My Grandmother said it was a glorious day on August 8, 1931 when John W. Glasgow, Jr. was born in Port Arthur, Texas. I can only imagine it was another one when her son returned home, once again to be with God and her on October 25, 2006. John passed away at his daughter’s home with his family by his side, as he had wanted.
John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Fritizena Glasgow, his daughter, Jody Glasgow Lawrence and sister, Berle Glasgow.
John started his life in Louisiana in the oilfield as a “Tool Pusher”. From there, he moved to Houston. Not liking the area by the mid 60’s, he moved his family to Conroe where they made it their home. John’s first job in Conroe was with Weisinger Buckalew. From there, he stepped out on his own and started J.W.G. Trucking. Upon retirement, Dad built Jay’s Trailer Park where he met and made many friends.
John leaves behind a daughter, Dee Kerr and husband Patrick and a son, Johnny Glasgow and wife, Shirley, all of Conroe. John also leaves behind two brothers, George Glasgow of Conroe and Bert Glasgow and wife, Wilma of Washington State. Nine grandchildren: Bill and Shirlley Pollard of Ohio, Mark and Carma Pollard of Ohio, Jason Moore of Conroe, Steven Kelly of Conroe, Paul and Dena Kelly of Conroe, Amber Wilkerson of Conroe, P.J. Kerr of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, David and Jennipher Kerr of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Danny Kerr of Arlington, Texas. John also leaves behind his 16 great grandchildren and a very special friend to the family, Margie McCord.
Our family wishes to express many thanks to Lighthouse Hospice for taking care of Dad through his time of need.
Funeral Services for John will be held on Saturday October 29, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Cashner Colonial Chapel with Dr. Cliff Herrington officiating. Interment will follow at Conroe Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at Cashner Funeral Home on Friday October 28, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. John will be honored by pallbearers, Tony Bell, Paul Kelly, Jack Moore, Jason Moore, Steven Kelly and Ernie Renfro. Randy Jeffers and Glen Jeffers will serve as honorary pallbearers.