Glenn Eugene Rimmer, 62, of Bethany, died at 5:27 p.m., Friday, June 20, 2008, at the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany.
Glenn was born Aug. 13, 1945 in Excelsior Springs, the son of Glenn E. and Helen (Burnett) Rimmer. He married Pamela A. Brooks of Richmond Sept. 8, 1965; she survives of the home.
Glenn worked in the maintenance department at the Bethany Wal-Mart Store the last three years. He was a police officer and firefighter for the City of Richmond for almost 20 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam conflict and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and meritorious service. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He was an artist and a craftsman all of his life. Glenn lived in Richmond and Oatman, Ariz., before moving to Bethany in 2007.
In addition to his wife Pamela, survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Eric Rimmer and his wife, Wendy, of Bethany; one daughter, Jackie Gericke and her companion, James Payne, of Cameron; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary Rimmer and his wife, Veronica, of Richmond; Mike Rimmer and his wife, Donna, of Richmond; one sister, Linda Thomas of Norborne; and eight grandchildren, Jacob O’Dell, Lucas Rimmer, Sammie Gericke, Johnathan Rimmer, Katelynn Rimmer, Erika Rimmer, Trinity Payne and Michael Payne.
In addition to his parents, one sister, Joyce Graham; three uncles, LeRoy Rimmer, Charles Rimmer and Gene Burnett; one aunt, Evelyn Clevenger; one nephew, Earnie Rimmer; one brother-in-law, LeRoy W. Thomas; and cousins, Connie Burnett and Donald Gene Burnett, preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, at the Thurman Funeral home in Richmond. Memorial services will immediately follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.