Billy Glenn

William B. Glenn

William Brittain Glenn, a Charleston fishing guide and conservationist, died Monday. He was 56. 

Glenn was born April 25, 1962 in New York, the son of Jonas B. Glenn and Bernadine Read Glenn. He was raised in downtown Charleston, graduated from College Preparatory School and attended the College of Charleston. 

He was a former Department of Natural Resources employee and became a well-known self-employed local fishing guide. His pursuits in fishing and customer service allowed him to become Orvis-endorsed. An Orvis endorsement ensured that Glenn's clients received world-class hunting and fishing experiences. As an Orvis-endorsed guide, he spent most time with his clients on turkey hunts and inshore fishing, though he was skilled in fishing offshore as well as in deer hunting. 

As an avid conservationist, he continuously worked and volunteered with land managers, professional foresters and wildlife biologists on nature-based projects. He focused primarily on those that supported sustainable natural resource management, such as fisheries, wildlife habitat and game populations.   

A regular mention in The Post and Courier fishing columns, Glenn also joined other regional professionals featured at area fishing seminars and expositions.

He is survived by his parents; his son, William W. C. Glenn and his sister, Elizabeth Glenn Thomas. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 67 Anson Street, downtown Charleston. Donations in Glenn's memory can be made to the Coastal Conservation League, P.O. Box 1765, Charleston, SC 29402.

Arrangements are being handled by James A. McAlister Funeral Home of Charleston. 

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