ATHENS - James Campbell Glenn, 85, died Sunday, December 2, 2012.
As a lifelong Athenian, he was the son of the late Paul Latimer and Grace Campbell Glenn. Mr. Glenn was a 1944 graduate of Athens High School and 1951 graduate of the University Of Georgia, receiving his BS in Agricultural Engineering, and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and the Georgia Men's Glee Club.
While completing his college education he took over his father's business that was started in 1936. His surviving brother joined him in business and was incorporated as Glenn Company of Athens in 1962 and after this he took on other business interests. He served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was part of the Occupational Forces in Tokyo, and where he played trombone in General MacArthur's Headquarters Band. Music was his favorite pastime and enjoyed music such as Big Dance Bands, Jazz, the Church Choir and Barbershop Quartets. He had a love for dancing. He was a past member of Central Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and was currently a member of the Chapelwood United Methodist Church, former member of the Athens Jaycees, City of Athens Board of Education, and the Athens Country Club.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, June Watts Glenn; daughters, Kimberly Grace Glenn, and Beth Glenn (D. Matt) Mullen; grandchildren, Lucille Campbell Mullen and Simon Watts Mullen; and a brother, Thomas Latimer (Evelyn) Glenn
A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapelwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Moeller officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Burial will be held at Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church, Ila.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 100 Janice Dr., Athens, GA 30606.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West, Bogart, is in charge of arrangements.