Stephen "Steve" David Glidewell

November 17, 1952February 21, 2013
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Stephen “Steve” David Glidewell, 60, of Fort Smith , died at home on February 21, 2013 . Steve was born November 17, 1952 to Frank Fuller and Modena Glidewell in Fort Smith . He graduated from Southside High School, and attended William Jewel College followed by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Steve was a lifetime member of Goddard United Methodist Church, and owner of Glidewell Toyota as well as Glidewell Marine. Steve volunteered with the Biblical Resources Study Center under Dr. Jim Flemming, which took him to Isreal three times between 1998-2001. He assisted in the construction of biblical gardens in Ein Karem, Jerusalem. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Fuller Glidewell, and his daughter, Jessica Leigh Glidewell, both of Fort Smith. Steve is survived by his mother, Modena Evelyn Glidewell and a sister, Dolores Pohle of Palm Desert, California. He is also survived by his children, Stephanie Sharp and her husband Michael of Fort Smith, Sydney Hunsicker of Little Rock, and the mother of his daughters, Robin Nordin and her husband Jan of Fort Smith. Grandchildren: Nicholas Sharp and Eleanor Sharp, and his Schnauzer, Frankie. A funeral service will be held in the Great Room of Goddard United Methodist Church, Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. A private family burial will follow at Carolan Cemetery in Booneville. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be: Michael Sharp, Michael T. Webb, Michael L. Webb, James Owens, Jan Nordin, and Charlie Snyder. Visitation will be Monday, February 25, 2013 , from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to Goddard United Methodist Church , 1922 Dodson Avenue , Fort Smith , AR 72901. Online condolences may be sent to



  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 26, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013


  • Memorial Contributions, Private Burial

Stephen "Steve" David Glidewell

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Mary Davis

December 15, 2013

I came to Ft Smith from Ky back in the spring of 2000 for a week-end to meet Steve. He was a great guy and I have thought of him often since then but we never communicated after my visit. Tonight I decided to type his name in a search engine on the internet and found this obituary. My prayers and condolences to the family if they ever read this

Suzanne (Farar) Baisch

May 2, 2013

Even though I haven't seen Steve since high school, I remember what a sweet and considerate person he was to everyone. My prayers are with his friends and family at this time. God Bless. .....

March 20, 2013

I'm real sorry about Steve... I knew Fuller for many years... I've enjoyed him for years. Sorry I couldn't make the funeral.. May God bless..
Your friend..
Bill Engles

Gary, Ronda, David and Mark Walker

February 27, 2013

We are saddened by Steve's sudden death and will especially keep Modena and all family in our prayers. God bless.

February 27, 2013

Dear Glidewell Family, how very sad we are to learn of Steve's passing. What wonderful times we shared together in our single and early married years, and how very beautiful are the children and grandchildren he leaves behind. We cherish the memories he leaves with us and pray that he is now in Heaven with God, the angels, Jessica, and all loved family members preceeding him. He left the world a better place, and we are thankful to have had Steve's friendship.
With Deepest Sympathy
Peggy and Pat Metzker
Racine, Wisconsin

Reba Woodard

February 26, 2013

Dear Modena, I moved to Randy and Susan's home in July and I lost touch of so many of my friends. It's Divine Intervention I never go to the Obituaries Times Record but a former associate of mine died and it was in the Democrat-Gazette and I searched for the obituary. We are so sorry for your loss. When Randy and Steve grew up he was very respectful and nice to me. Reba (Shaffer) Woodard, Randy and Susan Morrison Woodward

Lydia England

February 24, 2013

Dear Glidewell Family , my heart hurts for your loss, Steve was a kind and gental soul he will be missed. Peace be with you.

Bobbie Dale

February 24, 2013

I am so deeply sorry to hear of Steve's passing! His daughter Stephanie is a dear dear friend of mine. May all of you find some peace in all the memories that you have with him. God will see you all thorugh this and know that he is in a better place and will forever be watching down on his children and grandbabies!!

Kylee Newton

February 24, 2013

Stephaine and Sydney I'm so sorry for loss of your Dad he was amazing funny guy

Jane Jamell Hinkle

February 23, 2013

Sincere sympathy to the Glidewell Family. Steve was a friend to all in school, was fun to be around. I am thankful he attended our class reunion in 2010, everyone was so happy to see him. We were also neighbors in Southview many years ago. He will be missed by many.