Glen Allen Blancett, 82 of rural Weir, died February 11, 2021 at his home. Born at home June 18, 1938, in Pittsburg, Glen was the son of Jesse and Juanita (Shields) Blancett. He attended Forest Park School, Lakeside School and graduated from Pittsburg High School with the class of 1956.
Glen and Nancy Shillcutt were united in marriage December 8, 1957 in Pittsburg. She survives of the home. Glen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg, the McDonalds Coffee Club and attended the Class of 1956 monthly get together.
Glen volunteered throughout his life with organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, First United Methodist Church and the Pittsburg High School Band Boosters. He spent a lot of years coaching in the J.L. Hutchinson Baseball Leagues for his son and was a YMCA basketball coach for his grandson.
Glen moved to California after graduation where he was employed by Rohr Aircraft Company in Chula Vista, Calif. working on B52 bomber engines. He also worked for a newspaper and did artwork and paste up for numerous papers, one being the Stars and Stripes Newspaper. Another job in California was working for M.L.A. Associates, painting scenery for television shows and movies. He also painted exhibits for the Seattle World’s Fair. He even got to meet Walt Disney personally while working on the movie sets. Glen moved back to Pittsburg and worked for Stockade painting trucks and signs for them and in 1970, he opened his own business Contempo Art. He painted signs, trucks, cars, anything that needed artwork on it. Some of his signs can still be seen in Pittsburg.
In 1975, he went to work for R.L. Bruce which installed proturf gym floors in 40 states, at most colleges. He also painted mascots in the middle of the floors of the gyms. He quit traveling to take a job at Midwestern Trucking in Fort Scott. He was supervisor of the Paint and Body Shop operation for them. In 1986, he moved to Dallas, Texas and worked for Mickey Hunt painting signs and stage backgrounds for wild life parks he owned in St. Louis, Mo.; Port Clinton, Ohio; and San Diego, Calif. In 1991 Glen moved back to Pittsburg and retired. In retirement, he continued his love for art and painted signs and banners for churches and organizations that needed help. He painted pictures and continued pinstriping of cars and trucks as he loved doing his entire life. His passion for fishing he continued also. He loved fishing his entire life. Glen loved people. He never met a stranger and prided himself on remembering people and places. He loved working on cars and trucks his entire life. He was a Ford man. He loved NASCAR and went to many races and met a lot of the drivers and owners. He even drove his own car on the Talladega Speedway. He loved all forms of racing where he used to race his own car at some of the local tracks when he was young. He said his most rewarding job was being a father, grandfather and great grandfather. In addition to his wife, Glen is survived by two daughters: Crystal (Doug) Gatewood of Galena, Mona (Kent) Brumbaugh of Weir and a son, Glen (Colleen) Blancett, II; and a sister, Brenda (Robert) Mishmash of Pittsburg along with 10 grandchildren: Amber (Reed) Sinkkink of Livingston, MT, Beau (April) Gatewood of Galena, Presley Blancett of McKinney, Texas, Jourdan Blancett of Dallas, Texas, Dalton (Molly) Schoonover of Rogers, Ark., Stephan Brumbaugh of Leavenworth and Erin Brumbaugh of Pittsburg and eight great-grandchildren. Glen was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Marvin, Bill and Paul Blancett. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the SEK Humane Society and/or the First United Methodist Church.