Not one for ceremony, his “no services” wish will be honored, and his reluctant acceptance of a spring memorial (his favorite season) will be announced at a later date. He served as an engineer in Vietnam and continued his military career helping to develop electronic systems in the SR-71 Blackbird and making early contributions to America's ICBM and UAV ('drone') capabilities.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation to the amazing, caring staff at Hospice Visions Inc., 1770 Park View Drive, Twin Falls, 83301. After retiring from the military, he taught for a short time before joining the Flying Tiger Line.
He is survived by Cheryl; son, Greg (Tina) Stevens of Spokane, WA; daughter Amy (Scott) Habberstad of Anchorage, AK; grandchildren Jake, Ben, Catheryne, and Jack; his “big sis” Marjorie (Eldon) Hooper of Logan, UT, and “kid” sister Lu Ann Farrar of Astoria, OR.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and son Jeff.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-dad, Harry Gledhill; son, David Merrill; infant brother, John C.