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Thomas Columbus Glasby

August 8, 1920 — December 28, 2016

Thomas Columbus Glasby

Thomas Columbus Glasby, Sr., 96, passed away on December 28, 2016 at his home in Charlotte, NC.

Thomas was born August 8, 1920 in Greenville, SC to the late William Glasby and Amanda Wilson.  He served as a decorated member of the United States Army and retired as a Master Sergeant.  Thomas earned a long list of awards and commendations including two Silver Stars and three Purple Hearts.  Thomas served as a practical nurse in the United States Army during campaigns in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. 

Thomas is survived by his daughters, Marie Glasby and Lianna Glasby; his son, Thomas Glasby, Jr.; grandchildren, Kiesha Wells, Talia Pecoraro, Larry Frye, Edrick Baldwin, Justin Taylor, Matthew Glasby, Eric Daily and Izabela Szymanska Frye; great-grandchildren, Angeli Feliciano, Darien Wells, Jr.; sister, Rena Martin and her daughter, Renata Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

His wife, Tamara Glasby; brother, George Glasby and his sister Joan Dailey precede Thomas in death.

Thomas will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. on February 22, 2017 at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can by made in honor of Thomas C. Glasby, Sr, to AmVets National Service Foundation.

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