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In Memory of

Glyndon Cherry

November 10, 1924 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Glyndon T Cherry, 90, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2015. He and the wonderful stories of his life will be sorely missed by his wife of 68 years Bonnie Nell (Edens) Cherry, his children Paula Crawford, Mickey Cherry, Kathy Tanaka(Wesley), and Vickie Smith, his sister LaNell Gordon, brother Aubrey Cherry, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Glyndon is predeceased by his siblings Lynn Cherry and Eva Jean (Sis) Crisler.

Glyndon was born in Hedley, Texas on November 10, 1924 to Temple Johnston Cherry and Etta Mae Kidd. The first son to a mom...

Glyndon T Cherry, 90, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2015. He and the wonderful stories of his life will be sorely missed by his wife of 68 years Bonnie Nell (Edens) Cherry, his children Paula Crawford, Mickey Cherry, Kathy Tanaka(Wesley), and Vickie Smith, his sister LaNell Gordon, brother Aubrey Cherry, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Glyndon is predeceased by his siblings Lynn Cherry and Eva Jean (Sis) Crisler.

Glyndon was born in Hedley, Texas on November 10, 1924 to Temple Johnston Cherry and Etta Mae Kidd. The first son to a mom who always called him "Son". He worked from an early age at such jobs as selling ice blocks and farming for other families.

At the age of 17 he left his small town to join the Navy and serve his country during WWII. After the war, Glyndon worked at Santa Fe Railroad in Amarillo for 39 years as a switchman and then as a yardmaster. He married Bonnie, raised their four children in Amarillo and enjoyed their many friends. He loved baseball including Little League which he coached.

Glyndon retired in Council Creek on Lake Buchanan because of his love of fishing, waterskiing and the lake. Retirement was only a beginning as Glyndon became a guide on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, a volunteer fireman and willing participant in his new community. He and Bonnie continued pursuing one of his favorite activities, square dancing. "Choo Choo" spent many mornings with his McDonald's coffee buddies telling the stories of their lives.

Glyndon's great joy was being a grandfather to Angie, Chuck, Kristyn, Chelsey, Zoe and Zachary, which kept him young. He thought it was a great accomplishment that he taught them to waterski.

The family sends our many thanks of appreciation to all of the staff at the Oaks Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held Monday April 6, 2015 at 10:30 am at Highland Lakes Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam, Texas.

Arrangements were made by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxburnet.com