Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas Walter Glazener
January 14, 1944 -
June 26, 2019

Visitation

Service 

July 13, 2019
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Thomas Walter Glazener, age 75, of Fayetteville, TN. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home.

Tom was born on January 14, 1944 in Transylvania County, NC to the late Walter and Mary Blanche Arrowood Glazener. He served active duty in the United States Army for 23 years before retiring. He graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and later the University of Florida with a master’s in Civil Engineering. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Lt. Col. (Ret.) Glazener passed away on June 26, 2019 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Poor Glazener; daughters, Ginger (Ron) Demirjian of Madison, AL and Noel Glazener of Clarksville, TN; son, Hunt (Jennifer) Glazener of Kelso, TN; sister, Peggy (Larry) Browning of Etowah, NC; and grandchildren, Bradley, Thomas, and Jacquelyn Demirjian and Liza and Walter Glazener.

Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville, TN Elks Lodge 1792, for Veteran Programs or Nursing Scholarships, P.O. Box 837, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Glazener.

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29 Comments

  1. Ann Vallandingham Golightly

    Connie,
    I was so sorry to hear about Tommy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Ken and Suzy Demirjian

    Hello Connie. We’re sorry for your loss and have had you and Tom in our prayers for some time. Love to all of you during this tough time.

    Reply
  3. Gwynneth

    Dear Connie and Family,
    Tom lived a full life taking everything in his stride. The sights he saw and the memories made hold dear to them sweet lady.
    You were his rock and strength. Always the cheer leader and conscientious loving companion. God Bless you all. Peggy’s friend,
    Gwynneth

    Reply
  4. Dixie

    Connie Mr Tom was one in a million…everybody loved him, especially me. He never met a stranger and was good to everybody. I think he’s in heaven with Mr Jack saying set em up! He will be missed by all. Prayers to you and the family. If you need me you know where I am Love you big!

    Reply
  5. Dan Long

    Connie, Tom was a great asset to the Lodge. Condolences to you and the rest of the family, from Barbara and I.

    Reply
  6. Linda F. Williams

    Connie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr. Glazener; however, we would like to have his picture for the Warrior Exhibit if it is not there already. If you are interested in having his picture in the Exhibit please email me . Again, I am so sorry.

    Reply
  7. Paige Deaton

    Oh how I loved that man and feared that man. I am sorry he is gone already. I have missed you all.
    Love and prayers to all of you, my old neighbors.

    Reply
  8. Karen and Jeff Russ

    Connie, So sorry for your loss, Tom will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  9. Jane Vaughn Oddo

    I know you will be missed. Your family were friends of ours. Condolences.

    Reply
  10. Beverly Spiva

    Noel,
    You and your mom have been such faithful caregivers to your dad. He is at rest and I will pray for both of you to be immersed in God’s peace as you mourn his loss.
    Love, Beverly

    Reply
  11. Karen Miller

    Connie so sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the best and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of being his friend. Sending prayers to your family.

    Reply
  12. Willi Frank

    I never met Mr. Glazener but I do know his daughter, Noel. He must have been a special man to be part of the team that raised such a kind and generous woman. Thank you, Tom. Prayers for peace and comfort for the entire family.

    Reply
  13. Sam and Denise Clark

    Noel I know how much you loved and will miss your Dad. He was a great man and a hero to many. What a wonderful legacy he leaves with your family. I know he’s very proud of you all! Hugs and sincere condolences.

    Reply
  14. Lule West

    Noel, I am so sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  15. Cathleen McCoy

    Noel.
    You have been a blessing to your parents during this time. I know your Daddy has been a great influence on you. You have been a devoted daughter giving so much of yourself during his illness. Praying that the Lord gives you rest and assurance.
    Cathleen

    Reply
  16. Carol Simms Young

    Connie I am so sorry I thought the world of Tom he was always nice to everyone he will be greatly missed everyone loved him and everyone loves you love you Connie. Carol

    Reply
  17. Bill and Paula Ferguson

    Connie, Ginger, Noel, Hunt, We are so very sorry to hear about Tom. He was a wonderful man. He is at peace now. No more pain. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts.
    Bill, Paula, Sheri, Billy Ferguson

    Reply
  18. Pat Applegate

    Noel and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is with you; may God lessen your pain and bless your memories.

    Reply
  19. Dixieyarbrough

    Connie and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr Tom was a special man and a great friend to all who knew him. He will be missed!!!

    Reply
  20. Sandy Green

    Noel, my prayers are with you and your family. Your father is at peace now. He served his country well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask. Love you.

    Reply
  21. Susan Thompson

    Connie and family, words cannot express the sadness I feel over the death of such a great man…I consider you all very dear friends! May you be comforted at this sad time by God’s love and the love of your friends. Susan

    Reply
  22. Shirley Bolles

    Connie, and children I am so sorry for your great loss. He was a good friend and a good person he will be greatly missed. He always told me if you couldn’t fix anything that Jack Daniels could take care of any problem. Love you.

    Reply
  23. Ricky A. Tellstrom

    Connie, I am so sorry for you Ginger, Hunt and Noel and all the grandkids. Tom was a wonderful boss and a good friend.

    Reply
  24. Teresa Brown

    Today I send my love to Tom’s beloved family. Condolences to Connie.

    Reply
  25. Mitzi Burnum

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Tom was a great friend to Tommy and me. He will be missed.

