Dad has passed on to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Though his body has been laid to rest, his spirit lives on for Eternity with Jesus Christ, beyond the Portals of Glory in Gods Kingdom. We love you Dad. Wait for us
  • 55 years old
  • Born on May 16, 1928 in McDonnough, Georgia, United States.
  • Passed away on June 10, 1983 in Austin, Texas, United States.

This memorial was created in the memory of our loving Dad, Homer C. Glass, a man living for not for the happiness of himself but for his family and friends.

I remember many Christmas seasons when Dad would use his own hard earned money to repair used toys and bicycles for children of needy families. He is one who would walk to the ends of eternity to help someone in need.

He was devoted to his family, and was so crazy in love with his grand children, although he never got to see the three beautiful grandchildren I gave him but I know he sees them.

Dad worked hard day in and day out to supply each need that would arise. He would fight a chain saw in defense of his family and friends.

I remember his stories of how he took all George Jones money in a poker game at Freddies Bar in Galveston, Texas while mom was singing with Tex Ritter at the age of 16 at the Capital Theatre.

Dad battled an addiction to alchohol for many years even while mom would speak Gods word to him...Finally those years of Gods word paid off.

Dad had a heart attack and was hospitalized pending a triple bypass but the miracle of it all was prior to that when Jesus visited him and and touched his heart, broke the addiction and changed his life. He lay in the hospital, waiting for his surgery, preaching to the nurses, reading his Bible endlessly.  During the surgery, the hospital power failed and to my knowledge no backup power came on in time to save him. It was, however, the hand of God that saved His soul. When the lights of earth went out, the light of God began to shine and from his Saving Day, Dad lived for Jesus and made his calling and election sure. His journey took him the Kingomd of God.

One should believe that God has a time and purpose for all things and His Timing should not be questioned. I miss my Dad but I am happy that he made a new choice and now living a new life that has no end.

He shared  his desire with me, to see my brother and all his grandchildren saved. Dad found the secret to life and wanted to share it with the world

Our Dad was not the man that many once knew and many did not have the opportunity to see the new man he became. It is without a doubt that my Dad is resting eternally and at peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Dad, we all Love You and Miss You very much. There is not a day that goes by that I don't sit and cry just thinking about all the days we never got to spend together but we will celebrate together one day, when the Trump of God shall sound and Jesus will split the sky with a Great Shout of Triumph.

Revelation 22:12, 13

12  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

Homer C. Glass
Born May 16, 1928
Called on to meet the Lord Jesus Christ in  June 10, 1983

Today marks the day my Dad would have celebrated his 89th Birthday here on earth, but, now celebrates in Gods Kingdom, called to his Eternal Home where his party hat is replaced with a Crown, party favors replaced with Angels and the birthday song replaced with Amazing Grace.

Dad was called to be with the Lord, in 1983, just months before my first of three children were born. He never got to see them, all three, but he knew the first was on her way.

It’s sad when a child never gets to see or meet their grandpa and so, even I, make sure that my granddaughter and others to come, and I spend valuable time together, making memories that will last a lifetime.

My Dad, Homer C. Glass…He was a man of his word. He said he would go to church when it was time and God called him just in time, whereas Gods timing is always impecable and just, calling Dad ‘From the Bottle to the Bible’.

Dad was a go getter, a man who kept his promise, worked hard, worked long. Whatever was necessary to feed us, his family, he did. While he many times would strive to get us things we wanted, he also made sure we had a home and were fed. Dad was an amazing man of promise. Always showed up birthday parties and graduations, bought gifts. had a ball with 2 sons and a wife that made him proud and loved us endlessly.

Although our family faced setbacks, trials, tribulations and division, Dad loved his family…his grandchildren and his wife. my mom Sue A. Glass, with a passion and always found a way to turn a frown into a smile and take time for parties, camping and other activities. While yet most of the time when my brothers’ kids were in another state following their Dad who served in the U.S Navy, Dad made a way to travel to see them on Christmas holidays. We road trains, drove in the car and all with high excitement of seeing the family together for that special day.

I remember late night dominoes, card games, football, barbecues in the park. Dad has a passion for fun and happiness and he made it come true.

Dad was generous man, dedicated to giving his heart to children, even ones he never knew or met. When he was a member of the Moose Lodge, while struggling to pay rent and bills, he spent his own money fixing up bicycles, tricycles and other items for needy kids at Christmas. He sanded, he painted, replace broken parts with new parts and on the day to deliver them, he had a multitude of Christmas gifts for the children.

