James Richard Glass

October 16, 1932 ~ September 18, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Sumter, SC …. James “Jim” Richard Glass, Sr., age 89, beloved husband of 68 years to Theresa Plyler Glass, died on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at his residence.

Born in Lancaster County, SC, he was the son of the late James Berry Glass and Clotielde Whitley Glass.  Jim served in the US Air Force during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War.  He retired in November of 1971, after 22 years as a MSGT.  Following his military career, Jim worked for and retired from Cutler Hammer. Jim was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church for almost 50 years where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and children’s Church leader.  He was a very devoted, and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife Theresa, a son, James “Jimmie” Richard Glass Jr. of Sumter SC; two daughters, Patti Glass Wild (Stuart) of Winnsboro, SC and Anna Glass Odom, of Sumter; a brother John Glass (Alice) of Winnsboro, SC, a sister Rebecca “Beckie” Price ( Ronnie); four Grandchildren, Tony Rogers ( Amanda) Ricky Glass (Whitney) Maresa Alfred (Scott) and Ronnie Glass: four Great Grandchildren, Robert James Bryan, Cassandra Bryan ( Blake) Brooklyn Glass and Reed Glass: 2 Great Great Grandchildren, Connor Bryan and Holten Richardson, and was “Papa” to Layla Rayo, a special young girl.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sons in law, Tony Rogers and Tony Odom.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 4:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Atkinson, Rev. Jimmy Holley, and Rev. Lynn Gardner officiating concluding with full military honors.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 1116 Manning Rd., Sumter, SC 29150.

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September 23, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Memorial Service
September 24, 2022

4:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150


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