Glen Austin Swindell

Glen Austin Swindell, 78, of Dickinson, entered into eternal life on July 16, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his devoted family. He was born on October 16, 1938 in Yarnaby, Oklahoma to Troy and Celeste (Hamby) Swindell, who preceded him in death. In 1947, he moved with his parents, brother Don, now deceased, and sister Netha, to Dickinson.
In 1956, Glen graduated from Dickinson High School as class president and class favorite.
In 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Katherine Menotti. Glen and Mary celebrated their 60th Diamond wedding anniversary on February 16, 2017 with a Mass at Shrine of the True Cross, Father Larry Wilson blessed their marriage.
In addition to Mary he is survived by his sister Netha Moore and husband Stanley of League City, Texas, brother in law Jack Menotti Jr. of Dickinson, sister in law Camella Menotti of Fort Worth, Louise West of Carrollton, and Linda Menotti of Dickinson. Daughters include Theresa McNutt and husband Scott, Tammy Dittrich and husband Greg, and Jacquelyn Garrett, all of Dickinson. Barbara Faraca and husband Jay of Spokane, Washington. Grandchildren include Blake and Bryan Parson, Chelsey Morales and Krista Dittrich, Brett Wallace and Rose Morales, Daniel Lopez, Mandi Ritchie and Clint Lopez. Also 15 great-grandchildren.
Glen was a man of many talents. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling all over the U.S. with his wife Mary. He also excelled in sports. In 2001, Glen was inducted into the Dickinson High School Hall of Honor for his accomplishments in baseball.
Professionally, he was a member of the IBEW #527 for 59 years. During 33 years of that time, he was employed with Crescent Electric Co. While at Crescent he served as Vice-President of Crescent Electric and Crescent Equipment Companies, as well as on their boards. He was a board Member and director for the National Electrical Contractors Association. Glen was also a founding director for the Contractors Safety Council of Texas City where he was recognized with several awards. During that era, Glen was a director for the Joint Apprentice Training Committee as well. After retiring from the electrical business, Glen and Mary opened Dickinson’s only Kwik Kar and Lube on Highway 517.
Personally, he was a member of Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church in Dickinson. He was a former member of the Dickinson High School Parent Advisory Council and the DISD District Facility task force.
There will be a vigil at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The service will be held at Shrine of the True Cross Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM with interment following at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas. In lieu of flowers, family request donations to Shrine of the True Cross Bldg. Fund, 300 FM 517 E., Dickinson, TX 77539.
Serving as pallbearers will be Louis West, Mike Menotti, Mac Menotti, Troy Moore, Bill Godfrey, and Ron Morales.


  1. The Swindell Family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to UTMB Galveston, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, & their Hospice team for their compassionate hearts.

    Theresa McNutt
  2. A wonderful man of honor and character, and neighbor for almost 15 years. My family is blessed to have had Glen and Mary as our neighbors in St. Edmunds Green. They moved in right after we did, they saw my children grow up and shared in life’s joys with us. Our prayers are with the Swindell family. God Bless!
    Scott and Jude Carriker (and family)

    Jude Carriker
  3. To all my beautiful Swindell family. I pray for your peace and healing since the passing of your dear patriarch Glen. Each of you will walk this path of grief alone and at your own pace but lean on each other and know that there are many friends and family praying for you all. Much love from the Wests. Rest in Peace Uncle Glen. We know you are truly rejoicing in heaven.

    Cindy Godfrey
  4. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek, and may the soul of your loved one Rest In Peace.

    Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Robert & Katie Taylor (and family)

    Katie Taylor
  5. To the Swindell Family:
    You have my deepest sympathies. May God bless all of you .
    To Tammy I send Love, Mrs. Veasey

    Veanna Veasey
  6. My fondest memory is at my wedding when he realized I was barefoot. He was a kind man and I loved him from the day I met him. Glad I can be a part of the Menotti Family. Mac is honored to carry on his middle name. We love y’all.
    Mac and Sussie Menotti

    Sussie Menotti

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