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Wesley Wayne Glassburn, 90, Kokomo, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo. Born July 18, 1926, in Miami County, he was the son of the late Ora J. Glassburn and Nettie (Hott) Glassburn. On Dec. 16, 1949, in Kokomo, he married Nancy Fern (Sites). She preceded him in death Oct. 21, 1991.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He was employed with Haynes Stellite (now Haynes International) as an inspection supervisor for 32 years, retiring in 1984. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, American Legion, and the Quarter Century Club at Haynes. He enjoyed going to auctions and rummage sales.
Survivors include one son, Tim (Marty) Glassburn, Kokomo, and two daughters, Marcia E. (Tim) Fox, Colombia, Tennessee, and Martha "Marti" and husband Edward "Mick" Farris, Kokomo. There are also grandsons, Tony Glassburn and companion Jennelle Garcia, Kokomo, Cameron Glassburn and companion Krystin Gatliff, Kokomo, Matthew Farris, Kokomo, Ben Fox and companion Eden Bruce, Carmel, and Blake (Jennifer) Fox, Thompson Station, Tennessee; granddaughters, Samantha "Sammy" Glassburn and fiance Chris Carpenter, Kokomo, Whitney Farris, Kokomo; two stepgrandchildren, Dr. Deborah Fox and husband Don Frye, and David Fox; great-grandson, Lukas Robert Fox; great-granddaughters, Emma Grace Rayl-Glassburn and Zoey Gatliff; several nieces and nephews; also his little dog, Scooter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and three brothers, Dale Glassburn, Paul Glassburn and Rex Glassburn.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Galveston Cemetery, Galveston. Pastor Jeff Newton will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the United States Navy and the Kokomo Military Rites Team. There will be no public visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the VFW Post 1152/Military Rites, 920 N. Washington St., Kokomo, IN 46901. You may read Wesley's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a personal message to the family.
Published on March 17, 2017
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