Deacon Robert Clay Glosson

Staff Written Obituaries

Deacon Robert Glosson began his journey 97 years ago on Sunday, Nov. 11, 1923 to the late Tommy Glosson and Della Cobb. He gained his wings on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. to join his late wife Frankie, son Anthony, two brothers: Wesley and Amos, and sister Willie Smith.

Deacon Glosson lived in Morgan County his entire life. On Nov. 25,1957 he married Frankie Pierce, with this union he was blessed with seven children: Anthony (deceased), Jackie (Lillian), Constance (Richard- deceased) Brazel, Robert Frank (Marie), Danny (Allison), Ricky, and Katherine (Robert) Bailey.

Deacon Glosson grew up in a time where black men were not expected to be successful, still he kept his faith and was determined to accomplish what multiple people told him he could not. In spite of having no form of education and not being able to read or write, he lived by his motto, “The Best Is Yet to Come.” e H He never allowed man to guide him, instead he put his trust in God and worked hard to achieve what most thought was impossible. Deacon Robert Glosson became the first black man in Morgan County to own a dairy. 

Deacon Glosson also leaves to cherish his memories; a devoted sister Maude Banks, 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, two sisters -in -law Charlie Mae Rivers and Mary Ann Lawrence. Devoted nieces: Deloris McCoy, Emma Carter, Melissa Clark, Teresa Smith, and Carla Smith; a host of nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.

Taking a step back to briefly look at Deacon Glosson’s life, we depict him as a godly person filled with wisdom who always showed unconditional love because he believed that “Everybody was somebody.” He was a hardworking dedicated family man. He was a man who was blessed and respected by those who knew him. He served as a deacon of Flat Rock Baptist Church for more than 70 years, holding the position for Chairman of the Deacon Board for many years. He enjoyed planting vegetables and working in his garden and was known for his many quotes that he lived by.

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