September 17, 1925 ~ November 2, 2016
Glenn Day Bevington, Jr., 91, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
Glenn was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Anthony, Kansas, to the late Glenn Sr. and Mary Bevington. He was inducted into the United States Navy in December 1943 during his senior year of high school. He received his diploma “in absentia” in the spring of 1944 from Anthony High School.
He was stationed at the United States Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho before serving on the USS CAPE ESPERANCE during his naval career. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in April 1946.
Glenn married Margaret Maxine Cunningham in 1947 in Arkansas City, Kansas. Together they raised five children during their 66 years of marriage. In 1951, Glenn was hired by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in Pratt, Kansas. His job with the railroad moved them to numerous cities, including Medicine Lodge, Kansas and Topeka, Kansas. In 1962, he transferred to Amarillo, Texas into the Centralized Accounting Bureau department. After retiring from the railroad, they lived in Jacksboro, Texas, before moving back to Amarillo, Texas. He lived in Amarillo for over 40 years.
Glenn participated in Boy Scouts as a young man and as an adult served as Circus Chairman for the local Kansas Boy Scout troop. He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Kansas and was recognized for his outstanding service as the Local Governmental Affairs Chairman. During that time, he traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby for local Kansas political interests. Glenn was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church where he sang in the adult choir for many years. He and his wife Maxine loved to watch their many grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports. He rarely missed a baseball game or wrestling tournament. He enjoyed mechanics and could often be found in the garage rebuilding a car part or fixing a broken lawnmower.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Maxine Bevington; a daughter, Glennda March; a granddaughter, Keri Nebgen; a grandson, Larry Carpenter; a great grandson, Wyatt Nebgen; two brothers, Harold Seifert and Elmer Bevington; two sisters, Mary Neil and Catherine Drosselmeyer.
Survivors include four children, David Bevington and wife Denise of Amarillo, Texas, Edwin Bevington and wife Donna of Marble Falls, Texas, Peggy Carpenter and husband Tres of Jacksboro, Texas, and John Bevington of Amarillo, Texas. Survivors also include 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Other survivors include two brothers, Donald Bevington of Blackwell, Oklahoma, and Jack Bevington and wife Jennifer of the Chicago, Illinois area; one sister, Valeria Sample and husband F. Edgar of Irving, Texas.
Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016 at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.
Memorials may be given in memory of Glenn to the donor's choice and left at the mortuary.
Fair winds and following seas
Harry Simpson - 10/31/2017
Fair winds and following seas sailor.
Thank you for your service to this nation.