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Glenn Rolland Newell

September 26, 1935 — March 2, 2023

Glenn Rolland Newell passed away on March 2, 2023 at the age of 87, in Forney, Texas, where he had lived with his wife, Ruthie for many years. Glenn Rolland Newell was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 26, 1935, to Glenn Herman A. Newell and Margaret Berdine Huestis. He grew up to be a handsome 6’ 2 ½” young man. His love of gardening began at a very early age. He also loved working on scooters and automobiles. Glenn’s plumbing profession began at the age of 17 when he worked as a plumber’s apprentice for Narco Plumbing. At the age of 21, he joined The United States Navy and received additional plumbing training. Glenn became a deep-sea diver for the Navy. When asked why he was a diver he said, “because it paid more.” He served from 11/9/56 to 12/5/60 and completed the Naval Reserve on 11/8/62. Glenn also participated in the Nuclear Bomb testing, known as Operation Hardtack, in the spring of 1958. Following his honorable discharge, Glenn was employed by Frymire Engineering as a licensed plumber. Glenn met and married the love of his life, Ruthie in 1968. They brought together 3 children and then had 1 more to add to the group. They were married for 54 years. In 1975, after working for Frymire Engineering for many years, Glenn, with the help of Ruthie, began his own company, Dynamic Plumbing, and it became a very successful business. His two sons, Glenn and Michael, joined alongside him and worked with him until he retired in 2000. During his retirement Glenn and Ruthie enjoyed traveling in their RV and riding jet skis. When home, he worked on several old cars, and had a wonderful garden that he spent many hours tending. They often had get-togethers at their house over the years. He loved seeing his large family. Glenn is survived by his wife Ruthie Newell of Forney, Texas, daughter Kelli Satterwhite and husband Gary of Wills Point, Texas, son Glenn Newell and wife Jeanne of Forney, Texas, daughter Judy Rodgers and husband Richie of Wills Point, Texas and son Michael Newell and wife Amber of Forney, Texas. He is survived by his grandchildren, Shaun Burns and wife Misti, Candace Spradley and husband Blaine, Chase Satterwhite and wife Nicole, Heather Newell, Garrett Newell Tyler Newell and wife, Tiffany, Trevor Newell and wife Lupita, Lexi Newell, Austin Rodgers and Zack Rodgers. He is survived by his Great Grandchildren: Kenzi Burns, Peyton Burns, Hayden Spradley, Zane Spradley, Kenzie Newell, Aiden Newell, Bo Newell, Emma Newell, Lyla Newell, Tatum Newell, Tillian Newell and Levi Newell. Glenn is also survived by his nieces and families, Vicki Lipsey, her husband Dalton and son Marshall, Polly Allen, and her husband Jerrod and their sons Travis and Emory. He is survived by his brother’s wife Ann Newell and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to make donation to: First United Methodist Church of Forney, Texas, 414 W. Broad St. Forney, TX 75126
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