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God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to me”. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beaten, hardworking hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
Mr. John Henry Glasgow "Big John" was born to the union of the late Cornelius Glasgow and Lillie Henderson Glasgow on May 26, 1944 in Newberry County. He passed away peacefully on October 12, 2023.
John was educated through the Newberry County School district and was a 1964 graduate of Gallman High School. John retired from Presbyterian College when his health began to decline. Prior to retirement, he was a dedicated employee of Clinton Mills, Laurens County landfill and Norbord.
John never met a stranger; he was always willing to strike up a conversation with anyone willing to talk. He loved gardening, watching westerns and baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. His favorite dishes were Banana Pudding and Pineapple Cake.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Lee Angles Crawford Glasgow and a sister, Lucinda Henderson.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving daughter, Stella (O’Dell) Glasgow of Clinton, SC; a sister, Nancy Suber of Kinards, SC; a sister-in- law, Ruth Walker Patterson; a brother-in-law, Babe (Mary) Crawford; nieces, Jasmine Crawford, Ruby (John) McDowell, Tausha McDowell, Reneka Crawford, Henrietta Jones, Regina Jones, Theresa Glasgow, Jacqueline (Eric) Robinson, Sandra Walker, Beverly Walker, Shelia Walker and Geraldine Walker; nephews, Michael Henderson, Richard Henderson, Joel Crawford, Joseph Crawford (Debra),Tyson Cook (Adrienne), Jonathan McDowell, Buddy (Sharon) Crawford, Lewis Crawford; great-niece, Arnescia Robinson; great-nephew, Rolston (Jeneka) Jenkins; special great-great niece and nephew, Makayla and Rashad Jenkins; special cousins and friends of the family, J.D. (Linda) Henderson, Tyrone Henderson, Rudolph (Florence) Henderson, Colleen Henderson, Sebastian Henderson, Marsha Henderson, David Henderson Bessie Mae Robinson, Joe Louis Simpson, Maggie Lee Conway, Bobby Mae Williams and son Lafayette, Andreatha Richey, Roslyn Crawford, Robert Boyd and Silas Williams along with many extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 2 to 6 pm in the parlor of Wilson Funeral Home, 64 Boundary St, Newberry, SC.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary of Belmont Baptist Church, 301 Belmont Church Rd, Silverstreet, SC. Rev. Wright Austin, Pastor.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Wilson Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and thank them for their continued support.