George Otto Glusenkamp passed away September 17, 2020 at his residence at the age of 92. He was born January 15, 1928 in Teaneck, NJ to the late George Otto Glusenkamp and Seena Hook Glusenkamp. He graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in 1944. After high school, he joined the US Maritime Service at the age of 16, serving as a 2nd Class Fireman in the engine room from 1944 to 1946. After his Honorable Discharge, he worked at IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York for four years before moving to MS and eventually opening George’s Tire Service in West Point. George served on the MS Regional Housing Authority IV for 50 years as the Clay County Commissioner. He was a long time member of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point.
He married the former June Beard and they were married for 43 years.
He is survived by his sons, Kevin Glusenkamp (Trudy) of Columbus, Scott Glusenkamp (Sherie) of West Point, Todd Glusenkamp (Lee Ann) of West Point; daughter, Karen Sullivan (Mark) of West Point; 7 grandchildren, Brian Glusenkamp, Heather Wilson, Matt Glusenkamp, Chasady Oswalt, Sam Glusenkamp, Marley Glusenkamp, Madison Glusenkamp; 8 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, June.
Due to Covid health concerns and restrictions the family will have a private service at the Episcopal Church with burial at Columbus Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brian Glusenkamp, Matt Glusenkamp, Sam Glusenkamp, Jake Glusenkamp, Brody Glusenkamp, Collin Coggins, Austin Coggins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Chandler, Kyle Chandler, Bill Sugg, Joe Stevens, Robby Pierce, Doug Colvin, Ed Holcombe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation PO Box 316 West Point, MS 39773 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital PO Box 1000 Dept. 42 Memphis, TN 38105.