Glenn E. Heiney

Glenn E. Heiney, age 90, of Meridian, passed away on Friday morning, April 13, 2018, on his ranch after several very painful months battling cancer, after being diagnosed in late December. He never quit fighting.

Funeral services will be held on Sat., April 21, at 2 p.m. in the Riverside Baptist Church, 801 East Morgan Street, in Meridian with Rev. R. C. Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Meridian Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service time.

Glenn was born on August 28, 1927, in Herculaneum, MO and raised in Festus, MO. He served with the U. S. Army during WWII. Glenn worked as the farm manager for Golden Seed Company in Cordova, Ill for several years. Later he went into business for himself training horses and riders. He held horsemanship clinics across the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Switzerland and Israel. His life passion was working with people and horses. Glenn was blessed to live his life doing what he loved and being surrounded by many who loved him.  

He was united in marriage to Renée Sue Stephens on Feb. 14, 1982 in Joshua, Tx.  Glenn and Renée lived on their ranch just east of Meridian for years. He was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church in Meridian. Glenn was a true gentleman who always had a kind word for everyone.

He is survived by his wife Renée Heiney of Meridian; children William H. Heiney and wife Amy C. Heiney, of Meridian, Sandy K. Harlan of Hico, Glenn R. Heiney and significant other Debra K. Penny of Maple City, MI; four grandchildren Ben Heiney, Brian Heiney, Jennifer Saxton and Nichole Packnand three great-grandchildren Jordan Carpenter, Madison Carpenter and Anne Marie Saxton; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Josie Heiney; brothers Marion, E. P., Vernon, Raymond and Arnold Heiney; sisters Virgie Roth and Elsie Heiney.

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Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792

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