ForeverMissed

This memorial was created in the memory of our loving Dad, Homer C. Glass, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather,  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 

This day marks the day my Dad would have celebrated his 91st 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, 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 Lisa Glass on December 24, 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 Gary Glass on December 23, 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.
Posted by Julia Howard on December 23, 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
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Posted by Gary Glass on June 10, 2020
Hi Dad. Wanted to say I love you. You have all you’ll ever need. Not much to say about what’s going on here and no need anyway cos God has a different plan for it all.

I love you and miss you tremendously more every passing day. I could say I wish you were here but that would be greedy of me, so I’ll just say that I wish I were with you and leave it in Gods hands from there.

Say hi to gpa and Gma K And Cousin Larry. Love you all.
Posted by Lisa Glass on June 10, 2020
Good morning dearest PaPa I wanted to tell you how truly I miss you I these trying days.But I know I will see you again in our mansion in the sky
Posted by Gary Glass on May 18, 2020
Hi dad. Sorry I’m late but those two rascal new great grandbabies you have really keep me busy. Been missing you so much, more so than ever.

I just don’t know how to cope every day with you gone and mom in a nursing home. Well anyway I just wanted to stop by and say I love and miss you. Wish I could be with you.

Happy Birthday Dad
Recent stories

Happy Birthday

Shared by Lisa Glass on May 16, 2016

Happy 88th Birthday today.My girls are growing up so fast I always tell them what a good man you were and all the good fun we shared together.I miss you dearly.But I believe mom & dad need you here  right now more than anyone of us.

Shared by Julia Howard on October 29, 2014

I never really knew my papa :( I was only 5 when he passed away and don't remember anything about him.I did here about him getting saved a year before he died though.I love you papa and hope to see you again one day.

Inspiration

Shared by Lisa Glass on December 24, 2011

The 1 thing I remember very well is you were always the fist that kept this family together no matter what situatiions came up.I spent many days & nights with Nanny watching her pray for your salvation.She encouraged me to never give up my faith,to PUSH=Pray Until Something Happens.And I belived and listened to the lessons she would teach me,even more when you had gotten saved.And to this day thanks to Nanny for all her prayers for me,I have straightened my life up as well.I now have 3 beautiful daughters,you never got to meet.I do my best to raise them in a Godly manner.So that some day youll get to see them and myself.Thanks for being a the best Pa Pa a little girl could ever want.I pray your story inspires others to accept salvation.Cause God loves us all no matter of our past mistakes.I love you.Lisa