On the evening of September 25th, 2012, Robert W. Glass passed on home to be with Jesus with his family by his side.

Bobby was born on October 22nd, 1930, in the Friendship community near Tallassee, Alabama. He grew up in the country, graduating from Tallassee High School. Feeling the need to follow his sense of duty, Bobby joined the Alabama National Guard at age 16. His service would span 36 years, including a tour with the 25th Infantry Division during the Korean War, earning the Combat Infantry Badge. In Korea, he attained the rank of First Sargent. After returning home, he received a Direct Commission, retiring at the rank of Colonel. Appointed by the President, he served as State Director of the Selective Service System of Alabama for 13 years. Bobby served more than half his life for his country, a service of duty and honor.

Bobby's passion was also teaching. He graduated from Troy University in 1955 and the University of North Carolina in 1958. He also attended Auburn University, University of Alabama, Vanderbilt University, and Auburn University at Montgomery. He taught at Sidney Lanier High School, Montgomery Academy, and Shorter. Bobby worked with the State of Alabama Civil Defense Department teaching and instructing police, fire departments, and guard units in civil defense. He then served with the State of Alabama Education Department, serving in several capacities from selecting and writing text books to evaluating school systems.

Bobby's most cherished and loved accomplishments were his family. He and Annie Laura met in Tallassee, fell in love and married on June 23rd 1951. It was two weeks later that he left for Korea. Their love was strong and true. They raised three children, Brad, Missy, and Bill. He was asked one time about his many accomplishments and his life. Bobby replied that you could take away all that he had done and all the material possessions he had collected over the years. Bobby said that his greatest achievement was his marriage, and three children that are all Christians and leading Christian homes.

He is survived by his wife Annie Laura Glass, Coosada, son Brad Glass (Darlene) of Phenix City, AL; daughter Missy Coker (Michael), of Tallassee, AL; son Bill Glass (Tammy) of Montgomery, AL. Sisters: Mary Charles Linch (Jack), Sylvia Butler (Clyde) both of Tallassee, Jeanette Ward (Donald)of Coosada, AL, Betty Powell of Florida; Brothers: Larry Glass (Libby), Barry Glass (Bonnie) both of Tallassee, AL, Horace Glass of Mississippi; Grandchildren: Nicholas Glass, Julie Glass, Laura Glass, Sidney Coker, Rhett Coker, Joshua Glass, Sean Glass.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 28 at Leak Memory Funeral Home, Montgomery, AL at 12pm followed by funeral services at 2pm. The service will be conducted by Dr. Jim Graham. Pallbearers will be grandsons Nicholas Glass, Joshua Glass, Rhett Coker, Sean Glass, and nephews Jeff Butler and Stacey Glass. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Journeymen Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Coosada Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 99, Coosada, AL 36020.

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Published by Montgomery Advertiser from Sep. 27 to Sep. 28, 2012.
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Missy, I want to let you know how sorry , I was to here about you'r Dad.
My Heart goes out to you, he will be missed but just think of the good times. I also Feel for you'r hubsand. My prayers are with you.

Linda Roy
Linda Roy
October 9, 2012

September 28, 2012
Even though Gus and I could not be with you , we are with you in deepest thoughts and prayers. I do not have to tell you how much your husband and father was loved. Such a strong and christian man. He will be missed, But we all know that we will see him again. God Bless You!
Wanda and Gus Martinez
Wanda Martinez
September 28, 2012
Bill and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. You have my heartfelt condolences. He will always be with you in spirit.
Melinda Moore
September 28, 2012
Annie Laura, you and you family are in our prayers and thoughts and we know that you and the children will see him again one day. I have warm
thoughts of him from twenty plus years ago and it was neat to renew my friendship with Bobby and you. We hope that you many warm memories will help lessen the pain each day.
Gene and Vi Pitts Henry (Coosada AL)
September 28, 2012
So sorry about Robert. My heart felt prayers to the family. Mary Mulcahy Tyus
September 28, 2012
Our prayers are lifted up for you all right now during this time. At the same time, what a celebration in his going home to be with his savior Jesus! May God's grace be sufficient through all this. God bless you all.
John and Denise Hall
September 28, 2012
Mrs Glass, Brad, Missy and Bill
I served with COL Glass for many years and he was a great leader and friend. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Patsy Norman
September 27, 2012
Brad, you and your family are in our prayers.
Welton & Martha Marie Underwood
September 27, 2012
Mrs. Glass and family, I served with COL Glass in the Selected Service Sytem for a long time, we will miss him in Puerto Rico because he was a remarcable friend. He was a great man, and will be very difficult to get someone as kind and valuable as he was for the SSS.
Walter Perales
September 27, 2012
Snuggle in God's arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out, let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.
My deepest sympathy,
Elizabeth Whatley
September 27, 2012
Condolences to Bob's wife and his family. He worked with me for years as an instructor at the Alabama Military Academy. No more dedicated, loyal and sincere person you'll find. Robert Glass was a true American. He'll sorely be missed. Alton and Mary Jo Barnes
Alton Barnes
September 27, 2012
Mrs Glass & Family, Iserved with COL Glass in the Alabama National Guard. He was a kind and gentle man who had a way with people. He will be missed.
LTC Missy McQueen
September 27, 2012
Mrs. Glass and Family, I worked with Mr. Glass at Selective Service from his appointment until I retired in 1998. He was one of my favorite State Directors. I always enjoyed his visits and the conferences and getting to meet you, Mrs. Glass. I will remember you in my prayers and am thankful that I was blessed to know you both. Barbara Morgan
Barbara Morgan
September 27, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family of Robert. May "the God of all comfort" give you peace and help you get through this time of grief. (2 Cor 1:3)
September 27, 2012
Missy and Michael, May peace come from the memories of love shared and comfort you now and in the days ahead....
Pam and Mike Kirsch
September 27, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Tom and Debbi Lytle
September 27, 2012
I will always remember Bob as one of my dearest personal friends. He will be missed greatly by all whose life he touched. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family. Bob Boshell, State Dept. of Education Retiree and military colleague
September 27, 2012
Annie Laura. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness and they will live with me forever. Mac McNair and family.
Mac McNair
September 27, 2012
Ann, Brad, Missy and Bill, you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Watkins
Alabama Gas Retiree
Jackie Watkins
September 27, 2012
My heart goes out to all of Bobby's family in his homegoing. He was truly a fine man and so very well liked. May God comfort and continue to bless your family. Love and prayers.
Sheron Poole
September 26, 2012
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