Glasco Clinton Steadman was born in Aiken County, South Carolina on June 19, 1946. He was a son of the late Henry Steadman, Sr. and Earlean Tyler Steadman. Glasco was affectionately known to his family as "RED."
At an early age, Glasco accepted Christ as his savior and joined Chalk Hill Baptist Church in Wagener, South Carolina.
Glasco was educated in the public schools of Aiken County. He was a 1964 graduate of A.L. Corbett High School, Wagener, South Carolina. Upon graduation from high school, Glasco enlisted in the United States Armed Forces - Army Division. His place of entry was Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.
Glasco married the beautiful Mary Louise Gladden (who preceded him in death) on September 28, 1981. Their forty plus years of marriage was filled with travel and adventure.
Glasco served admirably in the Army for over twentyfour years. He highly valued this service and attained the rank of Master Sergeant. As part of his service, but not limited to, he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense
Medal (1 bronze star), Good Conduct Medal (8th award), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (1 Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars), Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm/Army Service Ribbon; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Advance level); Overseas Ribbon (4th Award), M-16 Rifle, EXP Qual Badge/ Block 14; NCO Academy Grad.
Glasco completed other professional and combat proficiency training and Educational courses, too numerous to list.
He was a chemical operations specialist for twenty-four years and senior supply service sergeant for eleven years.
Glasco completed his final tour of duty and officially retired from his illustrious military career in 1991. He and his wife chose to make their home in Radcliff, Kentucky near that last assignment (Fort Knox Kentucky).
We are sure, that he, as a soldier, could be firm and commanding. Be that as it may, we know him to be a caring and supportive husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle. He was also very conscientious about how he dressed! Glasco loved his family unconditionally, and will be deeply missed.
In addition to his wife and his parents, Glasco was predeceased by two brothers, Lee Vince (Jorie) Steadman, Sr. and Sammie T. Steadman.
Glasco leaves to cherish fond memories: a devoted and loving daughter, Churry Lynn Ashford of Aniston, Alabama; three adorable grandchildren, Malik Ashford, Kearra Ashford and Alicia Berry all of Aniston, Alabama; two sisters, Henry "Peggy" Pue of Hamden, Connecticut and Eartha (Clarey, Sr.) James of Salley, South Carolina; three brothers, Rev. E. Franklin (Betty) Steadman, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina, Rev. Henry (Peggy) Steadman, Jr. of Augusta, Georgia and Thomas T. (Cathy S.) Steadman o/ Florence, South Carolina; one sister-in-law, Eurlee Steadman of Leesville, South Carolina; and a host of nieces and nephews whom he considered amazing, and many other relatives and friends.
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