Glen Nelson “Moon” Mullens
Glen Nelson “Moon” Mullens, 90, previously of Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away on August 13, 2019 at the Hays Good Samaritan Society. He was born April 14, 1929 at home in Foster, OK to JR and Edna (Smith) Mullens, the first of four children. Glen was a graduate of Elmore City High School. On December 24, 1949 he married Inetta Burgin in Duncan, OK. They celebrated 66 years of marriage and were blessed with two children.
While Glen was working in a grocery store in Duncan, he met Earl P. Halliburton, who extended an invitation to join Halliburton Services. Glen worked for Halliburton in many different positions for the next 42 years. His Halliburton years included stops in Duncan, OK, El Dorado, Hays, Russell, Atwood and Hill City, KS as well as McCook, NE. He ended his career with Halliburton in Dumas, TX as their District Manager.
During Glen’s life he was always known as “the boss”. During WWII, at the age of 14 Glen was a school bus driver for Garvin County. While driving the bus one day a teacher riding on the bus was smacking her chewing gum. Politely, Glen told the teacher to stop smacking her gum. She continued. Glen told the teacher that “she had better quit smacking her gum or she will need to get off the bus”, the teacher continued. Glen slammed on the brakes stopping the bus, opened the door and asked the teacher to get off the bus or he would help her off. The teacher exited the bus and Glen left her in the dust!
Glen has touched more lives than his family and friends will ever know. While living in Hill City, KS Glen had taken his company car to the service station to get detailed. When Glen later arrived to pick up the car he went inside the station and asked for the young man who had worked on his car. The young man came walking outside with Glen, he told the young man, “You see all the dirty spots on this car? I will be back in one hour”. In one hour, Glen returned, and the car was sitting out spotless. Glen found the young man and said, “A person that picks up a spotless car like this will come back a second time. A person that comes to pick up a car like it was an hour ago may never come back”. Glen pushed this type of work ethic on everyone he met (whether you liked it or not).
His greatest love in life was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A close second was the Pecan Farm in Foster near where he grew up. Some of his hobbies included mowing at the farm, golfing where he proudly achieved 3 holes in one, and later in life having coffee with guys. Glen was a devout Christian and loved reading the bible and sharing his thoughts with others. Glen recorded himself reading the bible to share with his family, which they will treasure forever! In his younger years he would often lead singing at church services. Glen’s children said they never listened to radio in the car growing up, they would sing wherever they drove.
Survivors include two children Glenna Alm (Thomas) Hays, KS and Ralph Mullens, Spring, TX. Four grandchildren; Stacie (Alm) Zimmerman (Eric) Hays, KS, Jason Alm (Raina) Hays, KS, Meredith (Mullens) Muerer (Chris) San Marcos, TX, Kristen (Mullens) Khazzoum (Nick) Houston, TX; Six great-grandchildren; Benjamin, Brady & Boston Zimmerman, Reed and Kennedy Alm, and Reid Khazzoum. One sister; Juanice Romine of Altus, OK, and one brother in law; Roundy Layton of Lindsay, OK.
Glen was preceded in death by his wife; Inetta, his parents; JR and Edna Mullens, one brother; Manson Mullens and one sister; Arletha Layton.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 24th, at the Foster Church of Christ in Foster, Oklahoma. Burial will follow in the Foster Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 on Friday at the Wooster Funeral Home in Elmore City, OK and from 9:00 am until service time on Saturday at the church. Refreshments will be served at the Mullens Pecan Farm after the graveside services.
Memorials are suggested to Foster Cemetery Fund
P.O. Box 4753
Foster, OK 73434
Condolences and memories of Glen may be shared with the family at www.haysmemorial.com