Glenn Eugene Cuerington, 80, passed away at Coral Rehab and Nursing of McGregor, Texas on Monday, July 31, 2023. Originally from San Antonio, he had lived in the Waco area for the past 30-plus years, and in McGregor for the past one and one-half years.
Glenn will be interred in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Jon Honea officiating at a graveside service.
Glenn was born on April 2, 1943, to Isaiah Medford Cuerington and Eddye Lucille (Gordon) Cuerington in San Antonio, Texas. His mother died when he and his sister were very young. He attended Holy Cross Private School in Austin through the sixth grade, then moved to San Antonio where he lived with his grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Kyle Bellinger, and near his maternal great-grandfather, Ed Kyle. He also enjoyed summers spent with his paternal grandparents, Aaron Magellan and Mary Williams Cuerington, along with many Cuerington cousins at the Branchville, Texas homestead.
During high school, Glenn was in the ROTC, and he graduated from Breckenridge High School in San Antonio. He entered the U.S. Air Force in April 1966 and worked in air traffic control. Afterward, he became a medical lab technician. He served through April 1970 when he received his honorable discharge.
Glenn continued his education and received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University in Houston, where he also worked toward a master’s degree. He worked in the medical field in the seventies at the VA Hospital in Houston, the University of Houston, and the Baylor College of Medicine. While a student, he served as President ProTempore of Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. He later worked for ARA Environmental Services, and as a co-ordinator at the Martin Luther King Jr. Foster Home in Houston.
Glenn was married during a period of time to Angela V.F. Mina Cuerington, and he was delighted at the birth of their son, Aaron. While living in San Antonio, Glenn joined the New Life Baptist Church under Pastor Dr. Wilkerson. Glenn's favorite Bible scripture was Psalm 91:1 - "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty". (... ......through verse 16) - "with long life will I satify him, and shew him my salvation."
He is survived by his son, Aaron Cuerington, twin granddaughters, Amy (husband Cesar) and Ashli (husband Erik) and their mother, Gaye Eileen Hawkins Cuerington; his sister, Patricia (Monroe) Thompson of Austin; 2 nieces, Phyllis Thompson (Paul) Cartwright and Cynthia Thompson; great-niece, Alannah Dwyer; and great-nephews, Tyler Cartwright and Collin Cartwright; and a host of loving cousins.
The family wishes to express their appreciation for the kind care provided Glenn by Coral Rehab and Nursing Home and especially to Laura Hurd, LCSW, of Central Texas Veterans Health Care Systems for her assistance.