Dad went out of his way to do for others. Even while the devil lured him with the alchohol, God was leading him with His Word.

Prior to his death, my Dad turned to a preacher of a small country church where he gave his heart to God and traded in the bottle for a Bible. He was devoted to his church and was there for every single service. God made an amazing transformation in my Dad. The days of turning up the bottle was taken over by lifting up his hands and glorifying our Great God and Creator of all things and all people.

Shortly after Dads Born Again experience, I received a call, that he had suffered a heart attack. We had the opportunity to see him a times before his bypass surgery but it was that time that God deemed the time well to take my Dad home to his Eternal Rest.

So, today, and many days I celebrate My Dad…My Hero…My Confidante and testify that I love him very much and cry, still, thinking of him every single day. He is just one reason why I strive, daily, to stay true to God and as steadfast in His word and keep on keeping on for the cause of Christ.

There are many times that would take many days to explain the turn-around Dad made and all the good that was in his heart so I will end with this…

My dad, instead of resting in a hospital bed, is now resting in the arms of Our Messiah…Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He put down the liquor and picked up his life saving promise, The Bible and he found the word that gave him peace and understanding that God has a better plan and he lived it out.

Never give up on anyone. There is always hope that lies in the  promise of God’s Word…

You just have to Trust and Believe.

 

I Love You Dad and I Miss you more than fancy words can say but I know you are in better hands and I just can’t wait to see you again.

 

Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound that saved a wretch like me…

 

