A devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather, Glen Wayne Bethany, 76, departed his earthly home into Eternal Life with God his Father on July 21, 2017. Born on March 25, 1941, in Prague, Oklahoma, Glen was the son of Charles Harmon Bethany and Melba Blanche Bray Bethany. Viewing will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. at Brashears Funeral Home, 509 Gaskill St, Huntsville, AR, 72740. Graveside Service will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 11 a.m. at Fayetteville National Cemetery, 700 S Government Ave., Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701. Interment will include full Military Honors.
Glen chose to serve our country in the Army from January 1960 until he was honorably discharged in December of 1964. He was a Vietnam era Veteran and served most of his time in Germany. While in the military, Glen received his GED and completed aircraft maintenance courses. He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal.
Glen completed Auto Service Technical Course in 1974 and 1975. He served on the school board in Velma, Oklahoma, for 5 years and on the rural water board in Velma, Oklahoma, as well.
On May 14, 1967, Glen married the love of his life, Linda Jane Corn. Earlier this year they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Together, they have been very involved in "Love in Action," a ministry of the Huntsville Church of Christ. Glen and Linda would sew items for the elderly and Alzheimer's patients in nursing homes. Other pastimes Glen enjoyed were reading, playing "hide & seek" games on the computer and tinkering or shopping for tools, of which he had plenty.
Eventually being in business for himself, Glen worked in the aviation industry as an aircraft mechanic and electrician and in the oil fields as a field mechanic. He was a carpenter, a cement foreman and finisher - his skill set was vast. After years of working for numerous other businesses, he later settled into "Glen Bethany Pump and Valve Repair."
A man whose relationship with God was most important, Glen was a member of the Huntsville Church of Christ in Huntsville, Arkansas. Directly reflecting his walk with God, Glen loved and supported his wife, children and grandchildren. His grandchildren were his delight; he was very doting and attentive to them.
Those surviving to cherish Glen's memory are his wife, Linda; two sons, Robert Glen Bethany and wife, Dianna of Catoosa, Oklahoma, and Brett Erin Bethany and wife, Carla of Huntsville, Arkansas; granddaughter, Alexis Bethany; grandson, Ashton Bethany; brother and sister-in-law, Darrel Bethany and Jery of Roswell, New Mexico; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Glen also leaves behind his faithful companion and lap dog, Gracie, a loyal miniature dachshund.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents; Charles Harmon Bethany and Melba Blanche Bray Bethany; paternal grandparents, George Washington Bethany and Gertie Mae Davis Bethany, and maternal grandparents, Charlie Allen Bray and Minnie Bertha Fourt Bray.
As an expression of sympathy, the family suggests contributions in Glen's name, be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E Longview, Fayetteville, AR 72703, the American Diabetes Association or Children's Homes, Inc., Paragould, AR, childrenshomes.org.
A tribute of Glen's life may be found at www.brashearsfuneralhome.net and andersonbethany.com where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
Services are under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville, AR.
Published on July 24, 2017