Story teller, accountant, world traveler, former owner of Bill’s Hamburger’s, Mayor City of Amory, airplane pilot, boater, and wonderful friend to many, were a few attributes of our daddy, granddaddy, and great granddaddy, Billy Glasgow. Born in Thaxton Mississippi, March 13, 1931 to Earl Clinton Glasgow and Jewel Conlee Glasgow, he was an only child. Daddy and his family moved to Amory in 1938 when our Papa Earl went to work at Kroger’s Grocery Store as a meat cutter. Daddy always said he was raised in Tubb town referring to North Amory as their home. He had a paper route he ran daily, did lawn care work and whatever it took to make a dime. As a story teller, he would tell of the times that Mr. Ernie Bloodworth at the age of 14 would let him use his car to drive around town with Emily, his daughter, and her friends. At the movie theatre on Main Street in Amory mother was on a ladder changing the marque when daddy first saw her and said, “I am going to marry that pretty girl one day.” In 1946 at the age of 14 and 16 daddy picked her up on his bicycle, road off in the sunset to West Point and married the love of his life. In 1952 he joined the Air Force and was sent to Anchorage Alaska. Six months later after finding a place to live mother flew up to Anchorage to join him. On August 23, 1953, I became the twinkle in my daddy’s eye and was named Carla. After serving four years in the Air Force he came back to Amory and worked for Krogers. On January 21, 1958, my brother Steven was born and our family was complete. A hard worker and provider for the family, my Grandaddy Bill Tubb offered Bill’s Hamburgers to daddy for $500.00 and wanted to retire however, after about a week grandaddy didn’t like retirement and came back. Not having a high school education, daddy took his GED and on the GI bill started to ICC to obtain is business degree. He worked at Bill’s durning the day and drove to ICC at night. Six years, six months, and 18 days later on August 24, 1963, he graduated from ICC. Mr. Stub, an accountant, was retiring and daddy obtained his business doing tax returns four months out of the year. With the help of his family, he continued to work part time at Bill’s, doing accounting, and in 1969 ran for the Mayor of the City of Amory was elected and served two terms. Daddy and mother both loved the Tennessee River and boating, especially JP Coleman State Park, where they called home on their houseboat for over twenty years sharing good times with Jim Ivy and their many friends. Daddy had a love for flying and along with 2 partners they bought a Cessna 172 which he flew for many years. As the years went by and he semi-retired he enjoyed working in his yard and received the Yard of the Month several times. Being of great faith in God, he donated land for Faith Baptist church and Wildwood Chapel Church to be constructed. For the last 4 years, The Arrington at Plantation Pointe was were daddy called home. He enjoyed his many friends and keep the bingo games exciting. He loved his afternoons with his special friend and care giver Pat Lathem who made sure they keep the roads hot and ate ice cream several times a week. He loved his Ms Pat. She made sure daddy visited Amory several times a month. On September 6th after eating breakfast and getting ready to take a nap Jesus called him home. Daddy and Mother are riding the streets of gold on their bicycles and enjoying eternity together. A beautiful love story without an ending.
He is survived by Carla Glasgow his daughter, son in law Ricky Wells; son Steven Glasgow; grandson Jason Burt and great grandson Tyler Burt and his special friend Johnny Whitfield.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Jenell Glasgow and parents Earl and Grace Glasgow.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 PM, Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Cleveland Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Rev. Jessie Hutton and Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Entombment will in New Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Simmons, Jason Burt, Tyler Burt, Johnny Whitfield, Percy Harlow and Jim Ivy.
Visitation will be prior to the service on Sunday from 1 PM until 2:45 PM.
Donations may be given to First Friends Senior Respite Center, P.O. Box 117 Amory, MS 38821.
Condolences may be shared online at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.