Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

February 15, 2013

Glen Allen Bellew

1935-2013


Journal-Times

02/15/13 — Glen Allen Bellew, 77, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at his home. Glen was the son of the late Robert Lee and Hazel Houck Bellew. He was born Aug. 21, 1935, at Mt. Savage in Carter County.

One of the happiest days of Glen’s life was Jan. 9, 2005, when he was baptized at East Side Church of Christ. From that moment on he became an active member, rarely missing a service. He always arrived at least 30 minutes early to fix coffee, and he worked many hours putting in cabinets, sanding floors and whatever was needed in the church and fellowship hall. He truly loved his church family.

Glen served in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1959, primarily on the LST 1156. During his tour of duty, his ship would dock in the shipyard in New Jersey. While docked there, he met the love of his life, Florence Mae Kuntz. When his tour was over, he brought Florence to Kentucky and married her on March 28, 1959. 

Glen worked at the Hitchins Brickyard for many years. After that he worked with his father and brother, Johnny, building houses all around the area. Upon their father’s retirement, Glen and Johnny continued the business for several years. Glen later joined Brick Layers Local No. 7 in Ashland and worked various jobs. He worked for E.B. Lowman until his retirement in 1997.

Glen was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved going on fishing trips with the guys and being a member of the Grayson Lunker Hunters for many years. Glen loved gardening, planting and harvesting huge gardens each summer. After retirement, he continued wood working and making log cabins, baskets and other items that he gave away to family and friends.

Glen was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Ray, James Lowell and Johnny Lee Bellew; and two brothers-in-law,  Roy Gilbert and Claude Estep.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Florence Kuntz Bellew; three daughters, Diana (John) Pfau of Grayson, Brenda (David) Sinclair of Scotland and Teresa (Lloyd) Bush of Grayson; two sons, Allen (Ramona) Bellew and Glen (Dana) Bellew, all of Grayson; 12 grandchildren, Melissa Kouns, Jonda Pfau, Matthew (Mindy) Pfau, Daniel Pfau, Robert Bellew, Vanessa (Casey) Whitt, Andrea and Kaitlyn Bellew, Zach Hardin, Kayla (Josh) Clark, Sarah Bellew and Sean Gillum; 11 great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Andrew Kouns, Brandon Fultz, Brianna Burchett, Ryland and Matthew Pfau, Jamie Seagraves, Josie Johnson, Braiden and Geritt Bellew and Noah Allen Whitt; sisters, Margie (Winfred) Jones, Betty Estep and Shelby Gilbert; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Bellew. Glen is also survived by several nieces and nephews, friends and family who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at East Side Church of Christ in Grayson by Bill Bush. Burial will be in the Veteran’s Cemetery Northeast in Greenup County.  Military graveside rites will be presented by East Carter JROTC. Arrangements are under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the Bellew Family at sparksfh.com.