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In Memory of

Glenn Joel Whitfield

March 2, 1955 - March 31, 2015

Obituary


Glenn Joel Whitfield of Madison passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at St. Dominic's Hospital, the same hospital where he was born on March 2, 1955.
Glenn graduated from Murrah High School, worked for a brief time offshore and attended Hinds Community College where he studied electronics. In the 1980's, Glenn became active in firearms competition, competing across the Southeast and helping to found the Mississippi Revolver Society. He was a talented and exceptional gunsmith, firearms instructor and an avid collector.
For over 39 years, Glenn worked...

Glenn Joel Whitfield of Madison passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at St. Dominic's Hospital, the same hospital where he was born on March 2, 1955.
Glenn graduated from Murrah High School, worked for a brief time offshore and attended Hinds Community College where he studied electronics. In the 1980's, Glenn became active in firearms competition, competing across the Southeast and helping to found the Mississippi Revolver Society. He was a talented and exceptional gunsmith, firearms instructor and an avid collector.
For over 39 years, Glenn worked for Capitol Cablevision, Time Warner and most recently as an analyst for Comcast. He was a real estate broker and in 2010 opened Whitfield & Associates Real Estate.
Among Glenn's numerous talents, he was a remarkable craftsman. He could envision a product in 3-dimensions, draw it on a piece of paper and create it with perfection being his only option. He helped his wife Kathy restore and repair antique furniture, lighting and chandeliers for their antique booths. In 2014, Glenn acquired a much-dreamed-about 1957 Chevy Bel Air coupe. It was his pride and joy, and he was looking forward to sharing it in shows across the states.
In 2010, Glenn married Kathy Forbus Whitfield and they traveled throughout the United States, visiting many of the country's landmarks and attractions. They were both Patron-level Life Members of the National Rifle Association, served as sponsors for Friends of the NRA events and on several occasions attended the NRA national convention.
Glenn Whitfield was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson and touched the lives of hundreds of people through the ministries there. He was known by all who met him for his smiling eyes, gentle demeanor, his caring disposition and his enviable talent. Glenn was preceded in death by his father, Norman Whitfield. Glenn is survived by his wife Kathy Forbus Whitfield of Madison; children, Sarah Rera (Dan) and Russell Whitfield both of Buffalo, New York, mother Roberta Whitfield, sisters Debbie Parker and Norma Thompson of Jackson; brother Dr. Alan Whitfield (Susan) of Madison; three grandchildren Elliott, Jane and Anne Rera; stepchildren Greg Pigott of Brandon and Katie Pigott of Nashville; one niece, Kimberly Parker and three nephews, Franklin Thompson, Matthew Whitfield and William Whitfield.
The family would like to especially thank the staff of St. Dominic's Hospital and the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church of Jackson for being the hands and feet of Christ during this time of profound sadness.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Graveside service will be Friday, April 3, 2015 at Parkway Memorial Cemetery at 9:30 AM. A celebration of Glenn's life will be held at the chapel of First Baptist Church of Jackson on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to The Kenneth Forbus School of Music & Fine Arts, 4085 Pate Branch Court, Loganville, GA 30052 or Friends of the NRA, www.friendsofnra.org.