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Glenwood Rivers

April 17, 1941 — June 24, 2023

Van Horn, Texas

On June 24, 2023, at 7:10 am Glenwood went to his eternal home in heaven.  He loved the Lord and always talked about him to others.  Glenwood also loved to play his guitar and sing Hank Williams songs.  He had a band when he lived in Colorado and wrote two songs which are copyrighted.

Glenwood was born on April 17, 1941, in Naples, Florida, to Chisholm Rivers and Rose Crews River.  He attended Naples Elementary School until the eighth grade.  He also had an older brother who was Herbert Rivers.  He grew up in Naples, Florida, before moving to Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, and Montana.  He eventually moved to Presidio, Texas, in 1995 and settled on his property south of Van Horn, Texas, with his wife in 2002.

On July 27, 1992, he married the love of his life Janice Fleming in Roundup, Montana.  He had three children from a previous marriage.

Glenwood worked at several jobs, the longest one being an over the road truck driver.  He also was a water well driller with his daddy when he was growing up.  He enjoyed working and was very knowledgeable in many things.  He could build water towers, hook up electricity, do plumbing, weld, and work on vehicles.  He also owned a diesel mechanic shop in Roundup, Montana.

His wife and he bought land north of Presidio in 1995, which they sold after moving to their property south of Van Horn in 2002, which was two 20-acre tracts.  They had no electricity and hauled water.  They had two wind generators and 900 watts of solar panels.  He built two water towers and racks for the solar panels.  In 2014, Glenwood and Janice moved into Van Horn.

Glenwood’s parents and his brother Herbert preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife, his son Glenn Rivers and two daughters Natalie Plant (Wayne) and RaeEllen Dawson who live in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.  He is also survived by three granddaughters (Kaylee Dawson, Mackenzie Johnson, and Taylor Walters), a grandson (Tyler Mayberry), and 5 great grandchildren (Carter Johnson, Lennox Johnson, Lexi Mayberry, Kayden Mayberry, and Thea Walters), and several cousins.

Glenwood was confined to a wheelchair for several years and is now walking and running in heaven and is singing with the angels.  He looked forward to going to heaven and wanted to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A private funeral service will be held on July 7 at the Van Horn Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Heritage Funeral Home of Van Horn.

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