Charles Glenn Sargent
Charles Glenn Sargent, 23 year old teacher and coach at
Rome Consolidated grade School at Dix, collapsed at his desk
in a classroom at 3:10 pm yesterday and died suddenly.
Mr. Sargent was sitting at his desk and talking to students
in the classroom, shortly before close of the school day, when
he was stricken by an apparent heart attack. The death of the
well liked young teacher and basketball coach came as a shock
to his many friends in Dix area and all of Jefferson County.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 pm at the Boyd
Christian Church, of which he was a member. The Rev. Wayne Shaw
of Bloomington, Ind. and the Rev. Glenn Hawkins of Dix will officiate
and burial will be in Boyd Cemetery. The body will lie in state at
the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call after 2:00 pm Sunday.
Mr. Sargent was born September 6, 1939 at Dix. the son of Lloyd and
Isabelle (Meadows) Sargent. He was a graduate of Rome consolidated
Grade School, Woodlawn high school, Mt. Vernon Community College and
Southern Illinois University. He was a Sunday School class teacher at
Boyd Christian Church. He was well known in this area as a basketball
coach and referee. Besides his parents, his is survived by three sisters,
Cleta Mae Sargent, Carolyn Kay Sargent and Connie Fay Sargent all at home,
and his grandmothers, Hattie Meadows and Ethel Sargent Jones, both of Dix.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Kiowana Hayes Ferguson