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“Dear Diane and Dennis, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 68 | Posted by: Sylvia McLendon Moss - TX

“Glenn was one of the fine lawmen left in East Texas. He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. I remember him as a teen all the way...Read More »
2 of 68 | Posted by: Anita Griffis-Smith - Dallas, TX

“Dear Dennis and family, I aam sorry that I was not able to visit with you or attend Glenn"s funeral.....had the flu!!! I became acquainted with...Read More »
3 of 68 | Posted by: wayne Dolive - Longview, TX

“MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. FROM: J.M. WAITE, RETIRED DEPUTY SHERIFF, MOBILE,ALABAMA AND FORMER HARRIS CO. TX. DEPUTY...Read More »
4 of 68 | Posted by: J. MICHAEL WAITE - MOBILE, AL

“I am lucky enough to have a personally autographed book of Glenn's Texas Ranger career. From one lawman to another "Well Done". ”
5 of 68 | Posted by: Mike Halasi

“Dennis and Family: Our thoughts are with you in during this difficult time. Glenn was an inspiration to all who knew him. ”
6 of 68 | Posted by: Steve and Gloria Mallory - TX

“May the Lord bless you with Peace in believing. Glenn was a man who honored his Lord through service to others. The Lord will send you His Comfort...Read More »
7 of 68 | Posted by: Richard Pruitt - LONGVIEW TX, TX

“With Sympathy and Prayers May your heart be quieted by the promise of your faith and strengthened by the comfort of those who care ”
8 of 68 | Posted by: Gordon and Barbara Johnson - TX

“May God bless and heal the heavy hearts of you all. Remember the good times and laughter you have shared. Keeping you all in our prayers. ”
9 of 68 | Posted by: Hubert & Norene Gravley - TX

“The Law enforcement community lost a "Ranger's Ranger"; I'm proud to have known him. My thoughts & prayers to the family. Craig Nichols Constable...Read More »
10 of 68 | Posted by: Craig Nichols - Bonham, TX

“It was an honor and a pleasure knowing Glenn. He was at the opening of our new office in 2005 and prayed a beautiful prayer. My wife and I...Read More »
11 of 68 | Posted by: John Perez - Paris, TX

“Our country is dependent on men who live their lives above the field of normal. The list of men from our part of this Country, that lived with the...Read More »
12 of 68 | Posted by: Bob & Laura Scarlett - TX

“I will always cherish the days when Glenn and Catherine "Cat" were with us here at Gregg County. I loved them both. I know you will miss Glenn...Read More »
13 of 68 | Posted by: RITA FYFFE - LONGVIEW, TX

“To Diane, Dennis & the Elliott Family, with deepest regrets & condolences & abiding respect. I was fortunate enough to meet Retired Texas Ranger...Read More »
14 of 68 | Posted by: Beth & Matthew Lanagan - AR

“Dennis and Diane I am so sorry to hear about Glen. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow I have many memories of Glen. He was a good man who...Read More »
15 of 68 | Posted by: Bob Dykes - Odessa, TX

“Sorry for your family loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
16 of 68 | Posted by: Brian Rodgers - Longview, TX

“Our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. Glenn and my Grandfather, Frank Kemp of Paris, TX, served as Texas Rangers...Read More »
17 of 68 | Posted by: Michael & Angie Carney - Norman, OK

“Dear Elliott Family, We Have ALL lost a Special Person in Our Lives...Glenn was one of My Daddy's closest friends, a Former Co B Texas Ranger.....Read More »
18 of 68 | Posted by: Diane Rigler - Gainesville, TX

“Our Sympathy to Dennis, Carla, Keri, Sara ”
19 of 68 | Posted by: Rick & Karla Petty - Benbrook, TX

“I had the priveledge of knowing Glenn,his father and brother D.L. They were a wondeful family, and our thoughts and prayers are with all of the...Read More »
20 of 68 | Posted by: Wesley Dollahite - Longview, TX

“I am a retired texas ranger, I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Glenn during several ranger reunions in Waco, Texas. As I accompany you...Read More »
21 of 68 | Posted by: salvador abreo - elgin, TX

