Glen Boleyn (10-15-18) service 10-22-18

In the early morning hours of Oct. 15, Glen D. Boleyn departed his earthly season into the peace and comfort of God at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis.
Glen was born to the late Brodie Travis and Eunia Dethridge Boleyn on Feb. 23, 1936.
In 1954, he joined the armed forces. During his years of military service he was assigned to a myriad of overseas and continental United States locations; Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Fort Yukon and Indian Mountain Air Force Station, Alaska; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas; Royal Air Force Bases Brize Norton and Upper Heyford, United Kingdom; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; Bien Hoa Air Base, Republic of Vietnam and McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. He was awarded several unit citations, foreign awards and campaign ribbons and medals to include; Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with three Oak Leaf Clusters; National Service Defense Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars.  He was honorably discharged with full military honors in 1976.
Glen was a brave and loyal soldier and airman, as well as a patient and loving father. He married Melba Joyce Hathcock in Kennett, Missouri, in 1961.  To this union was born three children. While his children were students he became an avid fan of high school sports and rarely missed an Adamsville High School football game.  He was a supporter of local school activities, often contributed time as a member of the band boosters; drove the Savannah Band equipment van to events and competitions.  He was also a passionate collegiate sports fan, especially Tennessee Volunteer football.  His hobbies were fishing, hunting, gardening and blue grass music.
Glen truly had a servant’s heart and a sincere love for God, family and others. He never met a stranger, always shared an encouraging word and always had a joke to tell.  He firmly believed hard work was  the only way to success.  His parents passed when he was a young boy, leaving him to be raised by his older brothers and sisters creating a special bond between his sister Rita Mae and her husband Willard Scott.
Glen was deeply loved in life and will be sorely missed.  He is survived his son, Ronald Keith of Alexandria, Virginia; two daughters, Deborah (Reginald) of White Plains, Maryland; Shavonda (Jonathan) of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Reggie, Kirsty, Alexandria and Brianna; and one great-grandchild, Audrey. He had an extraordinary connection with Mrs. Birdie Black, a very special companion and her family; Cora Mae Daniel, Robyn, Ryan, Will, Max, James and Myles. He leaves to cherish his memories, his sisters, Rita and Marie, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; his siblings; Curtis, Clyde, Pauline, J.M., Floyd, Virginia and Dorothy.
Services were held on Monday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Randy Carroll officiating. Burial followed with full military honors at Bethlehem Cemetery near Adamsville.