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Obituary: Glenn Shirley Glasgow, Adair Co., KY

"He was truly a good man."

Glenn Shirley Glasgow died on Friday, January 1, 2010, at 12:55pmCT at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

The funeral service for Glenn Shirley Glasgow will be Monday, January 4, 2010, at 11amCT, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville ST, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Neil Janes, Rev. Richard Lowe, and Dr. Glenn Sowards officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 1pmCT, Sunday, January 3, 2009, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.

Glenn Shirley Glasgow, Adair Co., KY (1920-2009)

Glenn Shirley Glasgow was born March 17, 1920, in Catlettsburg, KY and died on Friday, January 1, 2010, at 12:55pmCT at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

He spent his early childhood years and elementary school days in Catlettsburg and Vanceburg, KY, where his father was principal of the high schools.

In 1936, the family moved to Corinth, KY, where his father had accepted the position of principal of the high school, from which Shirley graduated in 1938. Immediately after graduation, he came to Milltown, Adair County, KY, to live with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Shirley on the farm on Shirley's Branch, where he had spent every vacation and summer.

He married Frances Tutt in 1942; Adair County has been his home for 71 years.

He was inducted into the US Army in January 1943. He served with the 533rd Quartermaster Battalion, 5th Engineers Special Brigade, Medical Detachment, and participated in the June 6, 1944 D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.

On returning from the service in November 1945, he attended Lindsey Wilson College and began his lifelong devotion to farming and farm related business interests.

He was co-owner and manager of Adair Farmers Service for 30 years.

He was an early president of the Adair Co. Farm Bureau; at the time of his death he was a Director, as he had been for many years.

For a time, he was the local Farm Bureau Insurance agent.

He was a 53 member of the Columbia-Adair County Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as Treasurer of the organization for many years.

He was a member of the local Men's Club,He was a devoted and faithful member of the Columbia United Methodist Church since 1957, serving in numerous positions including lay speaker, member of the choir, and teacher of the Kupples Class for 45 years. He was President of the United Methodist Men at the Columbia United Methodist Church for several years.

He was a life member of the VFW and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnie Williams and Celeste Shirley Glasgow, and by by two brothers, Richard and Willard Glasgow.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frances Tutt Glasgow, Columbia, KY (1922-2017)> Frances Tutt Glasgow, Milltown, KY; two sons, Dr. Glenn Patrick Glasgow and wife Lyndia of River Forest, IL and London, KY; Michael Collier Glasgow and Lana, Columbia, KY; and a daughter, Susan Glasgow Eisenback, Louisville, KY.

He is further survived by his grandchildren, Elizabeth Glasgow of New York City; Lauren Rogers and husband Adam of Bowling Green, KY; Kendra Esenbock and husband Michael of Lexington, KY; Austin Glasgow of Columbia, KY; and by his niece, Mary Lee Link, Stuart, LA; and his nephew, Steve Glasgow, Longview, TX.

He was truly a good man.

Memorials are suggested to Columbia United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, the church choir, or to the 2010 WHAS Crusade for Children.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270) 384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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