November 17, 1931 — December 31, 2011

This week all posts will pay tribute to and provide remembrances of this giant of a Howard fan and scholar who entered the hallowed Halls of Valhalla too soon. So join us as we celebrate the life and work of Glenn Lord.


Glenn Lord passed away on December 31, 2011. He was born on November 17, 1931 to the union of LeRoy and Lurline Lord in Pelican, LA.  Glenn served his country dutifully during the Korean War.  He retired from Champion Paper. He was also famous in own right as literary agent for Robert E. Howard.  He is preceded in death by his parents.  Glenn is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lou Ann and son, James Lord and wife Lynn and daughter, Glenda Felkner and husband Andy.  He is further survived by four grandchildren, Stephen Cupples, Alan Nabors, Danielle Smith and Ryan Smith.  Glenn was a member of Spirit Life Church of God. Reverend LeRoy Butts will officiate services and final interment will be at Rosewood Memorial Park with honors well deserved.

Funeral Arrangements:

Glenn’s funeral will be Thursday, 10:00 am, at the Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Boulevard, Pasadena, Texas 77503. Phone: (713) 920-2171. Website: There will also be a viewing on Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Burial will be at Rosewood Memorial Park Cemetery, 2602 S. Houston Avenue, Humble, Texas 77396.

Sign the Guestbook

Links to Online Tributes

Thoughts About Glenn Lord by Mark Finn

Glenn Lord — 1931 — 2011 by Dennis McHaney

The First Scholar Passes by Al Harron

Glenn Lord, 1931 — 2011 by James Reasoner

Glenn Lord, Nov. 17, 1931 — Dec. 31, 2011 by Barbara Barrett and John O’Neill

RIP Glenn Lord by Keith West

Glenn Lord, The Greatest Howard Fan, 1931 — 2011 by Al Harron

Glenn Lord 1931 — 2011 by Dave Hardy

Obituary: Glenn Lord by Steven Silver

Glenn Lord (1931 — 2011) at Locus Online

Glenn Lord: Another Giant Passes by Mike Chomko

Two-Gun Bob: Into the West by Don Herron

Godspeed, Glenn Lord by Brian Murphy

Glenn Lord, Howardian Herald 1931 — 2011 by Chris Gruber

On the Passing of Glenn Lord by Frank Coffman

Glenn Lord the Man Who was My Footprints by David Houston

Robert E. Howard scholar and publisher, Glenn Lord, dies from BFS Website

Glenn Lord, November 17, 1931 — December 31, 2011 from THEBOOKISHOWL.COM

Glenn Lord: 1931 — 2011 by Patrice Louinet (in French)

He was Our Great and Gracious Friend by Bill Cavalier

Listen to an Interview with Glenn Lord

If you would like to send your condolences to Glenn’s family,  you can mail them to:

The Lord Family
P.O. Box 775
Pasadena, TX 77501

Read Glenn’s Biography

Anniversary: Glenn Lord and The Howard Collector

We have Dennis McHaney to thank for this tribute published on Glenn’s 80th birthday. This handsome volume focuses on Glenn as agent, author and editor, and his ground-breaking Howard journal, The Howard Collector. This anthology contains tributes from Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Roy Thomas, Dennis McHaney, Patrice Louinet, Fred Blosser, James Reasoner, Frank Coffman, Rusty Burke, Leo Grin, Paul Herman, Bill Cavalier, Damon Sasser, Barbara Barrett, and Rob Roehm, plus a history of The Howard Collector with index by McHaney, and five works of Howard fiction from the pages of that journal This book is available in both hardback and paperback from

Now more than ever, this is a must-have for any fan of Glenn and Howard.

Thanks go to Bill Lampkin of ThePulp.Net for loading up the audio interview with Glenn linked above.
(This post updated 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7 & 1/8)
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1   Dave
January 4th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

My small write up on a man I owe so much. Thank you TGR for letting me know the man that was Glenn Lord. Enjoyed all the pieces on him. RIP.

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