Cleon “Glenn” Cupit

Cleon “Glenn” Cupit

Sept. 30, 1938-Dec. 7, 2015

Fritz Creek resident Mr. Cleon “Glenn” Cupit, 77, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital. Memorial services will be held at the Germania Masonic Lodge #46 in New Orleans, La., at a later date.  

Mr. Cupit was born Sept. 30, 1938, in New Orleans. He went to Lafayette Grammar School and graduated from Fortier Senior High and attended Tulane University, New Orleans, and LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Glenn was in the U.S. Army Reserve, Corp of Engineers in New Orleans. He moved to Homer on Nov. 5, 2015, living in Fritz Creek. Glenn also lived in Louisiana, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Zachary and Wilson. He worked for General Motors, Chevrolet Motors Division in Dallas, Texas, Banner Chevrolet in New Orleans, Courtesy Automotive in Baton Rouge and Automotive Technical Consultant in Baton Rouge. He retired from the Baton Rouge Community College in August of 2015. He was a member of Plains Masonic Lodge in Zachary, La.,, Olive Masonic Lodge in Clinton, La., Germania Masonic Lodge #46 in New Orleans and Lodge of Nine Muses Baton Rouge. He was past master of Germania #46 in 2009. Glenn was a member of the Southern Gentleman Model Boat Club, New Orleans, and crew chief for “Shazam” 7-liter hydroplane, Baton Rouge. 

Glenn was widely and lovingly known by many as a selfless, giving and knowledgeable man. He never met a stranger and it didn’t take long for him to make you feel like family. Whether it was his real family, Masonic family or racing family, he made all feel special and loved.

He possessed a wealth of knowledge of anything with a motor. He was the person who many turned to over his lifetime for advice and he always had an answer. He truly loved helping people accomplish projects and tasks that most would have considered impossible or impractical.

Glenn had a compassion and love for all animals. He could calm the wildest of creatures and make them a pet in record time. He never raised his voice or showed anger. There was always a calming presence wherever he was. That was one of the reasons so many were drawn to him.

“We have lost a great man, husband, father, brother and friend here on earth. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. He would want all to take what knowledge he has imparted and ‘Cackle on!’” his family said.

“Glenn’s last mission in life was to get him and his ‘Bride,’ Betty, to Alaska. He completed that mission. We love you! 

“We would like to thank the doctors, certified nursing assistants and nurses at South Peninsula Hospital for embracing us like family during Glenn’s illness. We will be forever grateful for your love and kindness.”

He was preceded in death by his father, Cleon L. Cupit, and mother, Nellie May Pearce Cupit. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty Bowman Cupit of Fritz Creek; daughter, Rene (Norman) Cupit Danford of Gainesville, Va., and Bethany (Zachary) Cupit Casey of Fritz Creek; son, Conrad (Tracie Rester) Glenn Cupit of Huntersville, N.C.; grandchildren, Jordan Cupit, Michael Danford, Katie Danford, Alexandra Casey and Glenn Cupit Casey; brother, Robert Miles Cupit of Baton Rouge, and sister in-law, Claudia Savoy of Prairieville, La.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. 

Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home & Cremation Services.