H. Thomas Glisson Jr.(1918 - 2013)

Glisson, Jr., H. Thomas July 1, 1918-April 13, 2013 A celebration of the life of Tommy Glisson will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 4:00 pm at the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 14115 Hillcrest Road Dallas, Texas. Tommy Glisson, 94, was born on Millhaven Plantation in Screven County, Georgia. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Alva Mae Oliver Glisson, three younger brothers, Lloyd, Wayne, and Donald, and his beloved wife of 59 years, Dorothy. Tommy is survived by two daughters, Gigi Poglitsch (Jerry) and Barbara Farmer (David). "Tom Tom" was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Laney Tate (Kris), Jon Poglitsch (Courtney), Amanda Jane Perches (Johnny), Justin Farmer (fiancé Ashley Andler) and Macy Farmer and 5 great grandchildren, Eliana Tate, Kendall Poglitsch, Jacob, Lola and Harrison Perches. He leaves 3 sisters-in-law and many adored nieces and nephews. Tommy was charming, gracious and a friend to anyone he met. His friends cherished his loyalty and willingness to provide whatever anyone needed. He always had a pocketful of peppermints, offering them to anyone who performed even the smallest favor for him. Tommy loved living on Cedar Creek Lake where he taught all his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to love fishing as much as he did. Most of all, Tommy was the ultimate storyteller. Everyone loved to hear him spin his tales of his travels across the country with Seaboard Railroad and Hiram Walker Distilleries. He had an incredible memory with perfect recall of even the smallest details of the last 90 years of his life. Our family is grateful to Dr. David Auerbach and Jeanne Snead of James Aston Ambulatory Care Clinic and Dr. Joseph Mishkin and Brenda Thompson of UTSWMC Heart and Lung Clinic for their years of loving care. We have all been blessed with the devoted love of the two angels, Crystal Northam and Mary Hallmark, whose 24 hour care allowed Dad to live independently, as he wished, to the last day of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Altar Guild of the Church of the Transfiguration, 14115 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, Texas, 75254 or to UT Southwestern, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at www.utsouthwestern.edu/ donatenow to support UTSWMC Heart and Lung Clinic, the research of Dr. Joseph Mishkin, or Dr. David Auerbach, or the .

Published in Dallas Morning News from May 10 to May 12, 2013