Glen William Crumbliss, 95, formerly of Neosho, MO, passed away July 16, 2019 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. Glen was born July 30, 1923 in Neosho to Roy Nelson and Myrtle Mae (McFadden) Crumbliss. He graduated from Neosho High School in 1941. Glen lived his entire life in Neosho except for time spent in the Army Air Corps, where he honorably served his country during WWII as a B17 pilot flying missions over Germany and France. After completing military service, Glen and his father founded Crumbliss Wood Products in 1946. Later they were joined by his brother, Cleo. The family business continued until 1989. Glen was also a Dixon Zyter lawn mower dealer for many years, continuing to provide repair and maintenance services into his late eighties. Glen joined the Neosho Lions Club in 1952 and, after 65 years of service, was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow, an award named after the organization’s founder. He was also a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ. He married Donna Logan in 1944 in Dyersburg, TN. The couple had two daughters. In 1966, he married Marjorie (Huffman) Patton and remained married until her death in 2004. Glen raised her young son and teenage daughter as his own. Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; his parents, Roy and Mae Crumbliss; his sisters, Hazel Spencer and Lorene McBride; and brother, Cleo Crumbliss. Survivors include daughters, Cheryl Jones (Steven Scott) of Louisville, KY and Sheila Jackson (John) of Monett, MO; step daughter, Linda Robinson (David) of Broken Arrow, OK; step son, Doyle Patton (Xiaoping) of Grayson, KY; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Joyce Crumbliss of Joplin, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services, with full military honors, will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, July 30 at Belfast Cemetery, Neosho; Evangelist Danny Boggs will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Neosho Lions Club, the Missouri Veterans Home - Mt. Vernon, or the Hillcrest Church of Christ c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.