“Dennis and family I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man and his life impacted many, many people. During this time of sorrow,...Read More »
22 of 68 | Posted by: Dale Slvertooth - WHITE OAK, TX

“My prayers are with the family in their time of loss. ”
23 of 68 | Posted by: Shelly Weeks Dyer - Windom, TX

“God be with Glenn's family and many friends. He is no longer with us but will be forever remembered for his service to his city county, state and...Read More »
24 of 68 | Posted by: Dee and R.C. Judy - Longview, TX

“A true friend of the family who will not be soon forgotten. ”
25 of 68 | Posted by: Tony Lawrence - Fort Worth, TX

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. May The Spirit of God comfort you all. ”
26 of 68 | Posted by: David & Pamela Benson - Longview, TX

“Ranger made a positive difference in any life that he touched. This world is a better place because he lived. Heaven is for real, so, your separation...Read More »
27 of 68 | Posted by: Carolyn Smith Pruett - TX

“The Elliott Family: May God's grace bring a measure of comfort to you. Glenn was a special person, who was admired and loved by many. We were...Read More »
28 of 68 | Posted by: David & Pamela Rash - Longview, TX

“Elliot Family Our thoughts and prayers are with the Elliot family. Glenn was an amazing man, it was a pleasure to know him and his family. ”
29 of 68 | Posted by: Jackie & Ilene Rash - Longview, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with Glenn's family. I will always remember him as a good friend and top notch lawman. He will be missed. ”
30 of 68 | Posted by: Kevin Jones - Carthage, TX

“The Carthage Police Department extends it's deepest condolences to the family. Glenn was a true friend and will be sorely missed. ”
31 of 68 | Posted by: Jim Vanover - Carthage, TX

“Deepest Sympathy from the Panola County Criminal DA's Office. ”
32 of 68 | Posted by: Danny Buck Davidson - Carthage, TX

“Dennis & Family, My sympathy is certainly with you all with your Father's passing. Your memories of such a fine man and father will be with you...Read More »
33 of 68 | Posted by: Jim Schneider - Kilgore, TX

“We at the Tyler Resident Agency of the U.S. Secret Service are sad for the family and friends but celebrate a beautiful life of this public servant. ”
34 of 68 | Posted by: Resident Agent Nona H. Burke - TX

“You had a great ride Ranger. I will never forget you help and kindness when I first started wearing a badge. ”
35 of 68 | Posted by: Mike Couch - marshall, TX

“You OLD PLUGGER you will do to ride the river with!!! Rest in peace old friend. ”
36 of 68 | Posted by: Ralph Allen - Queen City, TX

“As a young narcotics agent, I found Glen Elliott to be an impressive man in so many ways. He was well respected throughout the law enforcement...Read More »
37 of 68 | Posted by: Lane Akin - Decatur, TX

“I am very sad for your loss. His Legend will live in our hearts forever.Texas will never be the same. ”
38 of 68 | Posted by: Terri Swift - HEMPHILL, TX

“Glenn Elliott was not only a mentor to a young police officer but a confidant and friend. My Police Chief when I started a long time ago told me ...Read More »
39 of 68 | Posted by: William H. Brown - Henderson, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this trying time. We all thought so much of Glenn. With love, Dot Maxwell Mike & Lynda...Read More »
40 of 68 | Posted by: The Maxwell Family - Longview, TX, TX

“I'm so very sorry for the Family of Mr Glenn, He was such a kind man to our family. He will forever be in our hearts.. He was our #1 supporter in the...Read More »
41 of 68 | Posted by: Jeanette Wilkerson Hart - TX

“Dennis and Diane and families, I know it's hard to let 'em go. You have my sympathy of course, but I'm really happy for the Ranger's Ranger because I...Read More »
42 of 68 | Posted by: Bob Satterwhite - Austin, TX

“Dennis and Carla Family, Though Glen had many accomplishments of which to be proud, he left no doubt that he was most proud of his family. You were...Read More »
43 of 68 | Posted by: Randy and Pam Earley - Kilgore, TX

