James Glaser
1937 - 2019
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James Glaser

Murfreesboro - James "Jim" William Glaser, age 81, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at his residence. He was a native of Spalding, NE but has lived in Rutherford County since 2004.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; Louis and Marie Glaser and brothers; Robert and Tompall Glaser. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Glaser of Murfreesboro, sons; James William Glaser II and his wife Patty of Washington, and Jeffery Louis Glaser of Gatlinburg, daughters; Connie Jane Glaser of Murfreesboro and Jeanne Lynn Glaser of Nashville, brothers; John Glaser and Charles "Chuck" Glaser and wife Beverly, sister, Eleanor Ryan, grandchildren; Jessica, Cameron, Amanda, Ashley, J.B., Corbin, Alex, Dylan, Keri and Stephen and great-grandchildren, Elleana, Zoe, Chance, Leland, Hayden and Mia.

A celebration of life for Jim will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS of Murfreesboro.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com.

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Published in The Daily News Journal on Apr. 11, 2019.
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April 6, 2020
One year ago today we lost this beautiful, kind, loving man...Jim, your memory and legacy lives on. You will never be forgotten..
Sue Hunsinger
April 5, 2020
What a wonderful man you were. So gifted, yet so humble. Yor music will live on for future generations to enjoy and love. Rest in peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. Brenda Parker.
Brenda Parker
July 4, 2019
Working on the 4th of July. Decided to listen to Mr. Glaser o computer. While looking his music I saw where he had died. Broke my Heart. My favorite song of his was 'The lights of Albuquerque". He had the most beautiful and haunting voice. Rediscovered him while watching a Marty Stuart program. Even ordered a CD. A bucket list item is to visit Albuquerque. Reading the memories and condolences confirmed what I always felt and that was he was a kind and wonderful man. Rest in peace. A fan for life. Ken Barnes, Southern Pines, NC.
June 22, 2019
Jim touched my heart since the early 80's. I just read today of his passing. I wish the family peace during this time. May the lord be your companion on this very difficult journey. May Jim Rest In Peace in the arms of our lord.
Joe Ronero
June 13, 2019
I was a fan of Jim Glaser and his song "The Lights of Albuquerque". I was so sad to hear of his passing. He had such a great voice. What a wonderful man. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family and friends.
June 12, 2019
I just found out Jim passed away in April. My heart breaks, my eyes are full of tears. My most sincere condolences to the family. If I Could Only Dance With You, is my favorite song of all time. I'm 63.
Randy Strack
June 12, 2019
I just found out Jim passed away in April. My heart breaks, my eyes are full of tears. My most sincere condolences to the family. If I Could Only Dance With You, is my favorite song of all time. I'm 63. Randy Strack.
Randy Strack
June 9, 2019
What a wonderful voice you had. Thanks for the memories you left us with. God Bless.
Brenda Parker
June 9, 2019
My deepest sympathies to Jane and all Jim's family at this most difficult time. He left a lasting legacy both in his personal and professional life. Not many can say that. You will be greatly missed by all, Jim.
April 18, 2019
He was quite a gentleman. I would chat via email with him every so often a few years back while I was earning my doctorate degree. I loved his music. I told him how much I loved his songs - especially the one about Albuquerque. I remain a huge fan of his songs. He was just a nice person. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Dr. Tim Cash
Overland Park, KS
Tim Cash
April 14, 2019
Prayers and condolences for Jim's family. Such a great voice and a great songwriter. The world has lost a wonderful man, but one can't die as long as they live in the hearts of others. And Jim lives in many hearts around the world. His music is timeless.
Carol Huff
April 13, 2019
Am so sorry for the family. I will always remember Jim as a wonderful amazing gentleman. May he rest in peace and may God Bless and bring his family peace and calm. He will be greatly missed as one of the greatest artists of all time. I am blessed to have been raised with his songs. Thank You Jim, for all you have given to your adoring fans!!
Jonnie Allert
April 12, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss.I met Jim when I was 16.His drummer lived next door to me.Very nice man
James Gentry
April 12, 2019
Jim, you were a great friend and artist. I have a wealth of memories from those days at the studio being around you and the rest.
Ken Hatley
April 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing and give my sincerest and deepest condolences to Jane, Lynn and the rest of the family. I have great memories with Jim. First got acquainted with Jim in the late 60's when Vince Matthews, Jim Casey myself and others in our group of writers and musicians were writing and hanging out. The Glaser Brothers were all great guys. I went in the Army in 1973 and when I came out Tompall gave me an office in Glaser Studios on 1900 Grand Ave. Jim would arrange the harmonies always and I loved listening to them practice and record. When I came out of the Army I was fortunate enough to be there when JImmy Bowen produced the album "Loving Her Was Easier" which went to number two and stayed in the charts for quite awhile as I remember. I loved the way Jim would slip-in front of Tompall in a performance with that great voice. I loved JIm and he was always kind to me. Debbie sent me his last album and it is impeccable. I will be praying for all of you. God Bless you through this time of loss. The whole music industry will miss Jim.
Ken Hatley
April 11, 2019
Prayers for Jim's family. He was a phenomenal singer and a brilliant songwriter and performer. I always loved going to see him sing. He will be missed by so many who loved his music and remember him as a wonderful person.
Vernell Hackettt
April 10, 2019
Always loved his music ,Praying for all your family. A Dad and husband is something you can't replace. My the Lord be with all your family.
Judy Cotton
April 10, 2019
I have known him for 56 years.
Debra Wells
April 10, 2019
Debbie and Jim at one of his shows.
April 10, 2019
Jane and Jim
April 10, 2019
Jim was a very close friend as well as jane. My aunts Ruth and Pauline used to take me to see him and his brothers sing at the Grand Ole Opry. Plus eveywhere in surrounding states.
Used to play with Jamie, jeff, lynn and connie at their house.
Jim was and still is the best most loved, caring, kind hearted person.
Love you Jim R.I.P.
Debbie Wells
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