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Old 01-04-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
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Glenn Norman (Mutha)



It has only been a week since I posted the passing of my RV buddy Denny Osha. It with great sadness that I am posting the passing of my friend, business associate and RV buddy Glen Norman of McKinney, TX.

Glenn fought the cancer battle just like Denny and lost. Glenn passed away January 3, 2015 after a having a last visit with his wife and immediate family.

I met Glenn at an IV2 rally in Thackerville, OK. It was an instant friendship. Glenn was a "car guy" in the true sense of the word. He worked for GM, owned 2 or 3 body shops and a couple of repair shops during his life time.

Glen and I worked with Jack Ashenbach (HuskyJack) to create the Workhorse fuel filter adapter. Jack originated it, Glenn designed a 304 Stainless Steel machined version and I did the marketing. What a combo. A mechanic (Glenn) and aircraft guy (Jack) and a computer programmer (me). Kinda a RV Skunk Works.

Glenn was the owner of OEM Engineering and Eagle Enterprises that he ran out of his garage... He was always coming up with some project for his RV and/or the RV community. Probably his best one was the conversion of the problematic 66mm Bosch calipers to the larger 73mm version calipers before Workhorse finally fixed the issue.

I could go on and on about what he did but I think we all what kind of person Glenn was. I am sure Glenn is looking down and saying go get'm Oemy!

I will miss him as he was a mentor to me.

RIP brother!
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:40 AM   #2
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Glenn G. Norman, Jr. "Junior", of McKinney, Texas passed away January 3, 2015, at the age of 71, after a bravely fought battle with cancer. He was born March 1, 1943 to Glenn and Lou Norman Sr. in Dallas, Texas.
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Glenn married Elieen McCulloch in Idabel, Oklahoma on August 28, 1962. He enjoyed a career as an entrepreneur and owned several businesses including Eagle Enterprises in the Dallas Metroplex. Glenn was a graduate of Highland Park High School and attended Texas Western College in El Paso, Texas. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and traveling with his wife and their two kitties in their RV.
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As a teenager, he had a passion for automobiles and working with his hands that continued throughout his life. He will be remembered for his outspoken honesty, sense of humor, love of animals, acts of quiet kindness and his dedication to his family.
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He is survived by the love of his life, Eileen McCulloch Norman; his two devoted daughters, Natalie Norman Adair of Phoenix, Arizona and Sheila J. Norman of Red Oak, Texas; grandchildren, Alex Jenkins of Beaufort, South Carolina and Abby Hunter of Midlothian, Texas; sisters, Peggie Causey of Plano, Texas, Barbara Beall and husband Arthur of Fairview, Texas and Lila Seida of Dallas, Texas; and numerous other loving family members and friends.
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Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Lou Norman.
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.Services will be at the First United Methodist Church of Richardson, Thursday, Jan 15th at 10:30 in the Chapel. There will be a reception afterward in the Welcome Center of the church...
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In lieu of flowers a memorial tribute may be made to:
Operation Kindness of North Texas, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, Texas 75006 or http://www.operationkindness.org/opk/.




Glenn and his beautiful wife, Eileen, have been members of the Texas Boomers RV Club since May of 2007. Both of them are treasured as true friends.

Glenn is rejoicing in the arms of the Lord this morning no longer bound by the illness he suffered with for so long. That little twinkle in his eye, his generous and kind nature and his wealth of knowledge will be missed greatly.

God rest his soul and give comfort to those of us who were privileged to have known him and counted him as a friend.

Sandy and Rusty Creekmore
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Did not know him - already felt his presence and miss him.

Highest regards and peace to his family and friends.

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Currently I'm sitting in a FL hotel waiting until maintenance is completed on my motorhome. One of the maintence items is installing a new fuel filter and adapter that I bought from OEMY last summer.

-Tom, an old timer on iRV2 that remembers the fuel filter development efforts.
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I just scheduled our travel plans to be in Dallas area and went to Glenn's website to get his phone and address so we could visit him next month. I'm shocked and sadden to hear of his passing. I 1st met Glenn at Quartzsite in 2008 and bought his fuel adapter and some other parts. We had time to talk several times during the week at Q-site and I was so impressed with his knowledge and his super-friendly manner. He invited me to stop by and see him in our fulltiming travels..... so now I say a little prayer and think back to the good old days. Rest in Peace.

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Yes sir Bill.... Glenn was old school. He did everything on a hand shake. He didn't get any help from anyone and had career with GM, was a successful businessman a number of times. He was always ready to pitch in and help without being asked. He expected nothing in return.

He will and is missed every day.
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