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 

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