Arthur Glynn, age 88

Art Glynn

Arthur G. Glynn, 88, of Rapid City passed away January 16, 2016. Art, son of Michael and Gladys (Qualm) Glynn was born May 31st, 1927. He grew up on a cattle ranch with two brothers and one sister near White River. He graduated from White River High School in 1946, then with a football scholarship hitch hiked to the University of South Dakota and graduated with his BS in Teaching in 1950.  Later he received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Black Hills State University. He went on to earn Doctorate Credits at the School of Mines. 
After college he tried out for the Denver Broncos, making it to training camp where he was injured. He taught school and coached in Bonesteel for two years. He had an Equitable Life Insurance Agency for several years. 
In 1956 Art married Joyce A. Griswold in Belvidere where they resided until he started teaching and coaching in Interior. He taught a year in Wall before moving to Rapid City where he taught and coached at South Junior High then West Junior High until retirement. He loved coaching and some players went on to the Pros, and one to Olympic Wrestling. Young people and their activities were always a part of his life - Boy Scouts, baseball, track, football, basketball, child evangelism camps, church bicycle trips, International Students INC., fishing and camping. He was an avid gardener, fisherman, card player, and did construction work. He was a member of Parkview Evangelical Free Church, involved in Bible Studies, and Connection Group. Art helped to fund the main house on the grounds of Hope Village School for 500 students, through Bridges of Hope Inc., in Liberia, Africa. He was a member of the Senior Citizen Clubs, known for his sense of humor and laughter. Listening to three generations of Glynn’s laughing was quite an experience. 
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; son, Kent; daughters, Beth and Pam, all of Rapid City; son, Scott (Lisa) of Port Angeles, WA; one sister, Shirley Spain of Albuquerque, NM; one sister-in-law, Rosella Glynn of Winner; one brother-in-law, Richard Griswold (Patti) of Olympia, WA; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and their children. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Gladys Glynn; two brothers, Vernal and Derrill; and grandson, Jason Glynn.
Visitation was at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City from 5-7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 21 with a 5:30 p.m. time of sharing, and for one hour before services at the church.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Fri., Jan. 22 at Parkview Ev. Free Church in Rapid City, with the Rev. David Greenhood officiating. Following a luncheon at the church, interment will be at Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Rapid City.
A memorial has been established. Friends may sign Art’s online guestbook at

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