Glenn Robert Wilson

  • Born: November 18, 1947
  • Died: July 27, 2017
  • Location: South Charleston, West Virginia

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4122 MacCorkle Ave. SW
Charleston, WV 25309

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Glenn Robert Wilson, 69, of South Charleston, WV, passed away peacefully on July 27 at home of natural causes.
Glenn enlisted in the United States Army in Cambridge, Ohio, and served as a meat inspector in Nashville and Chicago. He graduated from The Ohio State University and obtained a masters degree from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. Glenn dedicated his life improving the lives of people with vision impairments. He worked as a teacher of blind and partially sighted students for Kanawha County Schools, Putnam County Schools, and West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. Glenn saw himself as a teacher of computer skills and openly shared his talents with anyone who asked. In retirement, Glenn became an avid golfer and played the best round of his life the day before he died. He also enjoyed genealogy, renovation projects, researching everything, mystery novels, photography, and traveling to visit family/ friends.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Glenn Wilson and Martha Rachel Knight Wilson, brother Walter William Wilson, niece Jennifer Cortney Holdren, and brother-in-law Randy Scott Flowers.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Joan Marie Kaul Wilson; his children Marie Rachel Lenhardt, Ian Robert Wilson, and Sean Ryan Wilson; his grandsons Aiden, Connor, Colin, and Micah; his soon to be born granddaughter; his sisters, Jean Marie Ainsco and Adele Rachel Flowers.
The Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate the life of Glenn Robert Wilson will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in South Charleston at 12:00 PM by Fr. Leon Alexander; friends may call one hour before Mass. A viewing will be held Monday, July 31st at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston from 6pm to 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Federation of the Blind of West Virginia, 5111 Staunton Ave. SE, Charleston, WV 25304 or by visiting
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Snodgrass Funeral Home of South Charleston is assisting the family with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.

Posted by Kanawha County Retired School Employees - Charleston, WV   September 04, 2017

So sorry to hear about Glenn. I have wonderful memories of working with Glenn during my first year in the valley. He was a dedicated teacher. My condolences to your whole family on your loss.

Posted by Shelley Kanner - Charleston, WV - Friend   July 31, 2017

The Tucker family is so very sorry to hear this devastating news. Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time, and hoping the joy of the soon-to-be new baby girl will bring smiles through the tears. Remember the wonderful memories, especially your trip to Italy! Many prayers for your family during this time, Jennifer, Allan, Anderson, Cole & August Tucker

Posted by Jennifer Tucker - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   July 31, 2017

Glenn was absolutely one of the kindest, gentlest souls that I have ever met. He definitely had a "givers" heart. He loved teaching visually impaired folks and went way above and beyond the call of duty. He was also very generous and giving with his co-workers. He kept a coffee pot in his classroom and would never take a dime for coffee or supplies. He was sorely missed when he retired and missed even more now. Glenn loved his family and was always quick to talk about each of you. I have you in my prayers and I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Diane Sanders - Fraziers Bottom, WV - Coworker   July 31, 2017

Greg, Tessa and Tristan send their deepest condolences to the Wilson family. We so wish we could be in Charleston during this difficult time, but we are sending our prayers and thoughts from Brazil. We love you!

Posted by Greg, Tessa and Tristan Watson - South Charleston, WV - Family Friend   July 30, 2017

Dear Joan, Ian and Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the death of your husband and father, Glenn. We were so sorry to read that he has passed away. You and Glenn will be in our prayers as you navigate the difficult days ahead.
Joan and Skip Garten

Posted by Joan and Skip Garten - Falling Waters, WV - Friend   July 30, 2017

I worked with Glen when he worked for Kanawha County Schools. I remembered Glen as a good friend who had a good sense of humor. I always enjoyed talking with him. He had a sincere desire to help kids. God bless him and his family, especially his wife Joan, who I also worked with.

Posted by Charles Szasz - Evans, CO - Coworker   July 30, 2017

So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. We work together at the division of Rehabilitation Services, he was such a kind soft-spoken man who is very talented in his craft.

Posted by Cindy Tucker - Lewisburg, WV - Coworker   July 30, 2017

Glen was my son David Van Meter teacher. David was only 3 years old when Glen would come over to my house to help teach David with small items and speech. Glen was a very kind, patient and calm with David. Glen knew about ADHD and he helped me on ways to help David. Glen was a wonderful friend and teacher when I really need one. Thank you Glen.

Posted by Toni Van Meter - So. Chas., WV - Teacher   July 29, 2017

Glenn was amazing neighbor . He treated our children, like his own grandchildren We were truly heartbroken by the news . We send peace and love from all 5 of us ❤❤The Del Giudice family .

Posted by Brandon & Crystal Del Giudice - Golden, CO - neighbor   July 29, 2017

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, Joan. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Kat Johnson - Elkview, WV - Friend   July 29, 2017

He was one of a kind. He was so kind and helpful not only to me, but to so many others. He had a gift and he shared it. I also remember telling him at work, I wish I had your level of patience. I truly valued his friendship.

Posted by John Kolwick - Dunbar, WV - friend   July 29, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. May your lifetime of memories together bring you peace.

Posted by Jennifer Dickey and family - Family Friend   July 29, 2017

I have no doubt that if it weren't for Glenn & Joan I would not have ever been able to get or keep a job. As well as live as independently as i do. Any mistakes I have made were all my own doing.
Glenn was pivotal in my becoming aware of what technology can do to assist me. Skills I learned from him I use every day.
I think of you both often.

Posted by Susan Ward - Friend   July 29, 2017

You have my deepest sympathy for your lost.
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   July 29, 2017


May the sorrows of your loss be softened by many happy memories of family and friends. My sincere condolences for the Wilson family

Posted by Kevin Bellamy    July 29, 2017

The heavens have another beautiful soul and our world is just a little less bright without Glenn Wilson in it. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family over these difficult days.

Rest in divine peace Glenn.

With warm thoughts and sympathy

Sheri & John Koch.

Posted by Sheri Koch - Charleston - Friend   July 29, 2017