Elzie Glenn Whitlock, 80, operated Whitlock Brothers Inc.

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Elzie Glenn Whitlock
Elzie Glenn Whitlock

Elzie Glenn Whitlock, 80, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017. He was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Pulaski, Va., and was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Elzie and Marion Martin Whitlock.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Faye Green Whitlock, and their children, Michelle and Charles Olsen, Michael and Kimberly MacKinnon and Melissa and George Byrd; six grandchildren, Lara and Justin Bush, Tamra and David Murray, Tristian Barnes, Rory and Terah Byrd, Stephen and Casey Byrd and Taylor Byrd; and eight great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his many friends.

Glenn graduated from Churchland High School, attended North Carolina State University, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and his Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. He taught for the University of Maryland on military bases in the Far East for three years before returning to the Tidewater area to run the family business, Whitlock Brothers Inc.

He continued to teach at various colleges and universities, including Old Dominion University, during the next 45 years in a part-time capacity, while also pursuing advanced degrees in mathematics at ODU. He was passionate about the running of his business, creating many guidelines to measure and assure success for his employees. He enjoyed power-lifting, flying, fishing, sailing, travel and ‘dude’ ranching. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and a loyal and steadfast friend.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, 3445 Princess Anne Road. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. Burial will follow in Colonial Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund, 4550 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Condolences may be offered to the family at hollomon-brown.com.