Submitted by his daughter
Glen or ‘Poor Boy’ as his family & friends knew him was raised in the small coal mining town of Briceville. Because money was so tight he had to quit school after the fourth grade to help support his family. At the age of 25 he married Betty Jean Cooper and they would have celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary March 9‚ 2003. During their life together they had four children‚ two sons Larry Poore and Rickey Poore‚ 2 daughters Deborah Poore and Missy Poore Fleming‚ Deborah dying at the age of 14 months old. Other members of his family include 2 daughter-in-laws Becky and Evelyn Poore‚ son-in-law Dan Fleming‚ 2 granddaughters Selicia and Amber Poore and 2 grandsons Rickey Glen Poore and Daniel Robert Fleming‚ who all loved him very much. His pastime was working on lawn mowers which he loved to do. People would call from all around to have him work on their lawn mowers and most of the time it would cost him more to fix them than he would charge. That’s just the type of person he was.
He was a member of Briceville Church of God but never missed a service that his son Larry preached. He retired from Rexnord Corporation after 15 years of employment. He was an approximate 30 year member of Crystal Lodge #616. In his earlier years‚ he served as an Auxiliary Deputy for the Anderson County Sheriffs Department. He believed in upholding the law no matter who you where‚ which left most loving him‚ a few disliking him but all respecting him. He was the founding member of the Briceville Volunteer Fire Department in 1974. He was still active at the age of 71 when he died. He was always the first on scene. He was devoted to the fire department and helping others. When asked why he did this he stated‚ ‘He couldn’t sleep at night knowing others needed his help.’ Examples of his caring range from helping a friend build a lot to keep his goats in to picking up milk or bread for a neighbor who needed it to once he took a stranger to the doctor who didn’t have a way to get there and then wouldn’t accept any money for gas. Could many of us say that we could be so unselfish? As a matter of fact he was helping others the night that he died.
It was the night (11/10/03) that the tornados came ripping through Anderson and Morgan Counties. He was out with the fire department helping others get out of their homes when he received word that a tornado had hit his home. Moments before‚ he called his wife‚ who was staying the night with their daughter‚ and made sure they where safe. He checked on his sons‚ daughter-in-laws and grandchildren before going to check on his home. After arriving at his home and seeing the devastation‚ he suffered a heart attack in the road in front of his house and God called him home. Approximately 750 people paid their respects when Glen was laid to rest and received a Highest Honor Firemen’s Concession.
Who would have thought that a poor boy from a small town‚ with a limited education would be received as such a hero. This only proves what a rich life he lived. He may have come into this world poor but he definitely didn’t leave it that way.