|Birth: ||May 24, 1931|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 2010|
STILLWATER, Okla. — George Timothy McGlynn, 79, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully at his home in Stillwater, Okla. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. George is survived by his wife of 13 years, Nancy, along with sons William of Stillwater and Thomas and wife Dena of Harrison, Ark.; step-sons Dennis and wife Amy; Jeffrey and wife Leslie all of Little Rock, Ark.; and nine grandchildren. George is also survived by brother Robert and dear wife Kathleen of Ocala, Fla. and sister Carolyn and husband Jeff of Coventry, R.I. and loving brother-in-law David Parker of Stillwater, Okla.. George was preceded in death by his mother and father, Anna (Dubis) and George, Sr., and first wife Lucille Hacker McGlynn.
George was born May 24, 1931 in West Warwick, R.I., and graduated from Coventry High School. He served in the U.S. Navy with distinction for 22 years, rising to the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, seeing action in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. George was awarded the Bronze Star for his second tour in Vietnam, named Sailor of the Year in 1956 and was privileged to be an instructor at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Among his berths, George served proudly on the aircraft carriers U.S.S. Midway, U.S.S. Kitty Hawk as well as the missile-launching platform U.S.S. Norton Sound in charge of fire control.
An insatiable reader of both fiction and non-fiction, he loved classic movies and music of the big band era. Saturday night was a "double-header" for George. Lawrence Welk followed by a British comedy was something not to be missed! George loved sports and was a faithful Red Sox fan his entire life.
George served his country and his community faithfully. Nothing made him prouder than his legacy of service - his sense of duty was a value that he lived by. George's easy, generous smile could light up a room and his scowl could intimidate one. He touched many lives with his kindness and friendly charm, and those who were privileged to know him will never forget him. He is sadly missed by his faithful companion, Gozo, who could often be found in his master's lap.
A brief memorial will be held at the conclusion of the Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 10:30 a.m. service at Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater.
In accordance with his longstanding wishes, MCPO George McGlynn will be buried at sea with full military honors, courtesy of the U.S. Navy on a date yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Life Center, 411 W. Mathews, Stillwater, OK 74075 and/or Judith Karmin Hospice, 915 S. Main St., Stillwater, OK 74076.
See ‘ya, Chief....Compo, Cleggy and Truly of the Yard
Specifically: Burial at Sea
Created by: Pammy In Oklahoma
Record added: Oct 31, 2010
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