Glenn Cornelius Shoaf went peacefully home on February 8, 2019 after living a full, vibrant life for 94 years.
He was born to Claudia Osbourn and John Lee Shoaf in Winston Salem, N.C. He is survived by his wife, Novella; his children Carolyn Moretz and husband George; Danny and wife Nancy; grandchildren; Sloane Moretz, George Ashley Moretz and wife, Nuha, Andrew Glenn Moretz and wife Langley, John Isenhour Shoaf and wife Julie, Mary McLain and husband Todd Godin, and great-grandchildren; Jasmine, George, Sawyer, and Myatt Moretz; Miriam, Micah Shoaf, and Daniel and David Godin. His sister, Ruth Conrad, of St. Petersburg, Fla. survives. His brother, Fred Shoaf preceded him in death.
Glenn was always a man on the move and a man of action. After spending some years in multiple profession, he and his brother and father-in-law began North Hickory Dyeing and Processing. He served in the position of President of the company for 35 years until his retirement. At that time, he began volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and was active for 25 years. Many others benefited from his ability to “fix anything” over the years. He loved to help.
Glenn and Novella were active at Bethany Lutheran Church for over 70 years. Glenn served as president of the Church Council multiple times. One of his favorite things was the Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible study. He loved singing praises to God, studying scripture and eating a big breakfast! However, dessert was probably his favorite main course.
Glenn was an avid golfer, and a good one. A golfing highlight for him was traveling to Scotland to play at the Saint Andrews Course. He also enjoyed traveling around the world for the first 10 years of his retirement. He and Novella experienced Israel, Greece, France, Germany and around the U.S. Their circle of friends was large and their enjoyment of life was great.
For all the many abilities Glenn had, his best was loving his wife of 75 years, his children, grandchildren and great grands. “Boppa” was always “acting out” with them having fun, shooting straws in the restaurant when he shouldn’t, and, in general, causing them to love him more. Glenn Shoaf was and is well loved.
The family will receive at 9:30 AM, February 11, 2019 at Bethany Lutheran Church with the service at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, Hickory, N.C. or the local Habitat for Humanity.
The family would like thank Carolina Caring, Amanda and Margarete, for their kind hearts, loving care and patience.