Glenn Isaac Briddle, 97, was born November 12, 1922 in rural Adair County near Hazel Creek in Fegley, MO. He was the third son of Homer and Susie (Lay) Briddle. He was one of six children, all of whom proceeded him in death except for his younger sister Eunice Barrickman of Kirksville who survives. His siblings Chester Briddle, Claude Briddle, Ruby Amon, and Lela Scott preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Garry Briddle and wife Connie Briddle, and Ricky Briddle, all of Kirksville. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Brandie Briddle, Brady and wife Jill (Schmitz) Briddle, and Brockell Briddle as well as three great grandchildren, Brendon McDermott (17), Tulianna Briddle (9), Tallulah Briddle (5). Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Carm to whom he was married for 73 years.
Glenn grew up near Hazel Creek and was baptized with his brother Claude in Hazel Creek after they chopped the ice. He attended the Hazel Creek Church and was a “born again believer” never wavering and always gratefully following the Lord.
Glenn was always honest and hard working. He was a coal minor for 14 years, then a carpenter and cabinet maker until he retired. Glenn fought in World War II and was stationed at the Panama Canal. Glenn had many attributes and was a positive and strong influence on his family and others. He was always thankful and grateful for his blessings and his family and friends. When he prayed he could take you to the very throne of God! His gratitude and positive outlook was amazing! He died peacefully at his home early Wednesday morning (June 24, 2020), surrounded by prayers and his family. We will miss him but are looking forward to seeing him again because of his faith and ours, and God’s Grace!
Family will receive friends for an hour on Sunday, June 28, 2020 starting at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville. Funeral services will follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Brown and Chaplain Carrol Davenport officiating. Interment will follow the service at Highland Park Cemetery in Kirksville.
Memorial donations in memory of Glenn may be made to Hospice of Northeast Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.