Posted by Gary Glass on 19th June 2018
Hi Dad....Sorry I am late but Happy Belated Fathers Day. Not much new stuff going on. Just wanted to tell you that you are the best dad ever and I miss you. I Love You
Posted by Lisa Glass on 5th February 2018
Hey PaPa I really miss you these days the whole family is seperated.Im trying my best to care for momma(Dolly)Shes all i got right now besides God he always comes first.Angel lives in Montana we only get to see her and Rowan once a year but am lucky to have that time with her.I have surgery sometime next month,I do get to see Elizabeth and Ashley once in a while which is nice.But anyway ill C U again
Posted by Gary Glass on 4th February 2018
Good Evening Dad...Wanted to stop by before bed and say Hello and that I love you. It would be amazingly beautiful if Jesus would come this week, perhaps even tonight, so that I could see you again. Knowing that you loved football so much, you might already know that the Philadelphia Eagles won the superbowl tonight. Gonna head on now dad. I miss you, Please ask Jesus to come on down here and take us all home...I think it's time we had a sweet reunion. Loving and Missing you always, it's me, Gary
Posted by Gary Glass on 23rd December 2017
Good Morning Dad. Sitting here with a cup of coffee, thinking of you and just wanted to say, as many time before and many times to come that I love and miss you. Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and while we all have grown and have families to share with, it’s just not the same without you here. Mom continually says she loves you and misses you two being together. She always calls your name and sheds some tears. We will be picking her up Christmas morning and taking her to our family Christmas dinner. I know you celebrate with Jesus so your Christmas celebration might just be a bit sweeter but nonetheless we enjoy our memories of you and your reborn experience. Was so excited to see you take the step into salvation. God Loves you, Jesus loves you and we all love you. Merry Christmas Dad
Posted by Lisa Glass on 16th May 2017
Hello again PaPa.I so wish you were here at this moment.I think of you very often and remember all the great time spent with you.I havent been able to visit Nanny in the elderly home that Dad & Gary placed her in,but I will soon arrange a ride to visit her.With not much family around my heart is breaking.I know this if you were still here things would be so different,Ide have my mom & dad together.Also the siblings would be much closer.Thanks for always being there for me even now in good memories
Posted by Gary Glass on 15th May 2017
Hi Dad. Tomorrow is your Birthday. 89, wow. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday and that I love you so much. It is painful to face each day without you here to offer your advice and company. Watch and wait for me. I strive daily to be as good a Christian as I can be to be assured that I see you again. I miss you...Happy Birthday
Posted by Gary Glass on 9th October 2016
Dad this is David and I just wanted to let you know you've in mind all day and I needed to let you that I am in such pain right now and need to talk.you know my situation so I don't need to explain,just know that I just couldn't hold it together any longer.i tried so hard to be a great father and grandfather.you would be so proud of all tve kids,they really turned out great. I put your picture up in moms room and she said she'll never love another man.tou really need to look after her,we are trying g so hard to keep her safe and seeing her as much as we can. Guess you know you're going g to be a great grandfather again soon
Posted by Lisa Glass on 10th June 2016
Hey PaPa there's not a day that goes by that I think of you.Its been hard for me cause Nanny is now living in a nursing home.Well dad left mom and there's so much separation throughout the family.This is the time I need you the most,I try to keep us all together.But some of the family's hearts had hardened.And some say oh I have plenty time to change .But PaPa this is a hateful & cruel world.I may have to live in this world,but I'm not of the world.I gave my heart and my all to God a long time ago .And He has protected me and my 3 girls through all situations that satan tries to throw our way.Anyway on a good note Angel is coming into Austin today from Montana .So we're super excited for her visit.Its 2:14 AM and I need rest.So I'll talk to you again.
Posted by Gary Glass on 16th May 2016
Good Evening Dad...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...I thought I would let everyone get their greetings done and come by before bedtime...I miss you and to top it all off, we will be placing mom in a nursing home tomorrow. Her Alzheimers has gotten so bad I can't seem to manage her any longer but she will be with Aunt Laverne. She will be well cared for and Uncle Gilbert will be there every day to visit, eat lunch with them and show some movies. It will be a sad time and hard to do but she will get good care, as she needs and me and the family can visit as often as we want. It's just 28 miles away in Lockhart, Texas. Well, I have to go for now. I love you Dad....Sure do miss you. Hold me a place at by the portals. I will see you as soon as the Lord calls me home.
Posted by Lisa Glass on 16th May 2016
Happy 88th Birthday PaPa.Theres not a day that goes past that I don't stop thinking on all the good memories we had together.All the way back to when I was a small tile.I love you.Mom and dad I think need you more today than they ever have.I pray God will resolve it some how.Well you Rest in Peace PaPa P.S. I show my 3 daughters pictures of you all the time.And I tell them what a good man you were.
Posted by Julia Hack on 16th May 2016
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY grandpa
Posted by Gary Glass on 21st March 2016
Dropping by to say hello on this chilly spring morning. Wanted to say how much I miss you and love you. Carlton, my son, and his wife had a baby girl so now you are a Great Grandpa and I am finally a grandpa for the first time...She is so beautiful. Wish she could have known you here. I know you would have spoiled her. Her name is Emma and soon we will have her dedicated to the Lord. Keep waiting for me...I'm coming...I Love You
Posted by Gary Glass on 15th November 2015
