Funeral services for Mr. Glenn Edgar VanCoevering will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. The Rev. Kyle Peters will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.
Glenn Edgar VanCoevering was born January 20, 1940 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to the late William Adrian and Beulah Murphy VanCoevering. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on September 24, 2013 at his beloved home in Collinston.
Mr. VanCoevering was a graduate of both Perry High School and Oklahoma State University. He received degrees in electrical, mechanical and instrumentation engineering. Glenn was happily married to Barbara Ann Patch since 1958 and the father of three children.
Mr. VanCoevering was an Eagle Scout and leader in the local Boy Scouts organization for several years. He retired as the Power Plant Superintendent from International Paper Company after 34 years of service. He was also the owner of Apollo Properties.
Glenn loved German Shepherds and had several as pets through the years. In 1974, he was an obedience instructor at the Mobile Bay Dog Training Club.
In 2009, Glenn and Barbara were honored in the Cotton Festival Parade for their community involvement. October 24, 2009 was designated as Glenn and Barbara VanCoevering Day.
His hobby was woodworking. His last major project was to build his own house using lumber from the trees on his property for the cabinetry. It was here that he enjoyed exploring his land in his ATV with his loyal dog, Buddy.
Mr. VanCoevering is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Patch VanCoevering and his three children, David VanCoevering, Keri VanCoevering Hindmon and Paul VanCoevering and his wife, Melissa Lynn VanCoevering. He is also survived by two brothers, Darrel VanCoevering and his wife, Michelle Girts VanCoevering and Lary VanCoevering and his wife, Lynn McCormick VanCoevering; seven grandchildren, Crystal VanCoevering Harris, Teri VanCoevering Lingfelt, Michelle Lewis, Ross Hindmon, Jessica Hindmon, Taylor VanCoevering and Jacob VanCoevering and seven great-grandchildren, Harlee Harris, Kayte Harris, Natalie Alexander, Hannah Alexander, Jordan Lingfelt, Joseph Lingfelt and Mallory Nugent.
Friends serving as pallbearers are Mike Peevy, Leroy Cureington, Ricky Curtis, Rusty Gean, S.E. Thompson Jr. and Gene McAllister
Serving as Honorary pallbearers are longtime friends, Flint Robertson, Bill Landry, Marvin Wallace, Neal Young and Robert McClusky.
For those who wish, the family suggest planned memorials be made to the Morehouse Parish Humane Society, P.O. Box 87, Bastrop, Louisiana 71221.