Ansel Lewis Glendenning, 81, of Morrisville, died peacefully Tuesday morning, November 4, 2014 after a nine month battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm Monday at First United Methodist Church, Cary, NC. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday at the home of Kurt Glendenning, 1409 Baker Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. Born in South Hampton, NY, Ansel spent his childhood in LaGrange Park, IL. He was the son of the late Vincent Lewis Glendenning and Virginia Helen Herman Glendenning. He was a 1951 graduate of Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale, IL and served proudly in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 as a Cryptographer. Glendenning received a Bachelors in History in 1960 and a Masters of Education in 1965 from Appalachian State Teachers College. He was a football standout and a basketball letterman for the Mountaineers and was honored as a Little All American running back in 1960. He was inducted into the Appalachian Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. He began his teaching and coaching career at St. Paul's High School, St. Paul's, NC. From there Glendenning taught and coached at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, NC from 1963-1970. In 1970, he moved his family to Cary, NC where he taught and coached at Enloe High School and Ravenscroft School. He finished his career at Apex High School, where he retired in 1994. Ansel is survived by his wife, Cathy Elaine Busby; daughter, Cate Busby Glendenning, of Charlotte, NC; former wife, Jean Rankin Suggs of Cary, NC; son, Kurt Lewis Glendenning and wife Susan, of Cary, NC; daughter, Ann Glendenning Whelan and husband Tim, of Mooresville, NC; Chris Rankin Glendenning and wife Tracey, of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Cathryn Clarke Glendenning, Kelly Pemerl Glendenning, Timothy Jake Whelan, and James Lewis Glendenning; brother, Douglass Glendenning of Newcastle, CA; and sister, Diane Glendenning of Modesto, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Ansel's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjudetributes.org or by mail to St. Jude Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.