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Norman Clifton Glenn

August 18, 1940 — April 8, 2020

DURHAM- Mr. Norman Clifton Glenn, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Mr. Glenn was born August 18, 1940 to the late Norman and Foy Glenn in Durham, NC. Mr. Glenn was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church. As the owner of Glenn’s Landscaping and Glenn’s Garbage Service, Norman spent many years operating his small businesses and providing services to his community as well as friends.  A natural traveler, Norman worked as a trucker in his later years, clocking many miles cross-country in his rig. In his free time, Norman enjoyed reading and traveling with his wife, Olga, with their most recent trip being to Michigan and Niagara Falls. Norman was also an avid pilot and enjoyed flying small planes in earlier years. As a member of the Ruritan Club, Norman devoted his life to serving others through hard work and kindness to all. He loved his family and enjoyed being around them, telling stories and reminiscing of happy times.

Mr. Glenn is preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Glenn; son, Norman “Will” Glenn; sister, Donna Moore.

Mr. Glenn is survived by his wife, Olga Glenn; daughters, Tonia Cleland (Mark) and Debra Garrard (William); brothers, Kenneth Glenn (Anne) and Rodwell Glenn (Sue); grandchildren, Kelly Jean Garrard, Karl Cleland and Kelsey North (Jay), stepdaughter, Kathy Gaines (Danny); stepsons Rusty Phillips (Angie), David Phillips (Dori); special long-time friend, Dwain Crissman.

Entombment will be held at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 133 Robbins Road, Durham, NC 27703.

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