Glenn Oldham, 79, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, at his home.

He was born April 25, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, to Charlie Mason and Pamela Anna Belle Adams Oldham.  He and Mary Sue Green were married September 1, 1957, at Burfordville Baptist Church in Burfordville, Missouri.

Glenn was a 1957 graduate of Jackson High School and a lifelong resident of Jackson.  He worked over 35 years for Coca Cola in Jackson.  His other affiliations in Jackson include:  three-term city councilman, serving from 1987 to 1996; member of the Jaycees, earning the Distinguished Service Award; running the chain over 40 years for Jackson High School Football; and coaching  AAU Girls basketball, girls softball, boys baseball, and women’s slow pitch softball.

He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Jackson, where he served on the Space and Property Committee, served Friday morning breakfast to junior and senior high school students at The Bridge, participated in the annual Easter pageant as a cast member and was instrumental in building sets.   In his spare time, Glenn enjoyed fishing and watching his grandchildren play sports.  He also worked part-time at Schnucks in Cape Girardeau until his health rendered him unable to do so.

Loving survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Sue of Jackson; three children, Steve (Tracie) Oldham of Jackson, Lisa (Tim) Billings of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and DeAnn (Jeff) Lorberg of Gordonville, Missouri; five grandchildren: Taylor Billings of New York, New York; Trent Billings of  San Angelo, Texas; Leah (Justin) Metzger and son Granger of Wytheville, Virginia; Tyler (Katie) Lorberg and children Cooper and Brynlie of Gordonville, Missouri; and Laramie Lorberg of Gordonville; two siblings, Jim (Verla) Oldham of Oak Ridge and Patsy (Larry) Stearns of Forsyth, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Paul Dean Oldham; a half-brother, William Oldham; and his parents.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 3:30 to 8 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Matthews officiating.

Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Southeast Hospice; First Baptist Church (Space and Property); or Cape County Cowboy Church.

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  1. Ken Dost

    My thoughts and prayers are extended to the Oldham family. Glenn was a caring and endearing man. He will be sorely missed. Ken Dost

  2. Janice Ham

    I enjoyed working with Glenn for several years at Coke. My thoughts & prayers are with your family.

  3. Linda Kraemer

    Mary Sue and family, I am saddened to learn of Glenn’s passing… I remember fondly our days at FBC in Jackson… I loved his humor, his love for Jesus and his adoration for his family… May you be comforted in the days ahead and may his memory be a blessing to each of you.. He is now home with Jesus and pain free.. Prayers.

    Linda Dooley Bryant Kraemer

  4. Jim litz

    Good good man! Thanks Glenn for your commitment to Jackson… You will be missed but I’m sure when you checked in at the purely gates, they didn’t even ask for I.D.

  5. Monett Kerr

    Deepest condolences from the Kerr family. Glenn was a wonderful, kind man and neighbor. He will be greatly missed.

  6. Bill & shirley beggs

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Bill & Shirley Beggs

  7. Jeff Webster

    Seems like I’ve known Glenn ever since we moved to Missouri back in 1971. He was a great guy and I know my Dad had a lot of respect for him. I’m praying for your family in this time of loss, but he’ll be waiting for you in Heaven.

  8. Sheryl Scheper

    Thoughts and prayers to the family..

  9. Janice Obermann

    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for the whole Oldham family. Your whole family has my sympathy.

  10. Donna Brazil and Family

    My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Glenn was such a good man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Katherine Seabaugh

    Mary Sue and family we were so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all. T Gale and Katherine Seabaugh

  12. Mary Sue and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Daniel, Katie, and William Statler.

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