Glenn Dale Eddington, 89, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away October 4, 2016,
just three weeks short of his 90th birthday. He was born in Vinita Oklahoma
in 1926 to Shelby and Ruth Eddington.
One of eight siblings, his sole surviving sibling is Winston Eddington
of Dallas. Also surviving is Betty Posey, his long-time companion, as
well as her children, grandchildren, his and her nieces, nephews in their
Glenn grew up in Carter County and graduated from Zaneis High School in
1943. Shortly after high school, he enlisted in the Army, became a paratrooper,
and was slated to participate in the invasion of Japan when the war ended.
After being discharged from the Army, Glenn graduated from the University
of Oklahoma with a Petroleum Geology degree. For years, Glenn had a successful
practice as an independent geologist in Tulsa. He was highly respected
by his peers for his skill, hard work, impeccable character and amiable
A man of many interests, Glenn enjoyed trout fishing, birding, weekend
farming, world traveling, paleontology and, formerly, an occasional adult beverage.
A memorial celebration is pending at a farm outside Seminole, Oklahoma.