Dr. Paul B. Glynn, Jr. (fondly known as “Doc”) age 79, of Sparta, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. He was born February 18, 1943, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Noi Mae (Lindberg) Pierce and Paul B. Glynn, Sr. On June 13, 1964, Paul was united in marriage to Lillie Belle (Ketch) Glynn who passed away on December 8, 1991. On August 19, 1993, Paul married Karen M. Johanson. They were married until her passing on April 4, 2016.
Paul’s greatest joy and accomplishment in life was helping others. He worked as a family practice and emergency room physician touching many people’s lives. He was a kind soul and loved all living things, even helping heal a variety of animals throughout his life. Paul was a life-long learner. He enjoyed good food, fine wine, a cold beer, and family. He also enjoyed research, archaeology, science, computer games, and a good book. Paul proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and received an honorable discharge.
Paul is survived by Heather Barnes and husband, Scott; Annie Chambers and husband, Bryan; Sean Glynn and wife, Laura; Kate Kakolewski and husband, Steve Thies; Richard Schuldt and wife, Amy; Eric Schuldt; sister-in-law Gail Glynn; daughter-in-law Mary Glynn; 17 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, brother Robert Glynn, and his son Brian Glynn.
Graveside funeral services will be 2:30 P.M. Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. No visitation is planned, friends may pay their respects to Doc, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.