Hi Dad...Just left Larry, wishing him a Happy Birthday and missing you so much. I can't wait to be with you but either I have to pass or Jesus has to come, not sure which will happen first but til then just remember I love you and think of you every single day. Been helping some other folks with things to replace what they lost in the flood. Mom's alzheimers is keeping me on my toes. She talks of you often and I know she loves you too. Gotta go to bed soon so I will say goodnight.Much love to ya Dad
Posted by Gary Glass on 16th May 2015
Happy Birthday Dad...87 years old today and dancing with the Angels on streets of gold...I want you to know and I'm sure you do know I love and miss you very much. Have fun and enjoy your eternal stay...I will be there one day soon.
Posted by Lisa Glass on 15th May 2015
Good Moring PaPa I miss you so very much,but I know I'll see you again in heaven.I always remember the smile you would have on your face when you see your grandchildren.Nanny is doing good,I talk to as much as I can.Your granddaughters are growing into beautiful young ladies.I wish they could have met you.They love their Nanny & PaPa.And David Paul is getting married this month on the 28th.Well I love you and until next time you'll be in my heart always.
Posted by Gary Glass on 26th December 2014
Merry Christmas Dad...Just wanted to say I am thinking of you today during the Christmas season remembering how you always decorated the tree and made sure it was packed with gifts for everyone. I also remember how you labored so endlessly to refurbish old donated bicycles so needy kids would have a gift on Christmas day. I miss you Dad...I miss you so much. Mom talks about you all the time and of how badly she misses you. Enjoy your day and your walk on Heavens Holy Ground and tell the Angels to have the gate wide open when I come. Love you Dad...Gotta go for now but I'll be back
Posted by Gary Glass on 31st October 2014
Good Morning Dad, it's October now and the fall season is showing itself finally. Seems my brother is at odds with me. All I have now is My Wife, Mom and Church. LOL they are the ones, apparently, who understand me. We are attending a wonderful church now and have been there nearly a year already. Sure wish you were here to go with us and encourage the other part of the family who seem to have went a direction with their faith and no one understands but God and He will have his way thru it all. We are getting ready for Halloween tonight, not celebrating but just giving out candy for the kids. Dad, there is a empty place inmyl heart and it's lonely here, not seeing you or being able to just hug you from time to time. Mom talks about you every day. She misses you so much. One day...One day we will all be together. Christmas is coming up too and again that empty place in my heart will ache again. I guess before I soak the keyboard with all my tears I will say, once again, I love you and miss you so very much. Will be glad when we see each other again...all of us together in a place where there is no more loneliness or despair. Keep watch for me...I'm doing all I can to make sure my calling is worth. Rest well in the Arms of Jesus. I wll be back soon...bye for now
Posted by Lisa Glass on 17th May 2014
Hey PaPa I know your just asleep in the grave awaiting that glorious day where well get to meet Yahweh and Jashua.Happy 86th Birthday.You are truley loved and weve kept your memory in our hearts.Much love,Lisa Glass
Posted by Lydia Patten on 16th May 2014
Gary I never met your Dad but this tribute is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your Dad with us. God's Blessings.
Posted by Gary Glass on 16th May 2014
Good Morning Dad and Happy Birthday. You would have been 86 years old today but in the Kingdom of God you are as a child, young and vibrant, running across the floors of Heaven. It has been a while since I checked in but, nonetheless, I love you and miss your more than ever. Enjoy your new life and your new body and remember to wait for me by the gates. I Love You Dad
Posted by Lisa Glass on 16th November 2013
Good Evening PaPa,I had a great service @ church today.But I sure do miss ya.O know you are resting in peace though ,and I'll get to see you some day in heaven.And oh what a glorious day that will be.For some reason I think about the little play house you built for us .And the song Elvira by the Oakridge Boys.Me and Linda K.use to dance on the front yard to that song.I luv u.
Posted by Brandi Glass on 16th November 2013
Papa, I wish I would have had more time with you! I wish you could have known your great grankids! We miss you terribly! I know how happy you would be to see what a wonderful grandparent your son has become! My dad reminds me of you in so many ways! Because of hi I feel like I am closer to you! I love you Papa And I love you Dad!
Posted by David Glass on 16th November 2013
Dad,there's not a day goes by that I don't have you in my thoughts.This is my first time I've left a tribute because I can never hold it together,you are always in my heart and it hurts so bad not to have you around.I know you would be so proud of all the kids,I make sure they know who you are.I am at ease after my dream explaining why I wasn't there and you know why.Dad keep us safe.Love
Posted by Gary Glass on 16th November 2013
Just sitting here thinking of you. Holding back tears is hard. I love you so much Dad. Some days are hard to get thru not having you here to ask your advice. You taught me well to stand on my own but missing you is something I cannot get over...David and I are gonna get together today and watch the Texas Game...Wish you were here. We all love and miss you so very much...God Bless You
Posted by Gary Glass on 26th May 2013
Dear Dad, it has been a long time since I visited and I am so sorry. So many things going on, as I'm sure you know, that it takes away from things that should be more important. We celebrated Moms Birthday last month and had a wonderful time. Mom speaks of you very frequently and we all miss and love you very much. We lay Bro. Thomas to rest yesterday. Say Hi to him for me. Love you mucho.
Posted by Gary Glass on 21st November 2012
Dear Sweet Dad, I was sitting and thinking of you yesterday and every day. I couldn't find the words to say how much I miss you and love you. We are preparing for Thanksgiving and my most greatest thing I am thankful for is you and Jesus making a connection and know I will see you again. So many days pass so quickly, it seems like you left us just yesterday...still, my heart is in pain.
