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Glenn E. Lee

Glenn E. Lee, 91, Philadelphia, Mo., formerly of rural Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 1:02 p.m., Nov. 10, 2020, at Monroe City Manor Nursing Home in Monroe City, Mo

Glenn was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Quincy, Ill., to William Ellsworth Lee and Nellie Wible Lee. He was married to Grace Lenora Butler on Dec. 2, 1950, in Hannibal.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2002.

Glenn E. Lee

Survivors include five children, Glenna D. Long (Nick), New London, Mo.; Lawrence “Sonny” Lee (Kathy), Philadelphia, Mo.; Linda M. Cook, Nixa, Mo.; Brenda Thomas (Chris), New London; and Kerry Lee (Angie), Monroe City.

He is also survived by eightgrandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Glenn was also preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren, Laura Anne Lee, Dustin Lee Cook and Stephanie Kay Thomas; two sisters, Nina Hadfield and Lillian Pipe; one sister-in-law, Gladys Luella Mook; and one son-in-law, Bill Cook.

Glenn was a United States Marine Corp veteran. He served his country proudly in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.

Professionally Glenn worked as a grain dryer technician, retiring from Quincy Soybean.  He previously worked for Sears, Roebuck & Co. and also for Uregas, Inc.

Glenn was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting for turkey, deer, squirrel, goose and raccoons and fishing anywhere, especially at South River and Bennett Springs.  

Watching the St. Louis Cardinal baseball and old westerns on TV were two of Glenn’s favorites.

Glenn was also devoted to his longtime companion, his black labrador, Chico. Chico and Glenn had a special bond, as he taught Chico to pray before meals and to fetch his cane and other items for him!

A proud grandpa, Glenn loved to watch his grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities and sporting events.  A talented woodworker, he made anything from fishing nets to picture frames to homemade knives.  

As former members of the Good Sam’s Club, Glenn and Lenora enjoyed camping together.  Glenn also took pleasure in watching local country western music shows and always attended the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.  

Most of all, Glenn cherished the moments he shared with his family and his grandchildren.

He was a member of  Providence Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m, Monday, Nov. 16, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.  Rev. Chris Combs will officiate. Burial with full military honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Withers Mills, Mo.

Pallbearers will be Andy Lee, Josh Lee, Tony Williams, Reggie Madison, Joey Madison and Diedrik Kuijper.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Jones, Blake Beaston, Bob Wright, Billy Powell and Darren Armour.

Friends and family are invited to Glenn’s life celebration at a visitation that will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, Nov 16, at the funeral home.

The family respectfully requests you help everyone to stay safe and please wear a mask if you plan on attending the visitation or funeral service.

Memorials may be made to Providence Cemetery Association.