Glenn E. Smith, 82

Born Tuesday, September 8, 1936

Died Saturday, May 25, 2019

Glenn E. Smith

Glenn E. Smith, 82, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, departed on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Glenn was born in Atoka County on September 8, 1936, to G. C. and Katherine (Culbreath) Smith. He attended school in Porum & Warner, OK. Glenn left school at an early age becoming a self-taught success. His life work began as a cowboy and ranch worker. Then he found work on oil drilling rigs, when he met the love of his life, Judy B. Short, marrying October 30, 1957. Later they returned and he decided to go into business for himself.

He had many different business ventures in Muskogee; however, most local families remember him as the proud owner and operator of Glenn Smith Oil Company Inc.

During his career Glenn served as:
 Bank Director at banks in Muskogee
 President of the Clan Galbraith Association
 President of Tastee-Freez Round Table Association
 President of Tastee-Freez Co-Op.
 Three Rivers Museum
Board of Directors member & Vice-Chairman of the Board 2014
 President of the Jefferson Highway Association (2015-2019)
 Proud member of Muskogee Masonic Lodge #28 for more than 50 years

As a younger man Glenn enjoyed racing cars, riding horses, and had passion for acquiring classy vehicles.

Glenn enjoyed his time with family, cooking, and narrating life stories. He passed on life lessons to everyone that knew him. He will be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, Papa, and friend.

He lived a full life becoming fascinated with various subjects, then sharing these experiences with friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, G.C. and Katherine Smith; wife, Judy Smith; and daughter, Darlene Thead.

Glenn is survived by his brother and wife, J. C. and Jane Smith; son, Glenn Smith Jr.; grandchildren, Crystal Hemenway, Dustin & Kara Hemenway; and 7 great-grandchildren; along with other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30PM, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.

A celebration of Glenn’s life will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, 2019 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brad Schell officiating. Pallbearers; Dustin Hemenway, Ken Webb, Gary Sizemore, Joe Johnson, Mike Thompson, and Gary Parker. Honorary pallbearers include: J. C. Smith, Glenn Smith Jr., Tommy Sam, Roger Bell, and Tommy Palmer. Interment including Masonic honors will be at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee, OK.

Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 N. York Street, Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Donations may be presented to the Jefferson Highway Association and/or Three Rivers Museum in the honor of Glenn Smith.

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory