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John Glynn

d. April 5, 2024


John “Jack” Glynn was born on November 21, 1936, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Sadly, he passed away on April 5, 2024, after a sudden decline in his health.  

He is survived by his three sons, John Michael Glynn Jr (Margaret), Steven Glynn (Stacey), and Richard Glynn (Kathy), and grandchildren Evan Glynn (Maggie), Anna Moree (Corwin), Sarah Glynn, Erin Glynn, Adam Glynn, Riley Glynn, Davan Glynn, and Shayne Glynn, step-grandchildren Rob Mazelin (Karri), Tori Whitaker, Helena Myers (Evan), Nikki Aarts, and Mary Aarts.  Also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Mazelin, Knox Whitaker, Nova Whitaker, and Nadine Myers.  Jack’s family was his most treasured possession.  He is cherished by all who survive him.

Jack was predeceased by his wife, Joycelyn “Joy” Theriot Glynn.  Jack and Joy were New Orleans natives.  They met when Jack got out of the Navy in 1958, and Joy was a high school senior.  Between final exams, Joy and a group of girls went to eat at a place called Steve’s, where she caught Jack’s eye.  Jack had a convertible that caught Joy’s eye, and they began dating. A year later, on April 5, 1959, they were married.

Jack and Joy welcomed their first child three years after they were married, another son two years later, and another two years after that.  Jack was proud of all three sons, and anyone he met heard about each one of them.   His sons were all privileged to be by his side when he left this earth, and Jack would have wished for nothing greater than this.

Jack was retired from Shell Oil in Norco, Louisiana, where he was a shift foreman at the refinery.  

Jack was fun and full of love.  He never met a stranger.  Church, doctor appointments, restaurants, shopping, the dry cleaners, the pharmacy, the bank, or the gym were all opportunities for social interactions, and he brought a smile to the faces of all he encountered.  In addition to people, Jack had a soft spot in his heart for animals, and for cats in particular.  A lifetime fan of football, he could no longer play after knee surgery at age 17. Being a football fan remained his favorite pastime, and the Saints had his fierce loyalty year after year.

After a full and successful life in this world, Jack passed on his 65th wedding anniversary, and there was no place he would rather be than with Joy that evening.

His funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 10:00AM at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Foley, Alabama. Inurnment will follow immediately after the Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s honor to St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 601 W. Laurel Ave., Foley, AL  36535, or Safe Harbor Animal Coalition at their website: or mailed to S.H.A.C., PO Box 196, Foley, AL  36536.

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