Glenn E. Spaulding, 82, of Benjamin St., Morganton, NC, and a former Dysartsville, NC resident, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Valdese, NC. He was born February 17, 1926 in Kenosha, WI, and was a son of the late Harvey Lyle Spaulding, Sr. and Clara C. Smith Spaulding. Glenn was a member of Denton’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a retired Major with US Army having served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Glenn served for six years with the White House Executive Flight Detachment during the Eisenhour, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations. After his retirement, Glenn then served for eight years as a commissioner in McDowell County, and was a past member of the Marion Kiwanis Club. Glenn worked as a pilot with the N.C. Forest Service.He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Hattie Duval Spaulding of the home; step-sons, Tom Lowery and wife, Ann of Conover, NC, and Randy Lowery and wife, Jacque of Los Angeles, CA; brothers, Harvey L. Spaulding, Jr. and wife, Irene of Kenosha, WI, Donald Spaulding and wife, June of Racine, WI, and Darryl Spaulding and wife, Ruth of Montgomery, AL; sisters, Grace Houston of Sun City Center, FL, and Marion Pacetti of Kenosha, WI; and fourteen nieces and nephews.A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Denton’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Alan Wilson officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends Saturday from noon until 1:30 pm at the church. Mr. Spaulding’s ashes will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Pallative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690 or to Denton’s Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 5358 Denton’s Chapel Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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