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Dr. Wayne Bryant Glenn

of Little Rock, AR, 1932 - 2014

DR. WAYNE BRYANT GLENN, age 82, of Little Rock died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Dr. Glenn was born in Lynn, Ark. on Jan. 25, 1932 to Hannah Idell Glenn and Walter Glenn. His early childhood years were spent on his parents' farm in Lynn. After graduation from Lynn High School, he earned his bachelor of science degree from Arkansas State University, at which time he was admitted to the University of Arkansas School of Medicine.
Dr. Glenn met his wife Mary Ann Templeton when he was a sophomore medical student and she was a medical technology student. After obtaining his doctor of medicine degree, he did a general practice residency at UAMS. He had a general practice residency in Walnut Ridge, Ark. for one year, at which time he was called into the Navy. He and Mary Ann spent two years in Barstow, Calif. attached to the U.S. Marine Corp as their base pediatrician. While in the Navy, Dr. Glenn decided he would like to do an anesthesiology residency at UAMS. He stayed there after finishing his residency for 14 years, becoming an associate professor. He then joined Little Rock Anesthesia Group at St. Vincent Infirmary and remained there for 30 years until his retirement.
Wayne had a wonderful retirement. He loved his farm and had a plentiful vegetable garden there. He shared the produce with many people. For many years, he and his family spent memorable times at his house on Greer's Ferry Lake. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling and visited many interesting countries and most of the United States. Wayne had a workshop and after retirement, made lots of rustic furniture, giving much of it to Ferncliff Camp and his family.
In the early 1970s, Dr. Glenn and Dr. Roger Bost traveled to Bolivia on a medical mission trip to help that country with a polio epidemic they were having at the time.
His professional affiliations were the Arkansas Medical Society, the Pulaski County Medical Society, the Arkansas Society of Anesthesia and the American Society of Anesthesia. He was board certified in anesthesia.
Dr. Glenn is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. He is survived by is wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Glenn; three daughters, Melissa Glenn, Johanna Gillenwater (Price) and Leah Glenn (Lance Mattson) and seven grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
A memorial service will be held at Second Presbyterian Church on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow.
Memorials may be made to the Ferncliff Camp, 1720 Ferncliff, Little Rock, AR 72223.
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Published November 2, 2014

Ruebel Funeral Home
6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-666-0123