September 16, 1939 – December 25, 2018
A service to celebrate the life of Donald L. Glisson, 79, of Corinth, MS is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church with burial at Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at Gaines Chapel Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Don passed away at home in Corinth, MS on December 25, 2018 after an extended illness. Don was born on September 16, 1939 in Alcorn County, MS. His early childhood was spent in Northern Alabama, returning to Alcorn county and the Wheeler Grove community upon entering the 2nd grade. He was a graduate of Kossuth High School and of the Auto Diesel College in Nashville, TN. He met his High School Sweetheart, Marcia Ann Walker, at Kossuth and they were married on October 27, 1956 in Booneville, MS. Don and Marcia Ann raised their family in Corinth MS. After leaving Nashville, Don was hired at the Tennessee River Pulp & Paper Mill in Counce, TN from its inception until retirement after 40 plus years. He was a member of the Corinth Masonic Lodge 116. Don had many talents including woodworking, clock building and repair, motor and engine repair. He could build or fix anything from Zero-turn lawn mowers to delicate antique clocks. He shared his knowledge as a volunteer with the Corinth Boys Club, Boy Scouts, and the American Red Cross. He loved building and flying model airplanes, relaxing at the family’s Pickwick Lake cabin or boating in his 1963 Century Resorter Classic Boat that he restored. He also enjoyed gardening, driving his tractor, and grilling for family get-togethers. He loved teaching his children and grandchildren to build and repair things. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marcia Ann Glisson of Corinth; children, Don Walker Glisson (Sarah) of Hot Springs, AR, Lisa Shelaine French (Allen) of Cordova, TN, Robin Glisson Powers (Glenn) of Fairfax, VA and James K. Glisson (Michaele) of Jackson, MS; grandchildren, Dixie Deatherage, Walker Glisson, Tyler French (Jenna), Nathan French, Savannah Powers, Elizabeth Powers, William Glisson and Joy Glisson; and great-grandchildren, Blake, Blayne and Brookleigh Deatherage and Stella, T.J. and Harper French; his special friends and caregivers, D.J. Sweeney, Willie “Topper” Surrat, Melanie Rowell and his best companion, Traveler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick A. Glisson and Lois Johnson Glisson; and grandson-in-law, Jon Deatherage and his late companion, Wolf. Pallbearers will be: Glenn Powers, Tyler French, Nathan French, Walker Glisson, D.J. Sweeney, and Topper Surrat. Honorary pallbearers are: Bill Glisson, Allen French, Tim Bradley, Shane Bradley, Lee Williams, Thomas Coleman, Bud Odle and James Chapel. Rev. Bobby Hankins of Booneville, MS and Rev. Trey Lambert will officiate the service. Memorials in honor of Don Glisson can be made to: The Boys Club of Corinth, 1500 N. Harper road, Corinth, MS 38834, Alcorn County Vo-Tech 2101 Norman Road Corinth, MS 38834 c/o Rodney Hopper, Wood Carpenter and Mechanics Classes, or Gaines Chapel U.M.C. 1803 U.S. 72 Corinth, MS 38834. Online condolences can be left at www.MemorialCorinth.com .
- Marcia Ann Glisson, Wife
Corinth Boys Club
1500 N. Harper Rd., Corinth, Mississippi
Alcorn County Vo-Tech
2101 Norman Rd., Corinth, Mississippi 38834
Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church
1803 US 72, Corinth, Mississippi 38834
- Visitation Monday, December 31, 2018
- Celebratino of Life Monday, December 31, 2018
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Suzanne and Gene Hellums
January 14, 2019
The Glisson's have always been the kindest and most supportive people we've met. It was obvious that they were wonderful parents and great givers to their community. We're sad to hear about Mr. Don, and are praying for the Peace that passes all understanding to fill each family member during this time of loss. Thinking of you all with kindness, peace, and love.
The Hellums' family
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Don and Margaret Rutledge
December 31, 2018
So sorry to hear about my long time friend. Our friendship goes back to 1964 of all the family. May God be with all of you in this time of sorrow. Sorry I could not make it today because of the bad weather.
December 30, 2018
My sympathy to Don's family. He was a good guy.
Kossuth Class of 1958
Bill & Cheryl McCraw
December 27, 2018
We are in shock with the news of Don's passing on Dec. 25, 2018. Our sincere condolences are sent out to all the family. We well be in touch with Marci Ann directly.