On August 1, 2018 after months of battling cancer, Dr. Glen Brindley went to be with the Lord! If you were at the COS Meeting in Estes Park or live-streamed it, you saw a beautiful tribute and a powerful video from Dr. Brindley recorded a few days earlier. Dr. Brindley’s legacy is far-reaching. His teaching had a huge impact on the residents from Baylor Scott & White Hospital — one former resident said that every week he practices something that Dr. Brindley taught him. Even more significantly, his love for God and how he spoke into the lives of the residents and those he worked with will leave an indelible mark on them.
Ministries near to Dr. Brindley’s heart were Hope Pregnancy Centers, Inc., 2010 W. Avenue H. Temple, Texas 76504, Mid-Tex Young Life, P.O. Box 1784 Belton, Texas, and Temple Bible Church 3205 Oakview Drive Temple, Texas.
Please be in prayer for his wife, Nell, and his family.
Glen shared a poignant message with the COS Meeting attendees in Estes Park just recently.? You can watch this here:
Glen’s Brief Biography:
Glen was born on September 3, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee. His parents were Dr. Hanes and Julia Brindley. Dr. Brindley’s passing marks the end of an era of continuous patient care at Scott and White by the Drs. Brindley which began when his grandfather, Dr. G V Brindley, Sr. came to Scott and White in 1911.
Dr. Brindley married Nell Fischer Brindley (Nelly) on May 31, 1969 in Temple, Texas. They were happily and faithfully married for 49 years. From this beloved union two daughters were born, Amy Owens and Anne Houghton Brindley.
Glen attended Temple High School and Temple Junior College.? he graduated with High Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA degree. From there he received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. he completed an Internal medicine Internship at UTMB before going to Durham, NC for an Ophthalmology Residency at the Duke Eye Center.? He was Board Certified in Oculoplastic Surgery and Glaucoma.
Glen began is Ophthalmology practice at Scott & White on July 1, 1980.? He served as Program Director for a decade before being named Department Chairman, a position he held for seventeen years. Dr. Brindley trained scores of young doctors, some of whom serve on the foreign mission field. His stated professional goal was to “Honor God by serving his patients.” In addition to his distinguished career as a beloved eye doctor who prayed with and for his patients, he served on the Hope Pregnancy Center Board and the Mid-Tex Young Life Committee. He taught Bible Study Fellowship as well as classes at Temple Bible Church;? but after his devotion to God, his family always came first. He loved spending time with Nell and his children and grandchildren hunting at the Brindley Ranch in San Saba or cheering them on in sports, academics, music and dance.
A tribute spoken at the funeral of Rev. Gardner C Taylor is inscribed inside Dr. Brindley’s Bible. “With his sword unsheathed and his armor still on, he went directly into the presence of his King with the stain of battle still on his garments.”