Glenvil McQueary, 80, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Born July 23, 1941 in Russell County, he was a son of the late Ruby Lee and Tina Flanagan McQueary.
Glen worked as a diesel mechanic and retired from the State Highway Department after more than 25 years of service. Even after retirement, he was always busy. Whether you saw him farming, or possibly at a yard sale, scouring for items he would later re-sell himself, he was a well-known figure in the community. Glen obtained his auctioneer’s license, then later his broker’s license, and established the business of McQueary’s Realty & Auction. He was a member of the Russell County Jaycees for almost 50 years. Glen was a familiar face to many “fair-goers”, especially those that enjoyed the mule pulling events, which he often judged here, and in other counties. He was a tremendous supporter of the Russell County Fair and being a Jaycee was always important to him. Glen once told his family “ I was put on this earth to help people, and when I can no longer be of help, then the good Lord can take me home.” He loved the people of Russell County and his life was a reflection of the last line of the Jaycee Creed – “Service to humanity is the best work of life.”
His beloved wife of 58 years: Christine George McQueary
2 daughters: Sharon (and Randy) Walker of Bloomington, Indiana and Teresa (and Barney) Bernard of Russell Springs, KY
4 brothers: Royce McQueary of Jamestown, Ronald (and Wanda) McQueary, Larry (and LaDonna) McQueary, and Jimmy (and Jeanie) McQueary, all of Russell Springs, KY
1 brother-in-law: Kuthbert Eastham of Russell Springs
4 grandchildren: Bailye Walker of Bloomington, Indiana, Devin (and Matt) Mayfield of Sellersburg, Indiana, Zachary Bernard of Lexington, Kentucky, and Justin Burton of Russell Springs
1 great-grandchild: Braxton Mayfield
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Eastham.
Funeral Service: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 10:00amCT at Bernard Funeral Home
Burial: Russell Springs City Cemetery
Visitation: Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 5:00-8:00pmCT at the funeral home and after 8:00amCT on Monday
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.