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Richard Leon Glenn July 30, 2021

Richard Leon Glenn, age 54, of Ozark, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Richard was born December 27, 1966 in Marshfield, Missouri to Kenneth Glenn and Patsy (Napier) Glenn.  He attended Ozark High School.  A few years later, Rich signed a one year contract for Martin Trucking in Joplin, where they sent him to Commercial Driving School in St. Joseph, Missouri. There he gained his love of driving big trucks. His last trucking adventure found him employed by Fleishmann’s Vinegar in Nixa, Missouri.  Rich loved trucking and made many trucking friends over the years.  His passion for trucking was displayed in his work ethic.

Rich worked multiple jobs over the course of his life, including that of a bus driver for Ozark Schools.  He loved being the driver of Bus 27 and the kids that he transported daily.  He was known to treat the kids on his bus often to donuts and other frequent treats.  His heart for helping others shined through this position, as he was often buying coats for kids that needed them or giving gift cards to families that could use some extra help, just for a few examples.

In February 2018, Rich married Teresa (Heatherly) Glenn.  Together they turned Rich’s house into a home, filled with love, where they often hosted game nights with dear friends. Rich was often heard saying that he had the best friends that money could not buy.  Rich enjoyed smoking/grilling on his smoker grill and tinkering with old trucks.  Within the past three years, Rich had ventured out of his comfort zone and went on some cruises and learned to enjoy some time off traveling to places such as the Grand Canyon, Vegas and as of April 2021, to South Dakota where he and Teresa saw some beautiful sights and enjoyed some much needed time away.

Rich is survived by his wife Teresa of Ozark; his sons Dakota Glenn of Bolivar, Missouri and Clayton (Brenna) Glenn of Humansville, Missouri; his two steps sons Jeremy (Kara) Grant and Taylor (Ashley) Grant of Ozark;  three granddaughters, Mary Ann Glenn,  Eleanor Glenn and Kate Grant; his mother Patsy Glenn of Ozark, his sister Debbie Brown of Ozark, his sister Tammy (Bob) Myers of Seymour, and his brother Joe Glenn of Shawnee, Kansas; along with a niece, two nephews, great nieces and a multitude of other caring relatives.

Rich was preceded in death by his brother Ricky Glenn, his father Kenneth Glenn and brother-in-law Dudley Brown.

Funeral services for Rich will be 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Selmore Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Selmore Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:30 until service time in the church. Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

**In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Least of These Food Pantry or to the Selmore Baptist Church Building Fund.  **

Condolences(16)

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    Linda Kaye Shaw says

    Praying for comfort. peace and strength for Teresa and all family and friends.

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    Karen Lines says

    So sorry for your loss. Rich was the bus driver for my kids and was a considerate and thoughtful man. He will truly be missed. God Bless

    The Lines Family

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    Terrylowther says

    Will miss you buddy

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    Chelsea Story says

    To Rich’s family and friends, especially my friend Teresa:

    Y’all are in my prayers. I know many of us prayed and prayed for Rich’s healing on Earth from Covid 19. It’s a mystery why he was taken from his beautiful wife and friends so soon, but we do know that he is with Jesus now and is healed fully and completely. Teresa, I pray that you feel the comfort and peace that only God can provide in times of mourning the absence of a loved one. May He always remind you, Teresa, of the wonderful memories you share with Rich and never let you forget how blessed you are and will continue to be for trusting in Him when it feels confusing or impossible. Love you, my friend.

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    Jan Shaffer says

    Dennis and I are sooo sorry for your loss, we will continue to hold you and your family in prayer 🙏
    Jan & Dennis Shaffer

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    Dawn Bates says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you during this unbelievably tough time.

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    Brian S. Newton says

    I’m very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Glenn. My thoughts are with his widow, Teresa, and the entire Glenn family.

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    Roger and Pearlena Hamlet says

    Teresa we are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord heal all your sorrows.

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    Pastor Ricky and Judy Williams says

    Our hearts break for this family. Teresa we love you and wish that we could be there. Know that you and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. 😢💕🙏

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    Anthony & Shelley Hampton says

    We are so sorry for your loss Teresa. Asking God for His complete peace and favor in the days ahead.

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    Diana and Alberto casiano says

    Words fail to express my deep sorrow for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family

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    Anthony& Shelley Hampton says

    So sorry for your loss Teresa. Asking God to cover you with His peace and love in the days ahead.

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    Brenda Hyslop says

    Teresa we are so very heartbroken to hear of you and your family’s loss of Rich. I know you are probably thinking it’s not fair, you didn’t have enough time, but from the sounds of it he was the love of you life and how precious that time was. I did not know him, but I know you…he must have been a special guy. My prayers to you and all the extended family that he touched.

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    Greg Stumpff says

    I am so sorry for your loss and pray God will bring peace and comfort you all. I will always remember his quick witt. God Bless you all!

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    Marsha Carey says

    Teresa, Patsy, Joe and all the family, I cannot imagine the hurt of your hearts. I am thankful that those that know Jesus will see Rich again. Remember there are so many praying for you all right now and thete will be many prayers in the future. May God comfort each of you and give you His peace.

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    Jane E Stewart says

    So sorry for your family loss.