Glenn R. Johnson, 80, retired as general counsel of Settlers Life Insurance Company

Glenn R. Johnson
Glenn R. Johnson

Glenn R. Johnson, 80, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Virginia Beach. Glenn was born in 1939 to the late Ernest and Hazel Johnson in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Johnson; parents; two brothers, Rudolph and Rubin Johnson; and stepdaughter, Jackie Baucom.

Left to cherish his memories are his children, Debi, Michelle, and her husband, Ken, Darlene and Michael, and his wife, Judy; brother, Donald, and his wife, Georgia; sister, Peggy Hinkle; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Glenn graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1957 as class valedictorian. He went on to obtain his law degree with honors from the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army as a captain in the Army Intelligence Corps and was a Vietnam veteran.

He authored the book, “Claim Cost Control in Health Insurance and Medicare,” served on President Reagan’s advisory committee, “Pre-Need Financial Funeral Planning and Medicaid,” first introduced guaranteed issue life insurance with graded death benefits in 1972 and retired as general counsel of Settlers Life Insurance Company.

A funeral service will be held at noon, Monday, Sept. 16, at Kellum-Rosewood Funeral Home, Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach with a visitation starting one hour prior with food and refreshments for guests. Interment will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park after the funeral service. Dr. Walter Yoho will be in charge of officiating the services.

Glenn was a member of Kempsville Baptist Church and Kings Choir. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to the Kings Choir of Hampton Roads, P.O. Box 15164, Chesapeake, VA 23328.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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