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On Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, Glenn W. Elliott, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away just two days after his 93rd birthday.
Glenn was born on December 4th, 1929, in Tulsa, OK, the only child of F. Glenn and Rosella Elliott. After graduating from Tulsa Central High School, Glenn served in the US Army National Guard for two years, then served another four years in the US Navy. In the Navy he learned electrical engineering with an emphasis on communications. He used that knowledge to earn a good living for his young family, always seeking and finding better jobs in different areas of the country, to provide a better life for that family. With his first wife, Ann, he raised two children, Kristin and Steve, along with his beloved dog, Clancy, who lived to be 18 years old.
Glenn had a passion for nature and for travel. His various jobs in communications reflected those passions, as he traveled for most of his working life. At one point, he was fortunate enough to acquire a job in the Florida Keys, where he helped to build a microwave system connecting the islands in the early 1960s. His favorite times were spent high atop tall towers, dangling from a harness, installing and maintaining microwave dishes, where he enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful turquoise waters of southern Florida.
When Glenn met and married his second wife, Beverly, he’d found the true love of his life. Shortly after they married, they both retired early and began to travel the US, the Bahamas, Mexico, and even Canada, starting out in a tiny camper and, decades later, upgrading to a Class A motor coach. They were true soulmates and spent most of their time side-by-side, as Beverly proved to be the perfect traveling partner.
Glenn was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He was a talented dancer and tennis player, thoroughly enjoying both. He was a lifelong Mason, reaching 32nd degree status, like his father before him, and he loved the United States of America fiercely.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife, Beverly Jane. He is survived by four children, Kristin Elliott Linn (Steve), Steven Glenn Elliott, Don Charles Kandlbinder, and Gary Stephen Kandlbinder (Stacey), four grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Garrett Woods Assisted Living and Dierksen Hospice for the amazing care they gave to Glenn in his final weeks, as well as the kindness and patience extended to his family members.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Glenn’s honor may be sent to:
3954 Central Avenue, Suite H
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.If you would like to leave a message of condolence to the family, you may do so using the "Tribute Wall" tab. www.arkansascremation.com
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