Glenn Wilton Headrick


obit-Headrick,-GlennGlenn Wilton Headrick, 88, with his loving family at his bedside, left us to be with his Lord and Savior on June 25 after suffering a stroke. Glenn was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Byers, Kan., to Kermit E. Headrick and Ethel Hughes Headrick.

Glenn grew up and went to school in Mullinville, Kan., where he graduated from Mullinville High School in 1945, where he was a member of his high school basketball team. Growing up in a small town provided him with the opportunity to experience all the fun and wonderful friendships that created memories for his lifetime and where he met his one and only lifelong love, Joann Harmon. His father and Uncle Tiny contributed to the development of his character and work ethic that he shared with his daughters and grandchildren throughout his life.

Upon graduation from high school, he became employed by Northern Natural Gas, where he worked from 1945 to 1986. He started in general maintenance and worked his way up to a district manager position in the Fort Stockton area. During his time with Northern Natural, he and his family lived in Hobbs, N.M.; Andrews, Texas; Boone, Iowa; and San Angelo, Texas.

Upon retirement in 1986, he and Joann moved to Pagosa Springs, where they enjoyed snow skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, golf, motorcycle riding and square dancing, with springtime RV trips to Texas and Missouri. To add to his many hobbies, he loved flying and was a licensed private pilot. In 1994, they moved back to Texas and lived in San Angelo, Andrews and eventually settled in Blanco close to family.

Glenn was always active in the different churches where they lived and was a lifetime Presbyterian elder. He was a very kind and giving man, always helping people. He was a very talented carpenter, electrician and plumber and always did everything 150 percent. Glenn’s life was blessed with excellent health and he was proud to announce that he took no medication, not even an aspirin.

Thank you to all the friends and family who have said so many prayers on his behalf and supported us all. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend anyone could ask for. We will miss him more than words can say, but are comforted knowing that he is in God’s care.

He was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings, Maxine, Charlene, Bob, Cleta, Ronald, Carol and Eddie.

Glenn is survived by his loving wife of nearly 68 years, Joann Lucille Harmon Headrick; their two daughters, Julie Headrick Osterhout and husband Danny, and Jeanne Torres and husband Mark; brother Jerry Headrick; sister Peggy McMillan; four grandchildren, Brian Jeffreys, Mandy Jeffreys McWilliams, Missy Neely and Molly Ramon; and by six great-grandchildren: Jeffrey, Presley, Grant, Rylee, Chloe and Ella. Glenn will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends.

A memorial service celebrating and honoring Glenn’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 703 Main St., Blanco, Texas, with Pastor Dr. Bobby Leggett officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Christopher House Austin, 2820 MLK, Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78702.