SPRINGFIELD – Gil Nelson Glisson, 60, a lifelong resident of Springfield, died at 2:58 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born June 6, 1947, in Springfield, the son of Silas Glisson Jr. and Dorothy Reed Glisson. He married Janet L. Alexander on Nov. 4, 2006. His mother; father; his father’s wife, Jackie; and grandparents, Silas Glisson Sr., Fannie Mae Glisson and Gilbert and Ceil Reed, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Glisson was a disability claims adjudicator II for the Illinois Department of Human Services. He also worked for 23 years as vice president at First National Bank.
He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church and ABC Club. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. He volunteered for 12 years with the LPGA and Friend-in-Deed. Gil loved his wife and family first and foremost; his dogs, Illini and Bailey; and the Cardinals, golf and football. He was inducted into the Eureka Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He received his bachelor’s degree from Eureka College and master’s degree from Sangamon State University.
Surviving are his wife, Janet L. Glisson of Springfield; daughter, Krista Glisson of Springfield; stepdaughter, Jennifer (husband, Jim) Robson of Springfield; son, Scott Glisson of Springfield; stepson, John Groesch of Springfield; five grandchildren, Travis Nelson Glisson, Chanse Heibner, Josephine Robson and Jacob and Joshua Groesch; sister, Penelope Penny Conway of Oswego; two brothers, Silas (wife, Mary) Glisson III of Lombard and his twin brother, William Bill (wife, Evelyn) Glisson of Bloomington; mother and father-in-law, Eugene and Betty Baker; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; former wife Nancy Davis and many friends and co-workers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home, with Pastor Fred Prince officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.
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