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Obituary of Glen Alan Onkst

Glen Alan Onkst, former City Commissioner and business owner, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the age of 61.

Glen Alan Onkst began his career working at his family's business "Piggly Wiggly" in Corbin, then went on and passionately pursued many careers, including working for the Corbin Police Dept., Whitley County Sheriff's Office, and owning his own business, "Freshmart Food Mart."  He also served for many years on the Corbin Tourism Committee, Varsity Club, and refereed area football games for over 30 years with his loving football crew.

Loved ones that preceded him and  cleared the path for Alan were his infant daughter Sarah Jordan, his parents William and Kathleen Onkst, and brother Billy Onkst.

He leaves behind one daughter Katherine Elizabeth Onkst whom he loved and cherished and was his heart and joy; brother Michael Onkst; many beloved nieces and nephews;  two aunts Joyce Anderson of Middlesboro and Sarah Hobbs of Alabama; Berna Onkst of Corbin; and  all of his many special friends and colleagues in Corbin.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service  held at Central Baptist Church, where Alan was a member, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 7, with Rev. Chad Fugitt, Marlon Sams and Joe House officiating.  Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Central Baptist Church from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Friday and after 10:00 A.M. Saturday.

Memorials are suggested to Central Baptist Church.

The Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for Glen Alan Onkst. Messages may be written to the family at

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