Glen Radley

June 27, 1934 - December 16, 2021


If you are reading this story in the Beaumont Enterprise, you are reading the Obituary page, and this is my last story. I will be joining my beautiful wife, Joyce, celebrating our sixty plus wonderful years together. Joyce is the love of my life, and I am looking forward to our eternity together.

Surviving are our loving and caring daughters, Karen Rae Radley Nygaard and husband, Dennis and Dena Kay Radley Saltzman; brother, Robert Rhea and wife, Beverly; and grandchildren, Shannon Elkins and wife, Jennifer; Wendy Russell and husband, Victor; and Ginny Lowe and husband, Dillon; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Elkins, Emily Johnson and husband, Justin, Lauren Elkins, Isaac Russell, Juliana Elkins, Eli Russell, Graham Elkins, Levi Lowe; and great-great-grandchild, Beckham Thibodeaux; and numerous nieces and nephews.

I am pre-deceased by my father, Ernest Elmer Radley; mother, Virginia Ruth Radley; brother, Charles Everett Radley; and brother, Joe Howard Radley.

We moved to Beaumont, Texas, in 1944 when I was in the fourth grade, returning to Sour Lake the following year. Growing up in Sour Lake, the days were different because we made our own fun. TV and the internet didn’t exist, but our imagination was a buzz! I worked for Sun Pipeline and Sun Oil Co. for eighteen years, leaving Sun in 1970 to work twenty-one years with Radley Electric, Inc. I was raised Baptist, had a brief stint as Methodist and became Catholic in 1971. I am a Third and Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. I have attended Mass fairly regularly, so I hope to have my funeral celebrated with happy music at Our Lady of Victory in Sour Lake, Texas, with interment at Rosedale Cemetery on Old Beaumont Road.

On a final note, from George Burns’ song: “I wish I was eighteen again, going where I have never been! I’ll never again turn the young ladies’’ heads or go running in the wind . . .” Please play “Rhapsody in Blue” and “I Will Forever Love You!”  Lastly, play our favorite waltz, “Jolie Blon!”

My soul belongs to God, and I pray that I am received in His heavenly abode.

P.S. If I have caused hurt or discomfort, please forgive me.

-Glen Radley

A gathering of Mr. Radley’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 5:30 p.m., Monday, December 20, 2021, at Broussard’s 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 225 West Barkley, Sour Lake. His interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 20, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Christian Vigil

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 20, 2021
  • 5:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
  • 210, West Barkley Street, Sour Lake, Texas, 77659,
  • December 21, 2021
  • 10:00 am


Rosedale Cemetery
  • 635, Old Beaumont Road, Sour Lake, Texas, 77659,

Comments (7)

    Shannon Garrod says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family as they mourn Glen’s loss, but I rejoice in knowing he is in Heaven with Joyce.
    God bless, Shannon Garrod

    Jeanetta Burleson says:

    Karen and Dena, my greatest and deepest condolences go out to you all. Your parents were the sweetest and most loving couple I’ve met. It was a pyre joy working with them and they will be greatly missed. You guys are in my prayers.


    Prayers are with the family- now Joyce & Glen are together again.

    Barbara Fesco says:

    So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man, who came from a Blessed Family. They were special to me and on there many visits to the restaurant I usually had to have a look at his many photos. Never a cross word between these two love birds. I am so thankful to have had been friends with this family along with DOT MORGAN WHO IS MS. JOYCE’S SISTER.

    Christine and Robert Voan says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. But may you find comfort knowing he was ready to go to his heavenly home. May God bless.
    Love ,support, and prayers

    Bonnie Greak Whitehead says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother and dad were very special people and always greeted me with a smile and a hug. I know they’re smiling together now. Hugs and prayers to you.

    Michaelene and Don Green says:

    Glenn will be truly missed, such a kind and caring man.
    Now he will be with his sweet Joyce.

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