Robert William Glascock
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Robert William Glascock, 89, died peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Atria Senior Living, Newburgh, IN. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Bob was a caring, gregarious man, committed to his family, church and friends. Friends recognized him for his kindness, humor and positive perspective. Among his lifelong interests were photography, Evansville history and genealogy.
Son of Robert Hayes and Dorothy Stiles Glascock, Bob was born in Evansville on June 23, 1925. He was a graduate of the old Central High School, Class of 1945, the Lithographic Technical Institute of Chicago and the Indiana University Indiana Management Institute. He attended the University of Evansville.
During World War II, Bob worked at Republican Aviation. While working at the Ed Rech Photographic Studio, he began a career in photography, printing, graphic design, advertising and sales. He worked at Krieger-Ragsdale Printing Co., Keller-Crescent and Creative Press prior to advertising sales at the Evansville Courier & Press and WFIE-TV. In 1960, Bob became Director of Advertising, Photography, Printing and Graphic Arts at R. Malcolm Associates, the in-house agency at George Koch Sons, where he did location and aerial photography, supervised staff photographers, writers and graphic artists, implemented new darkroom and offset printing equipment, printed four-color catalogs, and created and placed GKS trade magazine ads. He also assisted in the development of Christmas Lake Village. He retired in 1985.
In 1948, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Virginia Lee Judd, who passed away in 2008, following their 60th wedding anniversary. They reared three daughters, enjoyed boating and traveling together and co-authored a volume of early Evansville photographs, the Pictorial History of Evansville. For 23 years, Bob had cared for Virginia after her disabling stroke in 1984.
He was a member, deacon and elder of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and earlier at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A 32nd degree Mason, as were his father and grandfather, he was an active member of Lessing Masonic Lodge No. 464, the Scottish Rite and the Hadi Shrine as their photographer, president and assistant director of the Public Relations Group, the Funsters and as Potentate's Aid. He was also president of the Evansville Printing House Craftsmen's Club.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Virginia, his parents and one brother, Jack Hayes Glascock. He is survived by daughters Pamela (Selby) Hinkebein, Evansville; Roberta Johnson, The Villages, FL, and Sandra Logsdon, Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Jennifer Pond (Ray) Garrison, Jacksonville, FL; Anne Lindsey Pond (Jacob) Rowe, Columbia, MO; Heather Johnson (Dan) Ferguson, Parsippany, NJ; Hillary Johnson (Felipe) Miranda, Abingdon, MD; Andrew Johnson, Kansas City, MO; Jessica Logsdon (Michael) Freedman, Scottsdale, AZ, and Joseph Logsdon, Tampa; step-grandson Kermit Hinkebein, Evansville; and great-grandchildren, Jack and Caroline Ferguson, Shepard and Caroline Rowe, Mason and Layla Freedman and Hannah Miranda.
Great appreciation goes to those on the Atria staff who assisted Bob, other caregivers and to Mark Graves, MD, Mark Browning, MD, Charles Vincent, MD, Ashwani Bedi, MD, Brandt Dodson, DPM, and Joseph Fox, DDS.
A beloved husband, father and grandparent, Bob's devotion and presence will be greatly missed by family and friends.
A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be at 11 am, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 5501 Washington Ave. with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Davenport officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 pm until 7 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - A Family Tradition funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville and again from 10 am until time of service at 11 am, Tuesday at the church.
Condolences may be made online at boonefuneralhome.net.
Memorial gifts can be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church, the Hadi Shrine Children's Hospital or the charity of preference.
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on Aug. 31, 2014