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Glen Edwin Nemecek

Glen Edwin Nemecek

Aug 13, 1939 - Mar 18, 2024

Glen Edwin Nemecek - Obituary


olonel Glen E. Nemecek, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend, and Airman, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2024. Glen was born on August 13, 1939, in Ft. Supply, OK. He was the son of Johnnie and Lucy Nemecek. Glen was a graduate of Ft. Supply High School and Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation from OSU, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in1961. He became a C-130 pilot who flew many combat missions and served in Vietnam. After a highly decorated and heroic military career, he retired from the Air Force on July 31, 1987. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, which was awarded for the rescue of two fighter pilots who ejected over extremely hostile territory in Southeast Asia. During his outstanding career he served in Vietnam, and later as the command pilot of Air Force Two, serving then Vice President Bush, as a proud member of the 89th Airlift Wing “SAM FOX”. He also had the honor to serve as the ROTC Detachment Commander at his Alma Mater. Upon retirement from the military, Glen was the coordinator of the aviation education program at Oklahoma State University from 1988-2003 where the Colonel Glen Nemecek Aviation Endowed Scholarship was named in his honor. He also served as advisor and flight coach to the “Flying Aggie’s”, one of the premier intercollegiate flying clubs in the nation. Go Pokes! Glen was married to Maureen Nemecek in 1969 in Gibraltar, U.K. They built their life serving others through military service and public education while raising two children. He enjoyed the great outdoors and various recreational activities to include fishing, golf, and sailing in his beloved boat, “Sevilla”. He loved spending time with his family in these various activities as well as serving his community in numerous leadership roles. Glen is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Lucy Nemecek, father-in-law Gene Frazier, mother-in-law Jane Frazier, brother-in-law Don Murphy, brother-in-law George Johnson, and nephew Thad Murphy. He is survived by his loving wife Dr. Maureen Nemecek, son David Nemecek and his girlfriend Kate Orloski, son Colonel John Nemecek and wife Diane, granddaughter Dr. Kylie Nemecek, grandson 2LT Johnnie Nemecek, grandson Jackson Nemecek, sister Carol Murphy, sister Mary Eva Johnson, nephew Gregg Johnson and wife Anita, niece Amy Marquet, nephew Mark Murphy and wife Donna, niece Dana Murphy, nephew Todd Murphy and wife Rita, and Mary Murphy. Celebration of life will take place on Tuesday, April 16th from 2:00-4:00PM at Ginger Cove Friendship Hall, 4000 River Crescent Dr. in Annapolis, MD. A burial with full military honors will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Folds of Honor. www.southtexas.foldsofhonor.org