Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Glenn P. Showalter (April 3, 1930 - August 21, 2009)

Glenn P. Showalter, age 79, of Greenville passed away at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, August 21, 2009 at his residence. Glenn was born on April 3, 1930 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Lewis & Marietta (Miller) Showalter.

Glenn graduated from Greenville High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army from March 1951 to March 1953 including a Tour of Duty in Korea.

Glenn married Patricia Applegate on June 27, 1953. They lived in Greenville and following retirement, they wintered in Ft. Myers, Florida.

Glenn spent 27 years as an electrical engineer at Dayton Power & Light. He was an accomplished carpenter and handyman. Glenn’s love of the countryside prompted him to purchase a farm outside of Greenville in 1962 that he farmed for over 40 years. While in Ft. Myers, he also served as a non-ambulatory transport assistant for the Comfort Services of Southwest Florida and maintained apartments.

Glenn’s love of the outdoors was fulfilled by his farming and love for fishing. He spent many hours boating and fishing in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the inlet waterways outside Ft. Myers. He supported local athletic teams as a Little League coach and served as a videographer for Greenville Sr. High Football & Basketball games for several years.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Patricia (Applegate) Showalter, his son, G. Marc Showalter and his wife, Angela (Swickrath) of Cincinnati and daughter, Amy Renae Showalter-Boyer and her husband, Randy Boyer of Cincinnati. He is also survived by his grandson, Alex James Miller of Powell, Ohio.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:30 A.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery (New Section). The family will receive friends and relatives on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice and the Greenville Missionary Church.