Glenvil McQueary, of Russell Springs, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington. He was 80 years of age.
Born July 23, 1941, in Russell County, he was a son of the late Ruby and Tina Flanagan McQueary. Glen worked as a diesel mechanic and retired from the State Highway Department after more than 25 years of service. Even after retirement, he was always busy. Whether you saw him farming, or possibly at a yard sale, scouring for items he would later re-sell himself, he was a well-known figure in the community. Glen obtained his auctioneer’s license, then later his broker’s license, and established the business of McQueary’s Realty & Auction. He was a member of the Russell County Jaycees for almost fifty years. Glen was a familiar face to many “fair-goers”, especially those that enjoyed the mule pulling events, which he often judged here, and in other counties. He was a tremendous supporter of the Russell County Fair and being a Jaycee was always important to him. Glen once told his family “ I was put on this earth to help people, and when I can no longer be of help, then the good Lord can take me home.” He loved the people of Russell County and his life was a reflection of the last line of the Jaycee Creed – “Service to humanity is the best work of life.”
Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years, Christine George McQueary; two daughters, Sharon (and Randy) Walker, of Bloomington, Indiana, and Teresa (and Barney) Bernard, of Russell Springs; four brothers, Royce McQueary, of Jamestown, Ronald (and Wanda) McQueary, Larry (and LaDonna) McQueary, and Jimmy (and Jeanie) McQueary, all of Russell Springs; one brother-in-law, Kuthbert Eastham, of Russell Springs; four grandchildren, Bailye Walker, of Bloomington, Indiana, Devin (and Matt) Mayfield, of Sellersburg, Indiana, Zachary Bernard, of Lexington, Kentucky, and Justin Burton, of Russell Springs; and one great-grandchild, Braxton Mayfield.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Eastham.
Funeral services for Glen will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 16, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Billy Silverman and Scott Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the Russell Springs City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 15, at the funeral home, and after 8:00 A.M. Monday morning, until time of services.
Pallbearers for Glen will be Dwight Richards, Darrell McQueary, Chris McQueary, Kevin McQueary, Scott McQueary, and Jody York.
Funeral arrangements for Glen are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
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