Troy E. Glasco

Troy E. Glasco

Troy E. Glasco, 93, of rural Cobden, died at 8:13 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

He was born on June 23,1924, in Union County, the son of Lowell and Rosa Mae Leggans Glasco.

He married Bobbie Foster on June 10, 1945, in Carbondale.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Bobbie Glasco of rural Cobden; two daughters, Gloria (Al) Williams of rural Cobden and Marilyn (Mike) Ferguson of Robinson; a son, Larry (Judy) Glasco of Metropolis; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Thetford of rural Cobden; a sister-in-law, Stella Glasco of rural Cobden; a brother-in-law, Bill Tweedy of rural Cobden; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Coleman of St. Louis; stepsisters Betty (Loren) Eskew and Vertis Ray of Manteno; a stepbrother, Laurel “Bud” Williams of Athens, Maine; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Roy and Paulie Glasco; sisters Charlene Givens and Patsy Tweedy; stepsisters Mary Highland and Emily McFarland; one grandson; and one son-in-law, Gary Cox.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1941 to 1945. After discharge from the Navy in late 1945, he lived in Carbondale area until 1951. He moved to a farm in the Water Valley area of rural Union County.

He retired from the Southern Illinois University grounds department in 1982 and worked on his farm most of his life.

He was a member and deacon of the United Missionary Baptist Church for many years.

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Glasco was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with Paul Tirey and Ken Wilson officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Murphysboro.

Graveside military rites were conducted by Murphysboro American Legion Post No. 127.

Memorials can be made to the United Missionary Baptist Church.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

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

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