The Obit For Glenn Perdue

Orren Perdue
(1926 - 2012)

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on May 2, 2012

PERDUE, JR. Orren Glenn ("Glenn"), age 85, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away at home on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

A private graveside service was held at Greenwood & Serenity Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Tuesday, May 1st with Reverends Claude E. McRoberts III and S. Michael Howell presiding.

Glenn was born in Montgomery, Alabama on May 26, 1926 to Orren G. Perdue, Sr. and Mary Virginia Sconyers Perdue. The second of three children, he grew up in Montgomery and attended Starke University School.

In his twenties, he became a professional baseball player and later worked for P. Lorillard Company, retiring after 31 years.

He married Betty Seymour Perdue on December 24, 1953 in Montgomery.

Glenn Perdue's life was all about his love and devotion to family and friends. He and Betty were completely devoted to each other throughout their 58 years of marriage. He was a man who made friends easily and, like the Apostle Paul, he loved his friends sincerely and was devoted to each of them. Glenn was a long-time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. He worked tirelessly with several clubs and was a member of various charities and foundations. He was the organizer for several Oak Park and Starke University School reunions and was prominent in helping them receive official historical recognition.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother-in-law Ralph Stanford Sr. and his sister-in-law Carolyn Seymour.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Betty, his sister Mary Virginia Perdue Stanford, and his brother Allen Perdue. He also leaves his devoted brothers-in-law Wallace Seymour, Terry Seymour, and Warren Mitchell and sisters-in-law Winnie Mitchell, Lynn Seymour, and Peggy Perdue as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.

For those who wish to honor his life and memory, the family suggests any donation in his honor be made to the Jackson Hospital Foundation, Trinity Presbyterian Church, or the charity of your choice.