Glenn E. Brumfield of Ceredo
Glenn E. Brumfield, 88, a life-long resident of Ceredo, recently residing at The Woodlands in Huntington, passed away November 23rd. He was born February 11, 1924, to the late James Jay Mitchell and Mattie Riggs Brumfield.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his only brother James Frederick Brumfield, and daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Brumfield. After graduating from Ceredo-Kenova High School in 1943, he entered the U.S. Army. He subsequently served across the European Theater with the 748th H.Q. Co., Tank Bn., M.Sp. Unit, Third Army. He was discharged from the Army in January, 1946. He returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Nell May, on June 7, 1946. He graduated from Marshall College in 1949, and began a career in the sporting goods business. In 1970 he founded Glenn’s Sporting Goods at the corner of 4th Avenue and 11th Street, in Huntington, where it continues today. He is survived by: his wife of 66 years, Nell; 3 children: Glenn David Brumfield and his wife, Martha, of Hurricane, WV; James William Brumfield of Ona, WV; Lynn Brumfield Adkins and her husband, Jerry, of Lavalette, WV; 5 grandchildren: Dr. Chris Brumfield of High Point, N.C.; Dr. Gretchen Adkins Fowler and her husband, Dr. Chris Fowler of Greensboro, N.C.; Jennifer Brumfield Rocawich and her husband, Mike, of Midlothian, VA; Mary Kathryn Brumfield Souto and her husband, Lee, of Durham, N.C.; Madeline R. Brumfield of Morgantown, WV; 4 great-grandchildren; James Gavin Brumfield, Georgia Anne Brumfield, Ellen Glynn Fowler, and Cole Marcel Souto. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova and was a member of American Legion Post 93 in Kenova. He enjoyed Marshall athletics, the Cincinnati Reds, golf, and especially, time with family and friends.
Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova is serving the family. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, November 26th at Rollins Funeral Home. The funeral was held at the First Baptist Church of Kenova at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 27th. Burial followed at Woodmere Cemetery in Huntington. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staffs at Woodlands Healthcare and the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers the family requests expressions of condolence be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709, or Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 1523 Chestnut Street, Kenova, WV 25530.