Glenn Hardin Gee was born 4/27/1951 in Fort Lauderdale, FL to Kenneth Dow Gee and Barbara Caroline Baird Gee and passed in Edmond, OK 9/29/2020. He was the 4th of 5 brothers – Kenneth Gee, Jr., Charles, Bob, Glenn and John.
He grew up in*Fort Lauderdale, FL, *Rockford, IL, and *Thornton, CO before his family finally settled in OKC, in 1968. He graduated from SE High School 1969.
He attended OU for two years before beginning his career at SW Bell Telephone. He started as a service representative, worked his way up in the company and was an external affairs manager when he retired in 2000. During the 28 years he was with SW Bell he moved to Stillwater, OK, then Elk City, OK (where he met and married Stacey), and finally to Ardmore, OK. He finally completed his degree from SE OK State University while working for SW Bell.
Glenn and Stacey, the love of his life, were married June 3, 1987, and have 1 daughter: Taylor. Glenn has 3 wonderful children from his previous marriage: Trevor, Christy and Kevan.
Glenn supported and served in every community in which he lived. He was fully involved in various organizations:
Past Chair, Elk City Chamber of Commerce
Past Chair, Elk City United Fund
Past Chair, Elk City Economic Development Board
Past Chair, Beckham County Economic Development Authority
Past board of Trustees, Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Past board member, Oklahoma Arts Institute
Past board member, Oklahoma Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse
Past chair, Southern Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council
Past chair, Ardmore Communities in School
Past chair, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce
Past chair, Ardmore Development Authority
Past member, Oklahoma Academy for State Goals
Past chair, Plainview Foundation
Past board member, Plainview Foundation
Past editorial board member, The Daily Ardmoreite
Past guest columnist, The Daily Ardmoreite
Leadership Oklahoma, graduate Class IV
Member of the Board, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce
Past member of the Board, The Ardmore Children’s Shelter
Chairman of the Board, Ardmore Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Member, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Association
He retired from SW Bell telephone in 2000. After piddling around the house for a year, he went back to work and continued to work until his health forced him to retire again in 2016. His endeavors included,
Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, Industrial Training Specialist 2001- 2005
Imtech, Regulatory Affairs Manager 2006- 2010, SST (SW Silicon Technology), Regulatory Affairs Manager 2010-2016.
Before his health stopped him, Glenn loved his Saturday morning golfing adventures with Bill Stauffer, Thom McGuire, Dave Brenner, and others. Fun stories, both true and truth-adjacent have been shared throughout the years. He also loved a good college football game if it was OU and they won.
Friends and family was the most important thing to Glenn. He loved his kids and his grandkids and enjoyed spending as much time with them as he could. He was happiest when he and Stacey were finally able to move to the OKC metro area in March 2019 where they were closer to all the kids and grandkids.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to The Community Children’s Shelter, 15 Monroe St. NE, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Services to celebrate his life will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 3, 2020 in the chapel of Buchanan Funeral Service in Oklahoma City.
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