James Vincent Glass

GULF SHORES James Vincent Glass, age 70, of Gulf Shores, Alabama, passed away on Feb. 3, 2013.

He was born on October 20, 1942, in Montgomery, Alabama to Vincent Bell and Eileen Spiller Glass.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Farley, whom he married on July 12, 1973; his daughter, Susan Glass Nelson and her husband Todd and their two little girls Ava Callan and Eliza Adeline; and his brother, Fred Glass and wife Carol and nephews Glenn and Ryan and their families.

Jimmy, or “Glass” as many of his friends called him, was a lifetime resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He grew up in Northport and attended Tuscaloosa County High School and graduated in 1961. Following high school he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a radioman on the U.S.S. Nitro. After the military he attended the University of Alabama and later the University of South Alabama. He was active in the schools of business and theater and received a degree in Theater Management. His work history included inspector for the Mobile Housing Authority, technical director of the Mobile Saenger Theatre, and director of volunteer services at Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon, Alabama. He later transferred to Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa. While working there he was a nurse recruiter and worked in Human Resources and Payroll. At the time of his death he was a member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Gulf Shores

Honorary pallbearers include Bobbie and Wimp Nelson, Eddie and Bernice Savage, Sandra and Dink Straughn, Stephanie Botkins, Todd Bailey, Fletcher Boles, Jackie Watkins, A.D. Christian, Arcibald Barisol, Bryce Hospital Human Resources Department, Dick Holley, Eddie McCrory, The Brush Creek Boys, Doctors Hackmiller and Taylor, friends from Peng Garden, Cracker Barrel, and Vallarta's, and friends Becky, Merle, and Kevin from Foley Coin Laundry

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holy Spirit Episcopal Day School, P.O. Box 2346, Gulf Shores, AL 36547.

A memorial celebration of life will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Taylorville United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Feb. 6, 2013