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Ernest A. Glasgow

Ernest A. Glasgow, Sr. of Kalamazoo, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the age of 94. Ernest was born on May 12, 1925 and was the son of John and Laura (Henley) Glasgow. He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy. He was a gunner on the USS Dearborn. On April 11, 1980 he married Sandy Pitts in Allegan. During Ernest’s life he held many types of working ranging from construction, truck driving to being a pastor. He was ordained in the 1950’s. He loved to minister and teach people the Bible and being a truck driver gave him an opportunity to spread the word to many people during his life. His faith was very important to him and he was known for reading the Bible. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and traveling. When listening to music he would listen to Gospel and old country and western. He loved to cook, beans and cornbread were a family favorite. Ernest will be missed by all that knew him. He will be remembered as funny, loving, knowledgeable, social, faithful, and extremely hardworking. Ernest is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandy; eight children: Linda Gray, of Millburg; Janice (Jerry) Summerford, of Coloma; Pat (Gary) Purcell, of Coloma; Myra (David) Kelly, of Hartford; Ernest “Lucky” Glasgow, Jr, of Keeler; Brian (Tiffany) Priest, of Parchment; Summer (Dale) Smith, of Schoolcraft; and Mia Glasgow, of Kalamazoo; 18 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son-in-law: Russ Gray and his parents and siblings. A graveside burial with military honors will be held at a later date, Fort Custer National Cemetery. While visiting Ernest’s webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and/or Mercy Ships.

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Dad I will always love and miss your smile laughter and joy. God gave me a very special daddy. I will miss the jokes and the twinkle in your eyes and the talks we had on the phone and all the special times. I will miss you as my pastor and friend and most of all my daddy. With love pat:rose:

pat purcell Apr 5 2020 5:59 PM

Bro. Glasgow has been my Pastor for over 46 years. I still considered him my Pastor even though my husband I have been pastoring for over 33 years ourselves. He taught us the unconditional love and mercy of God. Always had a good and uplifting word to share. Prayed many prayers of help and healing for us and family members. Brought much joy, laughter and inspiration into our lives. Forever grateful. Our love and condolences to his family.

Carolyn Criswell Apr 1 2020 8:19 PM

Earnest was a good friend to John and I we met him in the summer of 1972. I was pregnant with our daughter and he wanted us to name her Rose so we would have a Rose Busch. He will be missed.

Linda Busch Mar 24 2020 10:17 PM

My grandfather was a man who deeply cared about his family, and everyone he came into contact with. I along with all my wonderful Glasgow family members will truly miss him. I look forward to the opportunity to reconnect with my family to reminisce about the great memories we all have.

David Glasgow Mar 24 2020 7:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Glasgow

Jan Kelly Mar 24 2020 6:46 PM

I will always remember Grandpa Glasgow as someone who was ready to tell a joke and quick to smile and laugh. Our thoughts are with your family. Sincerely, Amanda (Glasgow) Hoffer and Great Grandchildren (Alan & Clark)

Amanda Hoffer Mar 24 2020 5:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ernest Glasgow

Ron Summerhill Mar 24 2020 1:34 PM

Brother Glasgow was my first pastor. I thank him for the salvation in my life. He will be missed. I know he is rejoicing with the Lord. My love and prayers are with all the family. With love, Patti and Charles Moore and Family.

Patti M. Mar 24 2020 12:57 PM

My famijj oh y has known Bro Glasgow for about 65 years. Always a kidder, smiling, sharing Jesus, quoting the Bible, giving sound Bible advice! He was my first pastor and I will forever love and respect this man that was so proud about being a child of God. I remember several quotes he gave to me/us as his kids..... he left heart prints everywhere he went!!!

DeLois (Jacjson) Hunsberger Mar 24 2020 10:23 AM

He dreamed last week that he went to heaven and someone showed him around. I think he got excited and couldn't wait any longer!

Summer Glasgow-Smith Mar 24 2020 10:11 AM

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