GLENVILLE, W.Va. - Former area resident William Harry "Bill" Glass passed away at the age of 79 on Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Glenville Care and Rehabilitation Center in Glenville, W.Va. He had most recently resided with his son on Newberne Road in Coxs Mills, but had been raised in the Chester area.
He was born at home in Hookstown on Feb. 14, 1934, a son of the late Virginia Day and TheodoreDwight "T.D." Glass. A 1952 graduate of the former Chester High School, Bill served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army.
For many years, he was associated with his family business, T.D. Glass and Sons Registered Herefords, and had also been a truck driver before re-locating to Florida in 1972, where he owned and operated two tire companies. After spending 10 years in New Jersey, Bill returned to The Villages, Fla., and in 1985, he married the former Annie Nichols, whom he had first met in high school in 1951 and was re-acquainted with upon moving to Florida. Annie passed away on July 26, 2010, and soon afterward, Bill moved to the Coxs Mills, W.Va., area to be nearer to his family there.
A longtime member of Hookstown Free Methodist Church, Bill also belonged to the Newberne Methodist Church in Glenville. Bill loved people of all ages, and especially enjoyed coaching and mentoring young people through Little League football, both here and in Florida. Although he was happiest when he had someone to talk to, he also loved the outdoors. An avid hunter, he was still in search of the next big deer, up until the time of his illness.
Surviving him is a daughter, Vicki Glass, of Glenville, W.Va.; and a son, Steve Glass and his wife, Linda, of Coxs Mills, W.Va.; a stepson, Brad Bailey and his wife, Kathy, of Tinton Falls, N.J., survive as well as three grandchildren: Emmie Glass, Amanda Gadney and her husband, Dane, and Austin Glass. A great-granddaughter, Ava Jo Gadney, survives as well. There are two step-grandchildren, Megan and Matthew Bailey, along with a sister, Sandra McCuen, of Auburn, Ga.
Preceding Bill in death were two brothers, Ted Glass and Dick Glass. He was also preceded by his first wife, Marlene Dunham, who passed away in 1984.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Sunday, where the family will be present from 4-6 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Monday, with the Rev. Wilmer J. Olszewski of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place at Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, followed by a continued time of fellowship at the Dawson Family Center.
View Bill's memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome