Glenn Elmo Brons
April 6, 1919
November 17, 2018
Glenn Elmo Brons, 99, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018.
Glenn was born April 6, 1919 in Broken Bow, Nebraska to Chris Brons and Clara Peterson Brons.
Glenn lived a great life with no regrets and to its fullest in the air, on land, and in the water. As a young boy, he once decided to "ride the rails." He jumped on a train boxcar just for fun and road across several states, returning a week later. He left school after the 8th grade so that he could help his family. During this time, he learned many trades that he would utilize during his lifetime. He took dance lessons as a teenager and was something he enjoyed doing throughout his life.
He was married to the love of his life, Gladys, for 58 years. During the early years of marriage, they lived in many towns through Iowa and Nebraska where he worked in the early stages of the plastic industry. During World War II, he served as a Private in the Marines during the final battles of the Pacific Theater.
Glenn and Gladys had two boys in the 1940's and settled down in the small west Texas town of Ft. Stockton. During the 1950-60's they built several small businesses together in which the whole family was involved. Businesses included electrical, supply rental, and motorcycle sales.
Glenn and Gladys loved to go on long rides on their motorcycle together. He loved being a pilot; even building his own airplane which he flew (even surviving a wreck). His abilities even led to him being offered a pilot's position with an airline. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing and boating.
In retirement, Glenn and Gladys loved to travel. They moved into a Fifth Wheel Trailer and traveled the country. They had friends and family throughout the country so people always knew they might be coming through. They enjoyed visiting retirement and recreation centers especially if they found square dancing.
After Gladys' passing, Glenn continued to travel until he settled down with his son and daughter-in-law in Borger, TX. Even then, he could not be held down long. Often riding his scooter the two miles to and from Walmart, just so he could get out and feel that breeze of travel that he loved so much.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gladys Mae Brons; son, Tony Glenn Brons; sisters, Edna Meston, Hazel Hickman, Aldine McBride, Evelyn Brons, and Doris Griffith.
Survivors include his son, David Michael Brons and wife, Laraine of Borger; daughter-in-law, Terry Brons Darnell and husband Larry of Mount Pleasant, Texas; five grandchildren, Glenn A. Brons and wife Karen of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Christy Shows and husband Roger of Richardson, TX, David M. Brons II and wife Tonya of Sachse, TX, Christopher T. Brons and wife Dessiree of Lewisville, TX, Bradford M. Brons and wife Erica of Fort Worth; and ten great grandchildren.