OBITUARY

William Emmett Glasgow Jr.

October 3, 1955July 3, 2019
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William Emmett Glasgow Jr. passed away at the age of 63 on July 3, 2019. Emmett was born October 3, 1955, in Jacksonville, Florida, where he resided his entire life. He was a graduate of Lee High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Florida.

First and foremost, Emmett was a family man. He often talked about his love for his children and grandchildren and constantly told friends and family how proud he was of all of them. Emmett was there for every game, every performance, every tournament, and every milestone. He was always eager to support his entire family and offer guidance in any way he could. His compassion, however, did not stop with his family. Emmett could often be found catching up with old friends, having conversations with complete strangers at gas stations, or helping a stranger in need. He was a kind and lively person that could bring a smile to anyone’s face. With an infectious laugh and a seemingly endless stockpile of great stories, he never ceased to light up a room. Those who knew him often heard, “I’m having the time of my life. How about you?” upon greeting him. He took this statement to heart, and everyone who met him was impacted by the happiness and kindness he had to offer.

He loved his friends and ensured that he stayed in touch with them. He enjoyed calling to wish friends happy birthday, and he religiously called his friends on holidays to offer well wishes. He held an annual party with his friends the night before the Florida-Georgia game and organized an annual camping trip with some of his closest friends. To Emmett, his friends were the brothers he never had.

People often confided in Emmett, because they knew that with him there were no worries of judgement or consequence. His eagerness to listen and affinity for helping others meant that he never met a stranger. The outpouring of love and messages his family has received from his lifelong friends, family friends, and even people he met just as recently as a few weeks ago has been overwhelming and serves as a testament to his character.

In addition to his love for his family and friends, Emmett loved National Parks, and he loved to travel. He saw many places, from New Zealand to China to Italy, almost always with his family in tow. As a young child, he developed a love for the water, and he loved boating with his family on the St. John’s River. Emmett could also be found cruising around Avondale on his bike, many times with a grandchild on the front or riding behind him.

It brings great comfort to Emmett’s family and friends to know that he was a man strong in his faith. He was so proud of the fact that he finally read the Bible cover to cover, something many people never accomplish.

Emmett is predeceased by his parents Emmett Sr. and Mildred Glasgow and is survived by his wife Heather Glasgow; children - Jake Glasgow (Nicole Glasgow), Rachel Amentt (Joe Amentt), Cade Glasgow and Kinsey Glasgow; grandchildren - Brinley Glasgow, Brody Glasgow, Briggs Glasgow, Brooklyn Amentt, Leighton Amentt (due in August); siblings - Lisbeth Nicholson, Jenni Hayes, and Joan Howell (Steve Howell); and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held Monday, July 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32205. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service and Sonny’s BBQ, Emmett’s favorite, will be served. Arrangements are being handled by Hardage-Giddens, Riverside Memorial Park & Funeral Home 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205.

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Pat Jensen

July 16, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of this. Emmett was such fun at work. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to Heather and the family.

Beth Bowers

July 16, 2019

Oh I am so sorry to hear this news. I worked with Emmett at Prudential years ago and always considered him a great friend. He was a very kind man indeed and will truly be missed.

Leslie Weller

July 15, 2019

Paul and Audrey and I were so very sorry to hear of Emmett’s passing. We will always remember his easy and friendly manner and the fun times we all shared tailgating in the garage at the Emory softball games. He was a lovely person. Sending our deepest condolences to Heather, Kinsey and your entire family.

KD Kneeburg

July 15, 2019

Not much to say my dear Emmett except that you were one of the good guys. You left this earth far too soon.

Dave and Linda Salter

July 15, 2019

Linda and I both knew Emmett from our time at Prudential and I often ate lunch with him along with a few other guys. We would sit and talk for awhile after lunch and I will always remember his vivid storytelling. He had that wry smile and twinkle in his eye that made you want to hear what he was going to say next...usually something outrageous and very funny. He was truly a unique and unforgettable individual.

Our condolences and sympathy to Heather and his entire family as we know he will be greatly missed. To lose him at such an early age is even more difficult. We hope God grants you peace and understanding and that the treasured memories of your life together will sustain you during this time.

Laurie Kindon

July 14, 2019

I met Emmett when our girls started playing travel ball many years ago. To say he was the life of the party at any event he showed up at is an understatement!
Not only did he bring joy to a room when he entered, he brought kindness and wisdom. Emmett had the uncanny ability to look at a situation and get to the bottom of it in 2.5 seconds. He would give you his assessment of the situation and advise, and then it was time to move on! I don’t know anyone who ever walked away from Emmett that did not walk away with a smile on their face! Rest In Peace Emmett. You will be missed by everyone that had the privilege of knowing you.

Tim and Susan Cone

July 14, 2019

Heather - Our sincerest condolences! We have very fond memories of the two of you from Pru.

Lynne Johnson

July 14, 2019

He always made me laugh !! I loved his obnoxiisness and complete honesty. You always knew what he was thinking. The only person who could tell me I looked goofy or did something dumb that instead of making me mad, made me crack up laughing. And it was always true. He was always there for me with honest and loving advice. I cannot imagine this world without him. I love you Uncle Emmett and am going to miss you so much!

Joanne Culbreth

July 13, 2019

I worked for Emmett for a short time at Prudential. From the time I started working in his group he put me at ease with his demeanor...always smiling or joking (and everyone knew who was laughing because you could hear him across the room.) He had a BIG personality, which makes him very memorable in my heart, even after all these years.
It was a real blessing to know Emmett, and I pray for comfort and peace over Heather and his whole family.

Cheryl Haley(Davis)

July 13, 2019

I worked with Emmett at Prudential many years ago. I was in the Accounting division and he was in data processing. I remember him as very smart, outgoing and friendly. We could always count on Emmett. So sorry to see he has passed. God bless his family and his loved ones.

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