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 Glenn Joe Riley

Glenn Joe Riley

Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Sep 2014 (aged 73)
Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA
Burial Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 136495641 · View Source
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Glenn Joe Riley of Garden City, Texas, died at home September 27, 2014, after a short illness.

Glenn Joe was born in Big Spring in 1940 but grew up in Garden City.

After high school, Glenn Joe attended Howard County Junior College and then on to Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Glenn Joe then moved to the Fort Worth area where he worked for Bell Helicopter as an electrical engineer.

After retiring from Bell, he moved to Mesa, Arizona, where began a new career as a tennis pro.

Glenn Joe was always busy, having many different projects going on at once. He had definite ideas and often set ways of doing things, but the results were first rate and original. Whatever he set his mind to, he became a master at it, most recently flying RC helicopters and the fabrication of custom wood furnishings. He had an independent drive and determination forged by West Texas.

Glenn Joe returned to Garden City two years ago to begin renovations on his family homeplace to restore it to its former glory. He succeeded. Glenn Joe is now resting peacefully from his work.

He leaves behind his beloved companion, Mary, and his fantastic two sons, Glenn Joe Riley, Jr. and daughter-in-law. Wendy, and Terry Lee Riley and daughter-in-law. Daneen, along with four grandchildren, Margaret Rose, Bennett Christopher, Matthew Dylan, and Palmer Christian.

Glenn Joe was an amazing man of many talents and interests with a profound love for his family. He was a magnificent father and friend who will be sorely missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shannon Medical Center Oncology Angel Fund in San Angelo at

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  • Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
  • Added: 27 Sep 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 136495641
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Glenn Joe Riley (26 Nov 1940–27 Sep 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 136495641, citing Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Alan Deel (contributor 46590424) .