Glenn Madison Head

Published 2:57 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Glenn Madison Head, who was an electrical engineer at Honeywell for 42 years, and was for more than two decades a loyal driver of the purple bus at Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Fla., died Friday in Dunedin, Fla. He was 75.

Glenn joined Honeywell in 1957, straight out of college.&bsp; Because of the nature of his work, his family often couldnt (and in some cases still cant) know the details, but Glenn and they were always proud of his involvement with the space shuttle and the Voyager and Gemini missions.

In the mid-70s, Glenn was one of the founders of the bus ministry at Calvary Baptist. He drove the purple bus through north Clearwater and south Dunedin, visiting families on Saturdays and picking children up on Sundays. Every Sunday morning, Mr. Head was there, opening the bus doors in welcome, living out in concrete action his firm conviction that every child is a child of God.

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Glenn was born on October 18, 1934 in Rutherfordton, N.C., received his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Carolina in 1957 and his masters degree from the University of Florida in 1967. Glenn was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Palm Harbor, Fla.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, M. Sue Gregory Head of Dunedin, Fla., and Maryville, Tn.; two beloved daughters, Marti Head of Wayne, Pa., and Debbie Fox of Tifton, Ga.; six grandchildren of whom he was inordinately proud, Douglas Creager of East Somerville, Mass., Rachel Creager-Allen of Mebane, N.C., Rebekah Fox of Louisville, Ky., Hannah Fox of Milledgeville, Ga., Sarah and Nathaniel Fox of Tifton, Ga.; and one brother, Robert N. Head (Marie) of Valdese, N.C.

Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Blanche Head, and by one sister, Sybil Henson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Glenns name to the Florida Baptist Childrens Home in Lakeland, Fla. (

Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Maryville, Fla. Entombment 10 a.m. Thursday at Grandview Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, Fla., 865-982-6041,