Posted by Lisa Glass on 20th November 2012
Hey PaPa,I was just thinking of all the good times I had with you.So i wanted to stop by and tell you I Love You and miss you dearly.I'm waiting on the day Ill join you in Heaven.Love,Lisa
Posted by Gary Glass on 23rd October 2012
Good Morning Dad, Sorry I took so long...seems time is just slipping away and days are going by so fast. It is mid October and Halloween is near meaning that we are closing in on some colder temperatures. I know you are warm in the arms of Jesus. I Love You and Miss You Dad. Will come again soon.
Posted by Gary Glass on 23rd June 2012
Dad I am so sorry I am so late wishing you a Happy Fathers Day, but then again, you have already received the Greatest Gift any Father could want.You are with your Father, basking in the Glory of His Great Love, and for Eternity. Well, I have to tell you, as before, I miss you being here for that day. I Love You Dad. Keep me a place beside you...We can dine together. Bye for now.
Posted by Gary Glass on 10th June 2012
Good Morning Dad. Today marks the anniversary of your passing from this life into Gods Kingdom. It has been a rough way for me...missing you all these years is hard, but I love you and know you are in the place God intended for you. It's nothing short of Amazing of how much God loves us and provides for us. I'm gonna have some coffee now. I love you and miss you so very much. Bye for now.
Posted by Lisa Glass on 23rd May 2012
Happy 84th Birthday PaPa.I truly miss ya this year.So many things have went on and I sure could have needed your wisdom and encouragement on some situations.I lay thinking of you often,and remember all the good times spent with you and Nanny.But I just wanted you to know I love and miss you dearly.Love,Lisa
Posted by Gary Glass on 16th May 2012
Happy Birthday Dad. 84 today and yet in the hands of the Master you are as pretty as a new born babe. Nearly 29 years ago you left us to take your place in God's Kingdom. What a blessing it must be to rest win the presence of God and walk with Jesus every single day...I want that, so I have decided I must set aside those deadly weights of the world and prepare myself...cont'd V
Posted by Gary Glass on 16th May 2012
cont'd... I need help...will you guide me along the way? I love and miss you so much. Happy Birthday
Posted by Gary Glass on 9th May 2012
Good Morning Dad...Just came for a short visit, once again and continually, to say I love and miss you. I read a poem this morning while sipping of my coffee and thinking of you...it said: "Thinking of you is easy, I do it everyday Missing you is the heartache that never goes away
Posted by Gary Glass on 27th April 2012
Hi Dad...Stopping in to say Hi and I Love & Miss You. We are preparing for mom's birthday party tomorrow at Zilker Park. She doesn't know about it but we have done it for the last 3 years or so. Sure wish you were here to join, but there again, you are in a much better party than what we could throw...Hope you will be looking in on us...Miss You So Much.
Posted by Gary Glass on 29th February 2012
Dad, I wanted to stop by and let ya know that you are so much on my mind. I took the next 5 days off to get some house repairs done. I have an interview next week with the City of Austin. I will be setting my retirement with the school district for the end of May...Gee I miss you so much. My wife is awesome Dad. I know you two would really get along great.
Posted by Gary Glass on 29th February 2012
Crystal and her husband has moved to Houston...can't see her as oft as I wish, but...Carlton and his wife are doing fine. They got them a mobile home and Cassandra well she moved to far north Austin and I don't get to see her much either. Mom is great and missing you...we all miss you. Running out of space...I Love You Dad...Will drop by again soon. Keep an eye on me will ya?
Posted by Gary Glass on 6th February 2012
Hi Dad Just stopped by before bed time. I have a dr. appointment in the morning so I am taking off. Gonna take a few extra days to find a new career. Driving the bus is very stale now, so guide me dad and show me where I need to go. Will be going to the Philippines for this coming Christmas to see my in-laws. I miss and love you dad.Goodnite
Posted by Gary Glass on 22nd January 2012
Good Morning Dad, Just came to say, again, I Love You. My car quit today. It took me to work and that was the end of it. I had to scramble to find a new ride but Gee, the prices are higher and the cars are newer so I had to bite the bullet on the $$. I got us a 2009 Dodge Journey. A Journey to ride in until our Journey to our Eternal Home begins.
Posted by Gary Glass on 7th January 2012
Well Pop, Christmas has come and gone...the holidays passed quickly. I guess we will have to wait and see what the Lord has in store for us. There will be no greater holiday or celebration than the day we are able to sit together, again, with Jesus and say goodbye to worries and woes...a day that never ends. I Love and Miss you so much. Keep waiting for me...I am working on perfection.
Posted by Peggy Rebold on 25th December 2011
Merry Christmas UncleHomer. I have always loved you and think of you often. What wonderful memories I have of you and aunt Sue. I have been so blessed to have wonderful loving family members like the two of you.
Posted by Lisa Glass on 24th December 2011
Merry Christmas Pa Pa.I have never forgotten all the time I got to spend with you and Nanny.You were always there for me.My favorite time of all is when we would come to visit yall and the way your eyes light up.You were always my hero.I miss going to have hot coco and waffels at Hills cafe so early or waking to some biscuits & gravy.I will never forget U & will see you again LUV,Lisa .G
Posted by Julia Hack on 23rd December 2011
Hey grandpa I love and miss you .I was only 5 when you left us and dont remember you but I hear all the stories .thanks for raising a wonderfull dad that I have .you and grandma did a great job .love and miss you .julia hack
Posted by Gary Glass on 23rd December 2011
Merry Christmas Dad, It's a season that is hard to face without you here. I wish I could see you if only for a few moments. I am striving day by day to live a righteous life so I may again be with you. I don't know the time as it may come but I will continue to prepare myself. I Love and Miss You Tremendously.

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