Memorial services for Robert H. Gleghorn, age 91, of Tyler, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler with the Rev. Stuart Baskin officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the services.
Mr. Gleghorn died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. He was born April 14, 1923, to the late Henry and Rosa Gleghorn in Seymour where he attended public schools. He proudly served in the Navy during World War II and then graduated from Texas Tech in 1948. In 1950 he married Bertie A. Hill, with whom he had 64 blissful years together. He served as personnel manager with Flintkote Co., but most of his business career was spent in El Dorado, Ark., with Monsanto Co. where he served as personnel supervisor followed by many years supervising the safety department.
Supplementing his business career, in 1954 he managed the El Dorado Legionnaires to an Arkansas undefeated AAU season, culminating in the state championship. He enjoyed his lengthy retirement to its fullest with a number of hobbies to occupy his time. He and his wife greatly enjoyed their extensive trips to Hawaii, their cruises in the Caribbean and Alaska, trips to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Europe, Rio de Janeiro, Casablanca, China and other places around the world.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Bertie Gleghorn, of Tyler, are two sons and a daughter, Kyle Gleghorn and wife Stephenie, of El Dorado, Ark., Gifford Gleghorn, of El Dorado, Ark., and Toni Robertson and husband Carlon, of Norway. He is also survived by a sister, Joyce Tucker, of San Angelo; brother, Kenneth Gleghorn and wife Sue, of College Station; four grandchildren, Andria Gleghorn, Nathan Gleghorn and wife Angie, Dustin Foster and wife Melissa and Blake Foster; two great-grandchildren, Baylor and Claire Gleghorn; and several nieces and nephews.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Aug. 27, 2014