Keith D. Glasco Sr.

Keith D. Glasco Sr.

Keith D. Glasco Sr., 79, of Cobden, died at 11:13 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born on Aug. 8, 1937, in Wolf Lake, the son of Ernest and Ada Godwin Glasco.

He married Barbara I. Clemons on March 16, 1957, in Ashland.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years and 11 months, Barbara Glasco of Cobden; two sons, DuWayne (Vickie) Glasco of Cobden and Tim (Glenda) Glasco of Anna; grandsons Greg Glasco of Cobden and Mark (Amy) Glasco of Jonesboro; granddaughters Amanda Glasco and Andrea Glasco, both of Cobden, Tracy (Cody) Brown of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Lauren (Eric) Myers of Cobden; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers Gerald (Sue) Glasco of Marion and Gary Glasco of Wolf Lake; a sister, Ernestine (Don) Gamble of Rock Springs, Wyo.; a sister-in-law, Opal Glasco of Marion; nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Glasco; and a sister-in-law, Ginger Glasco.

He was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church for many years. He was a much loved husband, dad and grampy to his entire family. Every person he met has a story to tell about how  he touched their life.

When he wasn’t watching his kids or grandkids rodeo or playing sports, you could find him on his beautiful Southern Illinois farm. He would be working his cattle, riding his Ranger checking cattle and fences, watching his ducks or spending time with his wife Barb and their dog Hash.

Funeral services for Mr. Glasco were at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Paul Tirey officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to United Missionary Baptist Church.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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