He graduated from Senath High School "Class of 1959", Senath, Mo. He moved to Racine, Wis., and on Jan. 19, 1963 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Theresa R. Rivera. Glenn was a member of Teamsters Local 200 employed as a truck driver for 44 years last driving for U.S. Holland. He was proud to log over five million accident free miles. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, computer work, dancing, dabbling in day trading and his travels to 44 states. Most of all it was time spent with his family that he treasured most. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa; three children, Loretta Parsons--Mayer and husband, Robert Mayer, of Racine, Todd (Michelle) Battles, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mark (Tracy) Battles, of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, Erika Parsons and fiancÚ, Michael Maxwell, Alex J. Parsons, Tailor Mayer, Brandon Battles, Samantha Battles, and Zachary Battles; great-grandchildren, Eva, Gabriella, and Julessa; brothers and sisters, Bill (Carol) Battles, of Richardson, Texas, Johnnie Faye Gurley, of Kennett, Larry (Mary) Battles, of Kelso, Tenn., Gary (Juanita) Battles, of Garland, Texas, Randy (Marilyn) Battles ,of Kenosha, Wis., Angela Battles, of Kennett; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kathy Battles, of Gonzales, LA., Rita Battles, of Bristol, Wis., Debbie Battles, of Bloomfield, Mo., Nora Shaugh-nessy, Eva (Hank) Hackstein, Gene (Jo-anne) Rivera, Marian (Adam) Barootian, and Ida (Roger) Erickson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, dear friends, and his beloved cat, Pokey.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Elizabeth; brothers, Kenneth, Gerald, and David, and brother-in-law, Gary Gurley.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home in Racine, with Chaplain Terry Peterson officiating.
Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at noon at the funeral home until time of service.
Memorials may be made to the Dunklin Day Activity Center, 320 Kennett St., Kennett, MO 63857, have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice Alli-ance, Chaplain Terry Peterson, Nurse Jackie G. and Dr. Mary Pagano and staff for their loving and compassionate care.
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