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Robert M. Glenn

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Date published: 12/26/2013

Robert M. Glenn

Robert "Bob" Glenn died on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at his home in Ocala, Fla., with family by his side.

Bob was a former resident of both Woodbridge and Lake of the Woods in Orange County. He was born Sept. 3, 1931, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland to Helen and Russell Glenn. He attended Dundalk High School in Dundalk, Md., where he met Sylvia "Joy" McCullough. Bob and Joy were married on Dec. 21, 1952.

Bob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, advancing to the rank of master gunnery sergeant before retiring in 1972. During his enlistment, he transitioned from infantrymen to auditor and was stationed at Camp Le- Jeune, N.C., Newport, R.I., and Quantico; along with two tours to Japan. He also saw war action in the Korean conflict. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Bob began a civilian auditing career for the Army at Fort Belvoir, retiring in 1987.

Bob and Joy moved to Lake of the Woods in 1993 when Joy retired from Fort Belvoir.

Bob was a passionate fisherman in his younger years and competed regularly in various bass fishing tournaments. In his retirement years at Lake of the Woods, he thoroughly enjoyed playing golf, taking care of Joy in her final years, grooming his yard, planting flowers and coin collecting.

Bob was preceded in death by Joy on April 17, 2006. He adopted a Maltese named Peaches, to care for after Joy's passing.

Bob and Peaches moved to Ocala in 2011 to live with his son and enjoy the balmy Florida weather and year-round blooms.

To his friends and family, he will always be known for his green thumb, avid coin collecting, history knowledge and love of the History Channel.

He is survived by his two children, Robert "Bobby" R. Glenn of Ocala and Sharon L. Stannard of Unionville; two granddaughters, Jennifer Lineberry and her spouse, Lyn, of Purcellville and Susan Broad and her spouse, Adam, of King George County; three great-grandsons, Andrew and Alex Masters of Purcell-ville and Ethan Broad of King George; and his sister, Bette Graham and her spouse, Harvey, of Woodbridge.

A visitation will be held from 11 to 12:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove. A private burial will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at johnsoncares .com.