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Updated: 02/26/2014 08:00:03AM

Harold E. Glenn

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Harold E. Glenn

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Harold E. Glenn, 85, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Winter Haven, Fla., to Elgin C. and Maude E. (Wetherington) Glenn and was a lifelong resident.

He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army and of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed 45 years of dedicated service as gate keeper and grounds keeper at Bok Tower.

He continued his sunrise and quiet walks through the gardens even after his retirement; if you have visited Bok Tower between 1952 and 1997 you were most likely greeted by his warm smile and kind words. Harold made the world a bit better place by having lived in it.

Survivors include his brothers, Curtis Glenn of Lakeland, Fla., and Sherwood Glenn of Lake Wales; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edwin; and sister, Maude Alice.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb, 27, 2014, from 12 p.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. David Durham officiating. Interment is at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements are by Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales.

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