Originally published in the Houston Chronicle
Charles Glancy understood what was important in life. Raised on a farm in Indiana, he learned at an early age that hard work, honesty, and integrity were paramount to a life well-lived. Among these strong values was a spirited generosity - unassuming and modest. Charles preferred laughter to tears and was always ready with a wink, a whistle, a song, a smile or a quick witted remark to lighten the mood.
After graduating from Roll High School he continued his education at Ball State University where he met Anna Jeffers. He began his career in engineering at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and then transferred to NASA where he was an integral part of history until he retired. He gave generously of his time to the AAU for over 45 years; spreading his compassion all over the country.
Charles was a loving husband to the late Ann Glancy; together they raised 4 daughters: Liz (Carey) Stapleton, Lois (Frank) Palermo, Charlese (Mike) Seyler, and Trucynda (Bruce) Hawkins. Through these girls, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, four siblings, four seemingly innumerable nieces and nephews, the love of the Glancy clan reaches all over the world.
Charles extended this reach when he met Joan, his wife he now leaves behind. Their 21 years of marriage was filled with that same love and compassion, and extending the family: Brian (Kathy) Parker and Kim Parker, three more grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Dad, you were one of the most decent, thoughtful, caring, and unselfish people we have had in our lives. Through your words you guided us; you will always be our voice of reason. Through your actions you taught us what is important; you will always be our inspiration. We are proud to be your "Glancy Girls" and hope to pass on your wisdom, love, and spirit to our families.
Charles Glancy will be laid to rest with Ann and their daughter Tiffanie in a graveside service to be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, September 1st at Forest Park East in League City, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday September 2nd from noon - 3 at the Event Center in El Lago: 411 Tallowood Drive El Lago, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Charles' memory to: Gulf AAU - P.O. Box 38913 Houston, Texas 77238.
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