Glen Howerton was an active member of the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. His beautiful sculptures and ceramics adorn the sanctuary of the Fellowship. His widow, Hilda, continues to participate in the active life of the Fellowship and continues to share her garden treasures in loving memory of Glen.
Glen was born in Galena, Kansas. He was a US Army veteran who served in WW II in the Army Corps of Engineers and participated in the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach. He taught art at Furman University for 21 years and retired as Emeritus Professor in 1988. He continued his artistic creations in his home studio. He won numerous awards in watercolor and ceramic sculpture. In 1989, the art department alumni and friends established the Glen E. Howerton Award, a scholarship for art students who demonstrate artistic merit, leadership and character.
Surviving are his wife, Hilda Drennan Howerton, formerly of Greenwood, SC, daughter Devery Howerton of Atlanta, step-daughter, Jacqueline Griffith Pressley of Cary, NC, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
A memorial service was held to celebrate Glen Howerton’s life at the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel on the campus of Furman University on November 7, 2008, followed by a reception at the Thomas Anderson Roe Art Building.