Services for Elmer Glenn Love, 80, of Ada are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church, Dr. Rusty Fuller and Revs. David Gray and Don Sayre will officiate. Burial will follow at the Maxwell Cemetery with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Love passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at a Shawnee hospital. He was born January 8, 1936 in St. Louis, OK to Elmer Perry and Marguerite Farrington Love. He attended Worstell, Summers Chapel, and Vanoss schools and graduated from Ada High School.
Upon his retirement from the U. S. Air Force, he received his degree in business from East Central University. He was a retired Tech Sergeant, after having served more than 20 years on active duty.
He married Virginia Bailey on June 18, 1955 in Collinsville, IL. Mr. Love was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #18 in Sulphur, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1202 of Ada and the American Legion Post 191 of Stratford. He was a perpetual member of the Ada Masonic Lodge #119 and Pontotoc Lodge #136 and the Valley of McAlester Scottish Rite where he obtained the highest degree of 33 degree Mason. He was a member of the Shawnee Chapter #32 Royal Arch Mason, Shawnee Council #26 and Shawnee Commandery #36 of the York Rite bodies. He was a member of the Red Cross of Constantine, St. Luke Conclave of McAlester and a member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honour and a chapter emeritus member of the Knights of St. Andrew. He was also a member of Shriners of North America of India Temple of Oklahoma City, and past commander of McAlester Council of KADOSH.
Glenn was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Ada. His ministry was a volunteer at Jan Francis Care Center, working with the Activity Department for over 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of the home; son, Glenn Love, Jr. of Ada; daughter, Lou Anne Love, West Palm Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Shannon Goble and husband Tim, Gulfport, MS, Derek Love and wife Mikka, Biloxi, MS, Travis Love, Biloxi, MS; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Mason and Colton Gobble, Gulfport, MS; two brothers, Harold Love, Ada and George Love and wife Martha of Oil Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bearers will be the members of the Ada and Pontotoc Masonic Lodges. Honorary bearers will be members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Trinity Baptist Church.
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Criswell Funeral Home, Ada