Glen Franklin Hymer was born at home on July 10, 1927 to Walter and Mabel Hymer in Compton, Missouri. He grew up working on their farm, graduated from hale High School in 1945, and joined the Army Air Force at the end of World War II. After serving in the military, he began a career in the trucking industry as a member of Teamsters 413. He drove for 37 years without a chargeable accident.
After retirement, Glen began a long period of public service in his church and community. He became involved with various issues to improve the west side of Columbus, Ohio. He was appointed by the mayor to serve on the Westland Area Commission. He also served Prairie Township by being on the Zoning Board. He helped the needy by serving for many years as a volunteer to the Ecumenical Food Bank. Glen was a dedicated member of Columbia Heights United Methodist Church.
Glen married Marian Lineberry on May 16, 1948 and they enjoyed almost, 70 years of marriage. They had three children: Teresa (Jack) Morgan, Lynn (Brenda Sheeley) Hymer and Rita Curtis. Later in life, Marian and Glen also loved and raised two of their grandchildren, Dawn and Bobbi Curtis. They have seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and each one was enriched by Glen’s love, sense of humor and guidance.
Burial was held at Alton Cemetery May 8. A Celebration of Life, followed by a luncheon, will be held June 2 at 11am at Columbia Heights United Methodist Church, 775 Galloway Road, Galloway, Ohio 43119. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heartland Hospice Care, 6500 Busch Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or the church.