Whitesburg KY

Services held for Glenn Douglas Damron

Funeral services for Glenn Douglas Damron, 79, of McRoberts, were held February 29 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Jenkins-Payne Gap Cemetery.

Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late Everette and Bess Kinney Damron. He was the father of the late Randy Damron, and a brother of the late Chuck Mitchell and Pat Smith.

Damron worked for Consolidation Coal Co. and Bethlehem Mines, starting out in the company store. Later, he worked in the engineering department; as section foreman; as mine foreman; as superintendent; and as director of safety. He was active in mine rescue work and was captain of two national mine rescue championship teams. He also served on the mine first aid teams. He received two honorary Kentucky Colonel certificates for his work in mine safety.

He was active in the community and had been working on improvements on the road between McRoberts and Dunham. He was a member of the Jenkins Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Bartley Damron; two daughters, Betsy Addington, Burdine, and Lisa Wiley, King, N.C.; three sons, Mike Damron, Lynchburg, Va.; Richard Damron, Jenkins; and Shawn Damron, Minot, N.D.; a stepson, Douglas Burke, Isom; 12 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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