Ms. Bobbie Glassco was born July 14, 1933, and died February 20, 2023. She is survived by one sister, Bonnie McCreless Glassco, four nieces; Caron Burgess Junkin, Rebecca McCreless Duckett, Malanta Glassco Knowles and Melanie Smith Maxwell. Her four nephews are Ted McCreless. Donald Burgess, Lendell Glassco and Vince Glassco.
Ms. Bobbie spent her adult life in Education. She earned an Associate in Science degree from Snead Junior College, and Bachelor of Science degree from Jacksonville State College. That year she was employed to teach home economics at Snead. While teaching, she continued her studies for 11 summers and earned a Master of Science Jacksonville and Master of Science from Auburn University, and Education Doctorate from Auburn University. Her work at Snead included 14 years as home economics teacher, 14 years teaching sociology, institutional research for 4 years. During the final 8 years before retirement, she was Snead’s dean of instruction.
Ms. Bobbie was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church. Her music ministry blessed multitudes of people. She played the piano and organ at Bethany over 53 years and was director of the “Living Christmas Tree”. She served as church clerk 34 years and led the work of compiling Bethany’s Centennial History Book in 1985. She taught a Sunday school class for 30 years and served on various church committees.
Her love of gospel music inspired she and husband Truman, and her sister Jackie and Philip Smith to travel many miles in 10 southern states to share their musical and leadership talents. Even after Truman and Philip died, the sisters “paired-up” to attend traditional “all-day” singing conventions across Alabama. Of course, the trunk of their vehicle was full of delicious dishes of food to share!
Thirty-eight years ago, she helped organize the Alabama School of Gospel Music and worked diligently in all capacities until retiring a couple of years ago for health concerns. The school is held for 2 weeks each summer at Snead College.
Another skill she developed was making most delicious fried pies. She generously shared them with many groups: Snead College faculty and guests received a treat when they gathered for in-service and SACS meetings. Families enjoyed pies for dinners, holiday gatherings, and tailgate parties. It was not unusual for her to provide 30 to 60 pies for Bethany meals, picnics, and bus trips. Sometimes folks took a pie first before their meal! Doctors, bankers, grocers, repair persons, etc. were always happy to be rewarded with fried pies.
Ms. Bobbie was very active in community affairs as well. She served 14 years as a Board Member of the Marshall County Health Care Authority, 16 years as a member of the Snead College Foundation Board and a year as president of the Boaz Chamber of Commerce.
She was pre-deceased by Truman Glassco, her husband of 52 years; her parents, Emmett and Mary McCreless; a brother J. R. McCreless and his wife Maxine Raines; sister Jackie Smith and her husband Philip; and brother-in-law W.R. Glassco.
A funeral service will be held at two o’clock pm on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at the Bethany Baptist Church with Bro. Brent Roe, Bro. Jamie Brothers, and Bro. Morris Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Glassco will lie-in-state at the church from one o’clock until service time on Wednesday. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, February 21, 2023, from six o’clock pm until 8 o’clock pm at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Bethany Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Bethany Baptist Church.