David B. Glenn

david glenn

November 17, 1937 ~ March 28, 2023

Born in: Henderson County, NC
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Mills Rivers – David B. Glenn, our beloved “Pawpaw”, died peacefully Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the Elizabeth House after an extended illness.

A native of Henderson County, David was preceded in death by his parents, Posey and Eloise Glenn as well as a brother, Edward Glenn and a sister, Brenda Livingston.

David worked at the former Ecusta Mill for 42 years. He served as pastor of Open Bible and Bob’s Creek Baptist Church and assistant pastor at Stoney Mountain Baptist Church. For many years, he served as the AWANA Commander.

David and his wife Eva were involved in missions in Africa, Haiti, and Mexico. They traveled extensively to Arizona and Maine to support homeland missions. His hobbies included gardening and woodworking but his greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Pawpaw was a friend to many.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Eva Glenn; three daughters, Martha Hill (Mike), Susan Sluder (John) and Renã Hudson (Doug); two sons, Thomas Glenn and John Glenn (Frances); two sisters, Mary Stewart and Rebecca Nesbitt; ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren as well as several extended family members.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 3, 2023 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Burial will follow at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery in Mills River. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.


Funeral Service: April 3, 2023 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704



Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery
28 Mt. Gilead Church Road
Mills River, NC 28759


Visitation: April 2, 2023 5:00 pm - July 18, 2024 7:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Martha and family you are in my thoughts and prayers Dawn Calhoun ( we worked together on 4 west).

  2. Thankful for many sweet memories. Looking forward to that great reunion day with those we love. Praying the Lord will hold your precious family extra close in the days ahead. With all our love,
    Rusty & Christie (Kemp) Brown and Family

  3. Thoughts and prayers for the family and loved ones. I was just talking to my parents about this family and the times Mr Glenn would preach at Stoney Mtn. Mrs Glenn was my teachers aid in elementary school 45 years ago and still one of my favorite. What a positive impression you made on my life. Thank you both.

  4. Eva, sorry to learn of David’s death but he is no longer suffering. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Forrest Galyean

  5. The Glenn Family,

    I have so many memories growing up and spending time with your family. You treated me as if I was one of the family. I’m so thankful for the promise we have to see him again. I love you and will be praying for you.

  6. Martha, Rena and Thomas, I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s Peace be with all of you and your families now and in the days ahead.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss Thomas Glenn. Praying for your family during this very difficult time. Looking forward to the Lords return and the great reunion we will all have again on the other side

  8. I am sorry for your loss ,I’ll be praying for you all,just keep in mind this is only a temporary separation .

  9. We are sorry to hear of Davids passing and pray comfort for the family,love and prays Marvin and Frances watts

  10. “For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.” Acts 11:24

    David Glenn was a man who served God faithfully and never wanted any glory for himself. I remember several years ago our church was at a low point and it was a very dark time, it looked as if we might go under. Bro Glenn stepped in and took leadership asking us to meet and pray at the church every night. He was so calm and reassuring and in a short time we were spiritually healed and the church was growing. He and Eva did so much work with the church and made a forever impression in the lives of many children and adults and never wanted any praise for themselves.
    He will be missed! May God bless and comfort the entire family. I love all of you.

  11. Sorry for your loss David was my pastor and he was a great Godly man he will be missed but we know where he is I love all of the family ♥️

  12. Martha, Mike, Rena and Doug,
    So sorry for your loss. You have so many memories to hold close to your heart. Cherish every one of them.
    We will be saying a prayer for you in the next few days. May GOD bless you all and we love you dearly.

  13. Martha, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I spent alot of time in your home growing up and enjoyed the time with you all. I will be praying for you all and sending you all my love.

  14. Sending much love, hugs and prayers for comfort from our family to each of you. Pawpaw was such a precious soul who will be missed by so many.

  15. Thomas, may our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, give your entire family comfort and strength during this time. Praying for your family.
    Harold and Taunia Laflin

  16. My deepest condolences to the Glenn family. David impressed me as a humble servant of Almighty God, true and faithful. A great loss to the world.

  17. Eva and Family
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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