Clarence Roland Glascoe, 86, of Flora, MS, went home to with our Lord, Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Visitation will be held at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home in Clinton, MS, from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday, July 13. Memorial Services are to be held at Franklin Baptist Church in Flora, MS, Sunday, July 14 at 2:30pm, visitation will be held prior from 2pm to 2:30pm. Interment following at Hillside Family Cemetery.
Clarence was born on September 21, 1926, in Watsonville, CA and moved to MS during his early childhood. He grew up in Jackson and helped on his parent's farm. Clarence enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the USS Kadashan Bay, Aircraft Carrier, during WWII. Upon returning to Jackson he met Ollie Hardacre, and they married on Dec. 13, 1947. They were active members at Bailey Avenue/Cobblestone Church of God, participating in the choir, as Sunday school teachers and on the pastor's council. They were blessed with four children and could always be found in God's House every Sunday. They currently are active members of Franklin Baptist Church. Clarence was known to be able to fix anything and his career path included many fields including plumbing, electrical and a small business owner. After retiring he continued to stay very active by working in the garden, caring for his cows, fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and friends, traveling and working around the house.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Graves Glascoe and Minnie Bell Glascoe, and his sister Alene Walters.
He is survived by: his beloved wife of 65 years, Ollie Mae Glascoe, of Flora, MS; his brother, Jack Glascoe (Frances) of Tinsley, MS; his four children all of Flora, MS: Sherry Eckles (Gary), Pam Birdwell, Mark Glascoe (Pat), Gale Purvis. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and nieces.
Special thanks go to the youth group at Franklin Baptist Church for their loving care and attention they gave him every Sunday.
He was loved and will be missed by many.
Published in Clarion Ledger on July 13, 2013