Ernest Glenn Logston, 87

CHESTER – Pastor Ernest Glenn Logston, who lived his life for the Lord and passed away with his wife of nearly 68 years at his side, left his earthly home at 8:04 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Stone Pear Pavilion in Chester, where he had resided recently.

He was born at home in Chester on Aug. 15, 1926, a son of the late Virgil E. and Amanda Nutter Logston. A graduate of Chester High School, he served as a gunner with the U.S. Navy in Guam and Saipan at the conclusion of World War II.

On July 20, 1946, he married the former Marjorie R. Asher, and together they shared a love for their family and their faith. Glenn and Margie often sang at funeral services and other church events, and enjoyed traveling; he considered his tour of the Holy Lands in 1964 one of the highlights of his life.

Glenn began his 50-year career as a pastor at the Church of Christ in Lisbon, and later served churches in St. Augustine, Fla., and Green Cove Springs, Fla. He retired to Springfield, Mo., before returning to this area in 2009. While he liked to play golf whenever he had the chance, much of his spare time was spent conducting devotional services at various nursing homes and sharing hope and a kind word with everyone he met.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Glenna Harrison and her husband, “Wes” of Parkersburg, W.Va., and a son, Dr. David G. Logston of Springfield, Mo. There are two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Harrison Wright.

Glenn also leaves behind two sisters, Mary Chaponis of Miami, Fla., and Mildred Leslie of Bridgeport, Ohio, along with a brother, Roy Logston, of Huntsville, Ala.

Two sisters, Helen Paden and Eva Ryder, preceded him in death.

Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Sunday, where the family will be present from 3-5 p.m., and also on Monday from 10-11 a.m.

Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday with Evangelists Charles Pugh and W. Terry Varner officiating. Burial will follow at Lisbon Cemetery. Family and friends will then return to the Dawson Family Center for a continued time of fellowship.

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