh Glenn; his four brothers, John Wesley Glenn, Jr., James Walker Glenn, Leigh Wilson Glenn and Frank Seay Glenn; two sisters, Laura Louise Arnold and Mary Elizabeth Walters; son-in-law, Harold Crump and by his wife, Margaret Glenn with whom he created a large, close-knit family. He was deeply devoted to his four children, Leigh Crump, Beth Glenn Price (Ken), Clare Coburn (Jeff), and Jay Glenn (Mary Lynn); nine grandchildren, Drew Gilmer, Paige Castaneda (Sal), Barrett Ingram (Macie), Walker Coburn (Amy), Leigh Flood (Kevin), Mary Pettiette (Pete), Clare Glenn, Logan Glenn, and Katie Glenn; and 15 great-grandchildren, Salvador Castaneda, Abi Castaneda, Ava Ingram, Emma Ingram, Daylin Ingram, John Luke Ingram, William Coburn, Thomas Coburn, Amelia Coburn, Lily Clare Flood, Andie Flood, Christian Flood, Howell Pettiette, Theo Pettiette and Liam Glenn.

The family wishes to thank all of Dr. Glenn’s gracious and compassionate caregivers from Hand in Hand Hospice, Montclair Park and Home Health Professional Assistants.

The funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 522 East Flournoy Lucas Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana beginning with a visitation and Rosary service at 10:00 a.m., and a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Monsignor Rothell Price officiating. A brief inurnment service will be held at 1:45 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Ave.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to Catholic Relief Services, 228 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 522 East Flournoy Lucas Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana 71115 or the Shreveport Green/Querbes Park, P.O. Box 4987, Shreveport, LA 71134. Kindness to everyone was one of Bill’s hallmark qualities, which anyone lucky enough to cross his path can confirm. Honor him by being kind. 
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Past Services

Visitation/Rosary

Friday, April 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

522 E Flournoy Lucas Rd, Shreveport, LA 71115

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Mass

Friday, April 12, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

522 E Flournoy Lucas Rd, Shreveport, LA 71115

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Inurnment

Friday, April 12, 2024

1:45 - 2:15 pm (Central time)

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