Plummer, Glen Brown

June 24, 1934 - June 8, 2016

Glen Brown Plummer peacefully passed from his Earthly life as he had lived with laughter and courage on Wednesday morning, June 8, 2016. As Pooh held one hand, God mercifully took the other calling him home.

Brown was the eldest by five minutes of identical twins born to Ernest Deane Plummer and Ethel Elizabeth Brown of Marianna, Arkansas. His parents and siblings: Bruce, Charles, Alfred, Elizabeth, and Lois preceded him in death.

Brown was born on June 24, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from high school in Marianna. After attending two years of college, Brown was accepted into the Air Force Cadet Program. Upon receiving his wings, he flew the C124 Globemaster between Thule, Greenland, Europe and North Africa. Brown returned to complete his degree at the University of Arkansas while flying in the Air Force Reserve where he achieved the rank of Captain. January 1961, Brown became a pilot for Delta Airlines, retiring after thirty-three years as an international Captain on the L-1011.

Brown is survived by his wife, Sallie Watson Plummer, PhD. (Pooh), the love of his life. Beloved children, Valerie Canon (Chip Armstrong), Jennifer Christensen (Eric) and Jack Day Watson, III. He cherished his Godchildren, Sam, Saura, and Christian.  Brown was the proud grandfather of Sean, Clay, Allison, Drew, and Harper. A loving extended family and lifelong friends mourn his passing. His fur babies and vigilant companions Teddy, Tillie, Figg, and Tigger are lost without him.

Brown loved the Arkansas Razorbacks, Hawaiian sunsets, Santa Fe sunrises, summer visits to Chatham on Cape Cod and Broadway musicals. Having seen the world, he preferred spending time at the lake enjoying the beauty of his Father’s world. He was happiest on the road with his Airstream and the “world’s best camping dog,” Roy. We take comfort in knowing their reunion at the Rainbow Bridge was joyous.

Brown was a dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteer driver, treating each one on his route with the utmost respect and care for their well-being. He was a longtime advocate for the North Texas Food Bank, having twice co-chaired the Food 4 Kids campaign with Pooh. Feeding the hungry of his community was a moral imperative for him.

Brown’s service will take place, Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 2:00 P.M. at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas at Colgate, Dallas. A reception will follow.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Community Hospice whose exceptional care allowed Brown to remain at home with comfort and dignity, Lalan Wilfong M.D., and the staff of Texas Oncology, Ganesh Raj M.D. PhD., and his staff at UT Southwestern who made this journey with us.

Devoted housekeeper, Sonia Esquivel, and her loving family who kept us going in the very darkest times. Their care and concern for us is unending and a blessing in Brown’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the organizations of Brown’s choosing: North Texas Food Bank, 4500 S. Cockrill Hill Road, Dallas, TX 75236-2025, , VNA Meals on Wheels, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75235, or to Community Hospice of Texas, 1341 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 210E, Dallas, TX 75247. Please leave family condolences at

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

8 replies on “Plummer, Glen Brown”

Hugh Piper says:

Brown was my best man at my wedding in Peoria, IL in Dec. 1969. We maintained loose contact from high school through the years. I always considered him a good and true lifetime friend. My condolences to Pooh and the family.

Bruce Beavers says:

I am sorry to hear of Brown’s passing. I had the pleasure of flying with him for many years when I was based at DFW. He was a real professional, a joy to fly with and someone I always admired.
Capt Bruce Beavers

Jim Garner says:

I flew off and on with Brown on several different aircraft. I always looked forward to flying with him. He was one of my favorite guys to fly with. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Capt. Dick Barrett says:

Oh my. Brown was one of my very favorite people. I enjoyed serving with him as a Delta pilot and friend. He us a fine person that we will all miss.

Cheryl and Frank Pitts says:

We will miss you Brown Plummer! We so enjoyed our talks at the Lake sitting on those hard concrete benches! Heaven is better off because you are there…

Joe Reid, Secretary, DGW says:

On behalf of the Delta Golden Wings we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brown. In addition to his outstanding career, Brown was a member of DGW in his retirement. We thank him for his loyalty to retired Delta Pilots.

Patti Hetzel Parker says:

Val — My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.


Pat Ritchie Nease says:

I knew Brown in the “good ole days”of flying out of MSY. Brown also flew with my husband,we always enjoyed time spent with him off and on the airplane.A great guy. Pat Ritchie Nease

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