“Dear Diane and Dennis We share your sorrow and hurt. All of the Elliots have always been like family to us and we are so sorry that we cannot be...Read More »
44 of 68 | Posted by: Lanny and Diane Bullard - Bryan, TX

“Dear Diane and Dennis We share your sorrow and hurt. All of the Elliots have always been like family to us and we are so sorry that we cannot be...Read More »
45 of 68 | Posted by: Lanny and Diane Bullard - Bryan, TX

“Our Love and Prayers are with you! Glenn was a Very Special Man, and a Very Good Friend. Lee and Edith Kidd ”
46 of 68 | Posted by: Lee & Edith Kidd - Denver City, TX

“Diane one of the things your Dad did that a lot of people don.t know about. He would go to Whispering Pines Nursing Home early in the morning, make...Read More »
47 of 68 | Posted by: Charlie Butler - Longview, TX

“We are sorry for your loss. Ranger Elliott will never be forgotten for his service to law enforcement and community. He was someone you do not...Read More »
48 of 68 | Posted by: Mike Downs - Longview, TX

“Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. I know you will miss Daddy Glenn terribly but he will continue to live on through his...Read More »
49 of 68 | Posted by: Mark and Renee' Wyche - Longview, TX

“My heart goes out to the Elliott Family. My Daddy,Don Hamilton from Arp,Texas is good friends with Dennis, he talks about you and your father very...Read More »
50 of 68 | Posted by: Donnie Hamilton - Longview, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this heart- breaking time. ”
51 of 68 | Posted by: Patricia Vick - Longview, TX

“Rest in Peace Ranger. It has been an honor to call you my friend. We were two lucky indiviuals that came out of Fannin County to be able to serve...Read More »
52 of 68 | Posted by: Ricky Nichols (Retired) - Denison, TX

“Diane, Ron & Family---Mike and I express our sincere condolences to you and pray that you will find comfort in knowing he is at peace. With love, ”
53 of 68 | Posted by: CAROL & MIKE DANFORTH - PLANO, TX

“As a kid working summers for my grandfather, I always looked forward to Glenn stopping by. He would bring some of his pistols and we would set up...Read More »
54 of 68 | Posted by: Mann Fuller - Longview, TX

“The few times I spent in the presence of Texas Ranger Glenn Elliott, I knew I was with an honorable man. It was my pleasure to know you, Ranger...Read More »
55 of 68 | Posted by: H. Phillip Knight - Plano, TX

“It was a pleasure to know Glenn. ”
56 of 68 | Posted by: N.W. 'Dub' Clark - Austin, TX

“What a great man to be around. Will miss all of the strories. (No one could tell them better)Now you can look down and see all of the lives you have...Read More »
57 of 68 | Posted by: Mark Pugliese

“Glenn was a Ranger's Ranger. You always wore the badge proudly and set an example for the rest of us to follow. Adios my friend! ”
58 of 68 | Posted by: Texas Ranger Captain Barry Caver (retired) - TX

“Glenn was a friend and co-worker. Thinking of our time together brings a smile to my face. Heaven will be a safer place now. His example made me a...Read More »
59 of 68 | Posted by: Joe N. Money - Longview, TX

“Glenn was one of daddy's, (Dub Clark), true friends. Sorry for your loss. May our Lord and Savior comfort you in the times ahead. Jimmy and Susie...Read More »
60 of 68 | Posted by: Jimmy Clark - Milam, TX

“I worked at the Gregg County Sheriff's Office C.I.D. as secretary for 19 years and retired 5 years ago. I will miss seeing Glenn's smiling face and...Read More »
61 of 68 | Posted by: Judy Futch - Gladewater, TX

“Thank you Ranger Elliott for your service to all. We have lost a legend. Prayers to your family. Richard and Sherry Molpus ”
62 of 68 | Posted by: Sherry Moore-Molpus and Richard Molpus - AR

“Glenn, you set the bar for excellence in law enforcement, and character in a man and mentor. You were a friend to those who knew you and to those...Read More »
63 of 68 | Posted by: Greg Courington - White Hall, AR

