Herbert Jerome Glass
May 16, 1926 – January 11, 2020
Herbert Jerome Glass, age 93 of Middletown, went to be with the Lord, January 11, 2020 at 8:10 am. He is survived by son Bruce W. Glass (Edith) of Middletown, Ohio and daughter Gloria F. Volosy (Joe) of Lebanon, Ohio. He is also survived by his grandchildren Christina D. Oden and Robert N. Glass, both of Dayton, Ohio. Also surviving, in Alabama, are brothers Jimmy (Bus) Doyle Glass (Betty, Deceased), Roy Dale Glass (Janie), William Austen (Junior) Glass, Jr. and sisters Bettye Isom (Sherrill, deceased) and Billie Joe Reynolds (Kelton). Herbert was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia M. Glass, father, William A. Glass and mother, Luvenia Townsend Glass; brothers William (Cart) Carlton Glass (Betty, also deceased), Cecil (Cease) Glass (Vicki) and Donald Edward Glass. Herbert was born in Blount County, Alabama, May 16, 1926. His family were farmers, growing crops like watermelon, cantaloupe, and peanuts among others, as well as raising cattle. In WWII he entered the Army where he served in reconnaissance and infantry units. While serving with General George Patton’s 3rd Army, he was wounded severely, eventually being shipped back to the United States where he finished out his service at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. There, he met Sylvia, who volunteered as a worker for the USO. She became his wife for a lifetime. For most of his married life, Herbert worked at ARMCO Steel, retiring after 34 years. A devoted husband and father, he lived for his family, providing a good home and teaching the value of hard work by word and example. Besides working for the steel mill, Herbert also successfully owned and operated Glasco Advertising Products as an addition to his income from Armco. Though this kept him busy, he was never too busy for his family. As often as possible he proudly attended each event in which his children were participants. When things weren’t so much fun, he taught his children, by his own example, what it meant to be strong and work your way through difficulty. His strength and work effort brought the family through hard times. The good times, then, were even more enjoyable. Herbert attended the Grand Avenue Church of God with his family as much as his work schedule allowed. He enjoyed the music and preaching but didn’t give his life to the Lord until late in life. Just a few years later, his strength began to fail, and he couldn’t get around like he was used to. Eventually, injuries and other maladies took their toll and, when the time was right, the Lord took him home. So long for now, Dad. We’ll see you later, when we are all reunited at Jesus’ feet in Heaven.
- Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
- Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020