GON Writer Glen Solomon Passes At 52
GON writer Glen Solomon, 52, of Hazlehurst, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16 while on his way to Appling Health Care in Baxley with what he told his wife over the phone were chest pains.
Visitation and funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 18 at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Hazlehurst, Glen’s home church.
Glen’s relationship with GON began in November 2005, when he first met GON Editor Brad Gill at Chickasawhatchee WMA. Brad was featuring Glen and his public-land hog-hunting techniques. From that hunt, a work relationship flourished, and Glen began writing stories for GON in January 2007. His initial story was called, “60 Days of Extreme WMA Hog Hunting,” and the title certainly sums up Glen’s extreme passion for not only Georgia hunting and fishing but sharing it with a large fan base of readers.
Also on the Chickasawhatchee hog hunt with Glen and Brad were Glen’s good friend Don Wood and Glen’s son, Corey. Corey posted the below message on Facebook on Saturday, Aug. 17, the day after his father’s passing:
“I wanted to take a moment to fill everyone in on the situation as I sit out here in the woods talking to my dad and the Lord. Dad went by himself yesterday morning to Big Hammock WMA to hunt hogs on the second day of small game. Upon leaving, he called my mother and told her that he was having chest pains, and he was driving himself to the hospital. My mother was on the phone with him the entire trip. He drove himself all the way to the Baxley hospital where he fell unconscious as soon as he arrived, and mom filled in the nurses, who got to him as soon as he arrived. They were never able to bring him back.
“The cause of death was ruled as a blood clot that traveled into his lungs. Heart attack and stroke were ruled out. We are all still in shock as reality hasn’t set in yet. He will be greatly missed by all of us, as well as a lot of you guys. Thank you all for being great friends and fans of his. He truly adored all of you and your comments. And also, here is one more gift from him to us all. Upon picking up his truck, I looked in his cooler and there was a fresh, boned-out hog from the morning hunt. And while checking his phone, we found the pictures of the hog, along with an instruction video he made of how to bone one out on the ground just for you guys. Please pray for my family and his friends in this time.”
The picture of Glen and his hog is included in this article and the video of how to bone-out a hog on the ground are on Glen’s Facebook page.
The last video news story Glen did for GON was when he interviewed Kristen Peterson after she caught a 16-lb. bass.
Glen will not only be missed by a number of fans who enjoyed opening their GON and reading about what Glen was hunting or catching, but he had a great group of friends who enjoyed “Hunting on the Fly” with him, a technique of running from one WMA or public fishing hole to the next and collecting game and fish for the freezer.
“My heart is broken,” said Mark Williams, a close friend to Glen and his family. “The man who has taught me so much about life in the woods and water and life in the home and in the Lord was called to his heavenly home.
“All that was said at the funeral was good and uplifting about Glen and the life he lived. There was a lot of good to be said by him. There was no shortage of material for a eulogy.
“Glen was a Godly man, he was a funny man, he was a passionate man. He was a good friend to a lot of people, a close friend to a lot of people, even people who hadn’t even met him yet. He influenced their life in a big way.”
According to the Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home in Hazlehurst, Glen is preceded in death by his grandmother, “Ma” Jurell Solomon, mother, Patsy Anderson Solomon, and brother, Greg Solomon.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy Floyd Solomon of Hazlehurst; daughter, Candace Daniels (Jeffery) of Alma; son, Corey Solomon (Erica) of Hazlehurst; father, Wayne Solomon of Douglas; Aunt Frances Vickers of Ambrose; half-sisters, Latrice Solomon of Chauncey and Michelle Carter of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; half-brother, Wade Pritchard of Douglas; three grandchildren, Landon Solomon, Paisley Solomon, Madison Daniels, nieces and nephews also survived.
For more words on Glen, read Brad Gill’s post, which is also the Editorial in the September 2019 issue of GON.
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