Glenn D. Witcher

Glenn Witcher

Glenn D. Witcher of Hot Springs, AR, formerly of Ironton, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. He was 87.

He was born on May 13, 1931, in Corning, AR, the son of James Herbert Witcher and Sylvia Athlea Rapert Witcher.

On July 22, 1950,  he married Nelma Lee, who preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his son, Rick Witcher, his parents, and his brother, Joe Witcher.

Glenn retired from Entergy where he was a district manager. After he retired, he worked as a consultant for Union Electric. Glenn enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with his family. He also volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Crossgate Church Food Pantry.

He is survived by two daughters, Janet Waddell (Tom) of Ironton, and Donna Thacker (Steve) of Hot Springs, AR; 11 grandchildren, Rhett Witcher, Amber Witcher, Ryan Witcher, Jake Witcher, Tommie Waddell, Amanda Day, Catherine Wayment, Adam Waddell, Alyssa Anderson, Katie Gunter and Sam Thacker; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Joyce Farmer of Hamburg, AR, and Sharon Shear (Larry) of Urbana, IN; two sisters-in-law, Doll Cochran of Corning, AR, and Shirley Witcher of New Philadelphia, OH; one brother-in-law, Charles Lee (MaryLou) of Peoria, IL; one daughter-in-law, Paula Witcher of Success, AR; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of wonderful friends.

Services were held at 2  p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 in the Ermert Funeral Home Chapel in Corning, AR, with Mike Fendley and John Gunter officiating with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time.

Interment was in Corning Cemetery.

A visitation was also held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday at Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs, AR.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were Sherril Schroeder, David Carter and Thomas Glover.

Memorials may be made to Crossgate Church Food Pantry, 3100 East Grand Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901 or a charity of one’s choice.

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