    Reply
  26. Lila McElroy

    Tom was a great friend and neighbor!! He will be missed!! My thoughts and prayers are with you Connie, Ginger, Noel, and Hunt.

    Reply
  27. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    Connie, Ray and I are sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and in the days ahead..Tom was a special friend. Our Love, Ray & Sue

    Reply
  28. Jeanie Hyde

    Connie, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family at this sad time.

    Reply
  29. Janis Williams

    Connie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will pray prayers of comfort for all of you.

    Reply

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29 Comments

  1. Ann Vallandingham Golightly

    Connie,
    I was so sorry to hear about Tommy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  2. Ken and Suzy Demirjian

    Hello Connie. We’re sorry for your loss and have had you and Tom in our prayers for some time. Love to all of you during this tough time.

    Reply
  3. Gwynneth

    Dear Connie and Family,
    Tom lived a full life taking everything in his stride. The sights he saw and the memories made hold dear to them sweet lady.
    You were his rock and strength. Always the cheer leader and conscientious loving companion. God Bless you all. Peggy’s friend,
    Gwynneth

    Reply
  4. Dixie

    Connie Mr Tom was one in a million…everybody loved him, especially me. He never met a stranger and was good to everybody. I think he’s in heaven with Mr Jack saying set em up! He will be missed by all. Prayers to you and the family. If you need me you know where I am Love you big!

    Reply
  5. Dan Long

    Connie, Tom was a great asset to the Lodge. Condolences to you and the rest of the family, from Barbara and I.

    Reply
  6. Linda F. Williams

    Connie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr. Glazener; however, we would like to have his picture for the Warrior Exhibit if it is not there already. If you are interested in having his picture in the Exhibit please email me . Again, I am so sorry.

    Reply
  7. Paige Deaton

    Oh how I loved that man and feared that man. I am sorry he is gone already. I have missed you all.
    Love and prayers to all of you, my old neighbors.

    Reply
  8. Karen and Jeff Russ

    Connie, So sorry for your loss, Tom will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  9. Jane Vaughn Oddo

    I know you will be missed. Your family were friends of ours. Condolences.

    Reply
  10. Beverly Spiva

    Noel,
    You and your mom have been such faithful caregivers to your dad. He is at rest and I will pray for both of you to be immersed in God’s peace as you mourn his loss.
    Love, Beverly

    Reply
  11. Karen Miller

    Connie so sorry for your loss. Tom was one of the best and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of being his friend. Sending prayers to your family.

    Reply
  12. Willi Frank

    I never met Mr. Glazener but I do know his daughter, Noel. He must have been a special man to be part of the team that raised such a kind and generous woman. Thank you, Tom. Prayers for peace and comfort for the entire family.

    Reply
  13. Sam and Denise Clark

    Noel I know how much you loved and will miss your Dad. He was a great man and a hero to many. What a wonderful legacy he leaves with your family. I know he’s very proud of you all! Hugs and sincere condolences.

    Reply
  14. Lule West

    Noel, I am so sorry for your loss!

    Reply
  15. Cathleen McCoy

    Noel.
    You have been a blessing to your parents during this time. I know your Daddy has been a great influence on you. You have been a devoted daughter giving so much of yourself during his illness. Praying that the Lord gives you rest and assurance.
    Cathleen

    Reply
  16. Carol Simms Young

    Connie I am so sorry I thought the world of Tom he was always nice to everyone he will be greatly missed everyone loved him and everyone loves you love you Connie. Carol

    Reply
  17. Bill and Paula Ferguson

    Connie, Ginger, Noel, Hunt, We are so very sorry to hear about Tom. He was a wonderful man. He is at peace now. No more pain. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts.
    Bill, Paula, Sheri, Billy Ferguson

    Reply
  18. Pat Applegate

    Noel and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is with you; may God lessen your pain and bless your memories.

    Reply
  19. Dixieyarbrough

    Connie and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr Tom was a special man and a great friend to all who knew him. He will be missed!!!

    Reply
  20. Sandy Green

    Noel, my prayers are with you and your family. Your father is at peace now. He served his country well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask. Love you.

    Reply
  21. Susan Thompson

    Connie and family, words cannot express the sadness I feel over the death of such a great man…I consider you all very dear friends! May you be comforted at this sad time by God’s love and the love of your friends. Susan

    Reply
  22. Shirley Bolles

    Connie, and children I am so sorry for your great loss. He was a good friend and a good person he will be greatly missed. He always told me if you couldn’t fix anything that Jack Daniels could take care of any problem. Love you.

    Reply
  23. Ricky A. Tellstrom

    Connie, I am so sorry for you Ginger, Hunt and Noel and all the grandkids. Tom was a wonderful boss and a good friend.

    Reply
  24. Teresa Brown

    Today I send my love to Tom’s beloved family. Condolences to Connie.

    Reply
  25. Mitzi Burnum

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Tom was a great friend to Tommy and me. He will be missed.

    Reply
  26. Lila McElroy

    Tom was a great friend and neighbor!! He will be missed!! My thoughts and prayers are with you Connie, Ginger, Noel, and Hunt.

    Reply
  27. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    Connie, Ray and I are sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and in the days ahead..Tom was a special friend. Our Love, Ray & Sue

    Reply
  28. Jeanie Hyde

    Connie, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family at this sad time.

    Reply
  29. Janis Williams

    Connie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will pray prayers of comfort for all of you.

    Reply

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