Glenn S. Crook, Jr.May 15, 1927 ~ December 26, 2017 (age 90)
Glenn S. Crook, Jr., passed away peacefully on December 26, 2017, in Greenville, N.C.
Glenn was born on May 15, 1927, in Lumberton to Glenn and Lelia Crook. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois and Fayetteville. Glenn loved to write limericks and poems, some of which appeared in his high school yearbook. After graduating from Fayetteville High School, Glenn was immediately drafted and served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Glenn married the former Raetta (Rae) Lee Kinney in Fayetteville, on December 21, 1949. Glenn and Rae had three children: Glenn, Tommy, and Pam. Glenn and Rae were both very involved in helping children with special needs because of their son, Tommy.
Glenn began employment in advertising and sales which lead him to his lengthy career at First Citizens Bank in Fayetteville, NC. He retired with over 36 years of service at First Citizens, and many of his customers and fellow employees became lifelong friends. His fondest family memories are of living at Wrightsville Beach in the early days, spending time at the beach with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cheering on the UNC Tar heels, dancing to beach music, and music in general. Glenn also had a passion for golf, and often studied or practiced the game. He had been a member of Highland Country Club since the 1960’s. In his later years, he also enjoyed going to church with his daughter and family in Greenville.
Glenn was outgoing, and his presence, wit, and humor always added spark to any occasion. He had several poems and limericks published, and had several life mottos: “We all put our pants on the same way in life” and “Always have something to look forward to”.
Glenn was preceded in death by: parents, Glenn and Lelia Crook; step-mother, Leah Crook; son, Tommy Crook, and wife, Raetta Crook.
He is survived by his son, Glenn S. Crook, III and wife, Nancy, of Portland, Ore.; daughter, Pam Averill and husband, Kenny of Greenville; four grandchildren, Sarah (Hunter), Nathaniel (Christy), Jacob and Dylon; and three great- grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.