Glenn Davis Musser, 90, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family.
He was born on March 12, 1929, in Thomasville, GA, and was raised in Frankford, WV.
He attended Potomac State College and graduated from WVU in 1952. He had a certain selflessness, a quiet determination, and found his meaning in helping others. Even though he had traveled the world, there was no better place than Greenbrier County, WV. His favorite place was the swimming hole at Anthony Creek, where his papa would take the family after a long day’s work.
Many will remember him as their State Farm insurance agent. His office on Court St. in Lewisburg, WV, was practically an institution, as he was in business for 52 years. He retired in 2011 at age 81 when very few other businesses in Lewisburg had been in the same location for that long. Glenn devoted his life to public service and gave much of his time to community organizations including Red Cross, where he earned his 100 gallon pin for donating blood; Civil Air Patrol; Emergency Services; and Honorary Friend of WSS National Fish Hatchery. He was a Shriner, member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and the Greenbrier Historical Society. He was a member of the Frankford and Clifton Presbyterian churches. Among his favorite pastimes were bird watching, hiking, and cleaning up litter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Marshall Musser and Birdie Austin Handley Musser; and brothers, George, Charley, Billy, and Harvey.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Juanita Sampson Musser; siblings, Marshall Musser (Helen) of Lewisburg, Mary Nash of Abingdon VA, Jean White (Raymond) of Frankford, and Betty White (Harry) of Sylva, NC; the mother of his children, Mary Anne White Musser; children: Davis Musser II of Roanoke, VA, Sarah Austin Simpkins of Marshall, VA, Barbara Lynn Warner ( Dan) of Aurora, CO, Bruce Cameron Musser ( Pam) of Renick, WV, and Joseph Lee Musser ( Lorrie) of Lewisburg; grandchildren, James Livesay (Candie), Courtney Gotch ( Ben), Jessica Simpkins, Travis Simpkins (Petsy), Kaly Warner, Ryland Warner, and Gabriel Monte Luciano; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His family is extremely grateful for his caretakers for the past several years, Lynn Lingerman, with grandchildren Aubrey and Zander; Audrey VanBuren, Julian Burns, Lisa Taylor, and Jeannie Bostic, and caring neighbors, Jay and Gwen Bowling.
His most notable saying was “Carry On.” We are all left to carry on in his footsteps. He will be missed by his family and so many who knew him as a good man. We are saddened as so many from the golden generation are passing.
Glenn has donated his body to the Human Gift Registry program through the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM).
Funeral services will be held at the Frankford Presbyterian church on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Susan Sharp Campbell officiating.
In tribute to both his parents, Glenn’s son, Bruce, is hiking the Appalachian Trail for “A Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” To honor Glenn’s memory, his family asks that in lieu of flowers, anyone who wishes to donate, consider donating to Alzheimer’s Association, 1601 2nd Ave., Charleston, WV 25387, or online at alz.org/wv.
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Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.