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The family of Glenn Shely Schoenmann would like to thank everyone who contributed to the great outpouring of love and patriotism during the return and burial of our brother and family member. After 62 years of separation and not knowing his plight, your kind expressions of support during this bittersweet occasion will never be forgotten.
We would like to thank the local, state and federal officials and agencies who supported our family including the US Army, Governor Bill Haslam, State Senator Janice Bowling, State Representative Charles Curtiss, County Mayor Lonnie Cleek, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and staff, the Tennessee National Guard Funeral Honors Team, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Nashville International Airport staff, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department, Grundy County High School faculty, staff, students, Grundy County Board of Education, all the participating fire departments with special recognition for the Palmer Fire Department for traffic control at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery.
Several non-profit and veteran service organizations also showed us an overwhelming amount of support such as the Patriot Guard Riders, Rolling Thunder, Men of White’s Battery for the cannon salute, and the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.
We also want to thank New Bluegrass Express, Ab Scott, Bill Thomas Wanamaker, Billy Terrill, Preston Cates and Big Don Hill for their musical tributes as well as Eric Dempsey who provided the sound system and prepared the tribute video.
We also want to recognize with sincere gratitude Rev. Willard Griffin and Brother Ray Winton for their sincere comments as well as Laager Methodist Church for the use of their fellowship hall and all who prepared food.
We will never forget the show of support as we drove through local towns in Grundy County and saw flags displayed as well as crowds of people who came to pay their respects as we departed and returned from the Nashville International Airport. Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative and Ben Lomand Connect also showed their support by using their trucks to wave the flag over Highway 108, which was an unforgettable sight.
On behalf of Edna Kilgore, Ernest, Raymond and Carl Schoenmann as well as Dale Layne along with the staff of Layne Funeral Home, Inc., we sincerely thank everyone for their kindness and support.
Tracy City, TN.