Celebrating the life of James Allen Glaspie
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Funeral services for James Allen Glaspie will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Anacoco First Baptist Church with Reverend David Martinez officiating. The burial will follow in Florien Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. The pallbearers will be David Stone, Mat Ferrell, Jake Lewing, Devin Behan, Eric Williams, and Corey Dees. The honorary pallbearers will be Gerald Behan and Lavon Hillman.
A visitation will be held at Jeane’s Funeral Service, 100 E. Union St. Leesville, LA, on Friday, September 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Allen was born February 7, 1946, in Many, Louisiana and passed away September 2, 2023, in Alexandria, Louisiana at the age of 77. He attended Florien High School where he played basketball and led his team to state four years in a row. After graduating in 1964, he served in the U.S. Marines and was stationed in Vietnam. Allen earned several medals including the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 stars, RVN Campaign Ribbon with Vico 1960, National Defense Service Medal, and Purple Heart. After his service in the military, he started a 33-year career in Civil Service. Allen was an active member of the Hornbeck Community where he served as a past president of the Hornbeck Optimist Club and helped manage the hunting club lease for Bayou Toro. Huning, fishing, and camping were things he enjoyed doing as well as anything that he could do at the lake. He was a proud “Ford Man” and only owned Ford trucks. Allen had a giving heart and would help anyone he could. He attended Harmony Cove Baptist Church and was a past member of the NRA. Most of all, