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Submitted by: Becky Rodgers
Dwight Eugene Gluck, 92, of Durant, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Dwight was born August 6, 1925 near Centralia, IL, son of Joseph A. Gluck, Mabel (Bonner) Moeglich and stepfather, Wilfred Moeglich. He married Lois Tressler on August 24, 1955 at Grottoes Methodist Church in Grottoes, Virginia.
In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is also survived by one son: Jonathan Gluck, of Chesapeake, VA; one daughter and son-in-law: Ruth and Ron Bennett of Durant; four grandsons: Ethan, Eric, Seth and Levi Bennett of Durant; 1 beloved sister-in-law: Marilyn Gluck of Centralia, IL; 4 nieces: Susan Gluck and Kathie Gluck of Centralia, IL; Kedra Gluck of San Jose, CA; and Debbie Esparza and husband Luis of Kingwood, TX; and 1 nephew: Gary Banks and wife Sherry of Austin, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Edna Gluck and Ruth (Gluck) Banks; three brothers: Joseph, Alvin and Arnold Gluck; and one still born daughter: Sylvia Gluck.
Dwight attended Centralia Township High School before being drafted by the US Army in November 1943 following 17 weeks of Basic Training. He was assigned to Gen. Patton's 3rd Army and fought the Germans in France in WWII from July-December 1944. At age 19 he was seriously wounded at Metz, France while on night patrol. He told the Lord he was too young to die and if He would let him live he would serve Him the rest of his life. In 1947 he joined the US Air Force enrolling in Instructor Training School. He trained with a team of specialists and visited various aircraft manufacturers in California and New York. This team taught various jet fighter aircraft all over the country during the Korean War at the grade of Technical Sergeant.
Much later, although he loved his work he remembered his promise to the Lord, resigned from the Air Force and in 1952 attended Bob Jones University for 7 years to study for the ministry. Although his plan was to re-enter the Air Force as a Chaplain the military lowered the age limit for Chaplains, creating one of his greatest disappointments. He served as an Assistant Pastor to Dr. Jack Hudson in Charlotte, NC. In 1969 he spent one year in Vietnam with the American Red Cross as an Assistant Field Director. His final occupation was a broadcaster for the Bible Broadcasting Network in Norfolk, VA for 18 years, reaching many for Christ through counseling.
Family Hour Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Holmes~Coffey~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. Funeral Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church with Bro. Darel Bunch officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron Bennett, Seth Bennett, and Jonathan Gluck.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murrray Funeral Home www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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