DEERFIELD — Glen A. Brownlee, 93, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.
He was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Sayre, Okla., to Archie and Ruby (Davis) Brownlee.
He grew up and attended schools in the Sayre area. He then served in the U.S. Army from August 1944 to June 1946. After the service, he returned to Sayre.
On Aug. 22, 1948, he married Mary Lee Waldrip in Elk City, Okla. They moved to a farm near Holcomb in 1950, where they farmed. They moved to Deerfield in 1959 and have lived there since.
After moving to Deerfield, Glen worked as a farm equipment mechanic for Santa Fe Motor Co. He retired in 1986. He was a member of the Deerfield United Methodist Church, the American Legion of Garden City, and the VFW of Garden City. He was an avid sports fan. He was a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas City Royals. He umpired baseball games for many years and later became a coach for his children’s sporting events. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially pitch with friends and family.
Survivors include two sons, Larry (Sue) Brownlee of Garden City, and Jimmy (Shirley) Brownlee of Allegan, Mich.; five daughters, Janet (Joe) Kirchner of Pawhuska, Okla., Jean (Roger) Sporleder of Wichita, Joyce (Jim) Trettenero of Great Bend, Chris (Richard) Smith of Pierceville, and Tammy Molloy of Deerfield; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, who died on March 8, 2012; his parents; a great-great-grandson, Gabriel Cedillo; two brothers, Harold Brownlee and Dale Brownlee; and a sister, Argy Belle Wilson, who died on the same day as Glen.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Deerfield United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Deerfield Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Kansas Army National Guard Honor Guard and the American Legion District #8 Honor Guard.
Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin.
The family suggests memorials be given to the Deerfield United Methodist Church, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 508 N. Main St., Lakin, KS 67860.