Herbert Lee “Herb” McGlasson, age 72, of rural Curryville, passed away unexpectedly at 5:23 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be the Rev. Glenn Forman.
Music will be provided by a selected favorite songs.
Interment will be at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Herbert McGlasson Jr., Chuck McGlasson, David McGlasson, Carl McGlasson, Dale McGlasson, Chris McGlasson, Matt McGlasson, and Cody McGlasson.
Herbert Lee “Herb” McGlasson was born on December 12, 1941 in Winchester, Illinois the son of Harvey Otis and Eva Katherine (Tipsword) McGlasson.
He married Elsie Lucille Daniels in Pittsfield, Illinois on August 7, 1961; she preceded him in death on June 8, 2014.
Herb grew up and attended schools in the Winchester, Illinois area. He served a short time in the U. S. Army and then returned and worked as a mechanic for approximately five years for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois. Herb and Elsie moved to the rural Curryville area in 1972 where he worked for over 40 years as an owner/operator of a trucking company.
He retired from trucking in 2008. Herb attended Elm Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed hobbies of farming, taking care of his cattle, hunting and tending his beehives.
Survivors include five sons Herbert and Glenda McGlasson Jr., of rural Vandalia; Chuck and Connie McGlasson, of Vandalia; David and Danielle McGlasson, of Vandalia; Carl and Bernie McGlasson, of Eolia; Dale and Sharon McGlasson, of New Bloomfield; six brothers Owen McGlasson, of Jacksonville, Illinois; Harvey McGlasson, of Chapin, Illinois; Paul McGlasson, of Arntsville, Illinois; Charlie McGlasson, of Joliet, Illinois; Joe McGlasson, of Curryville, and Nathan Henderson, of Vandalia; four sisters Weava Mahassey of Amarillo, Texas; Martha Bangert, of Ballwin; Dorothy Harrell, of Carbondale, Illinois, and Gladys Thias, of Groom, Texas; also survived by 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; parents; one sister, Linnie Smart.
Memorials are encouraged to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.