“THANK YOU GLENN FOR YOUR SERVICE TO GOD...COUNTRY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT!!! YOU WERE A HUGE ASSET! GO NOW AND REST IN PEACE... BILL ”
64 of 68 | Posted by: Bill Wells - Lindale, TX

“Our Ranger was a great man and a good friend. I will gratefully remember his encouragement and his many kindnesses ”
65 of 68 | Posted by: William Martin - Longview, TX

“Thinking of all of you with love. Will miss Glenn but we have lots of wonderful memories of him. ”
66 of 68 | Posted by: Tommy & Loretta Oliver - Windom, TX

“In remembrance of a truly remarkable man. With sincere sympathy to Dennis and the Elliott Family. ”
67 of 68 | Posted by: Becky Stahl Brunwald - Honolulu, HI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Glenn's family. He was a good friend over many years and a loss to us all. We will miss him. ”
68 of 68 | Posted by: Tony Hill - Perryton, TX


Glenn Elliott, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Monday morning, December 31, 2012, at his home in Longview, Texas. Glenn Elliott was born August 1, 1926, in Fannin County, Texas. He graduated from Windom High School in 1942. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. On May 25, 1949, Glenn graduated from the Highway Patrol School at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, beginning his distinguished 38-year career with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Glenn served in Longview, Texas, as a highway patrolman until 1961 when he became a Texas Ranger. From 1961-87, he was a Company B Ranger. In the ensuing years, Glenn worked every type of case from high profile murder to the brutal strike at the Lone Star Steel plant. As a Ranger, he was featured in publications ranging from Texas Monthly to the New York Times. The full page photo of Mr. Elliott in Texas Monthly was voted one of the top 100 photos in Texas Monthly's 25 Years of Photos. He published a series of books about his career, "A Ranger's Ranger" and "Still a Ranger's Ranger," with the late Robert Nieman. These books cover a vast area of Texas and a variety of cases throughout his law enforcement career. One of the many recognizable names in the books is Paul Harvey, radio commentator. He dedicated a portion of his worldwide radio program to Ranger Elliott to commemorate his retirement, "I don't know what you know about the Texas Rangers, but they are an elite core of lawmen. Respected at all levels of law enforcement and revered in their home state. And if you had to pick one to represent the best of the best, that one would be Ranger Glenn Elliott." In his retirement years, Glenn could be found on the farm in the house that he built above the original foundation of his childhood home. He spent hours on the tractor, building fences, clearing a pond and having lunch at Oliver's in Windom. He enjoyed his many loyal friends, games of Moon and watching the evening news. He supported the Texas Ranger Foundation and eagerly anticipated the annual Ranger Reunion in Waco. He was a great writer of letters, but not always the best speller. He was a member of the Alpine Church of Christ, where he accepted Jesus and was baptized. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Edith and Dewey Elliott; and brother, D.L., and wife, Catherine Cooper Elliott. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Ron Henson and his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Carla Elliott of Longview. "Daddy Glenn" is survived by his four granddaughters, Paige Henson Cawyer, Jennifer Henson Hobbs, Keri Elliott Hardin, and Sara Elliott Vick, and seven great-grandchildren. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Rader Funeral Home on Judson Road in Longview. The funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Worship Center of Alpine Church of Christ, Loop 281 in Longview. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be the active captains and lieutenants of Company B of the Texas Rangers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the remaining active and retired Company B Texas Rangers and the Board of Directors of the Texas Ranger Foundation in Waco, Texas. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be directed to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, c/o Memorials, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570; or Beacon Hospice at Margaret's House, P.O. Box 5908, Longview, TX 75608. The family acknowledges and extends their appreciation for the outpouring of calls and the many expressions of sympathy and support. They ask for your continued prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. The family wishes to thank Julie and Nancy, Glenn's faithful caretakers in his last years, for their devotion, humor and tireless efforts to care for him at home. In one of many letters to his grandchildren, he summed up his life simply, "My life experiences have been quite rewarding in many ways. The highlight being my family and friends" (April 1999). We are grateful for the time here with him. "A father's legacy is not riches, possessions, or worldly goods of any kind; it is the way he lived, the lives he touched, the promises he kept. It is the kind of man he was." — Author Unknown

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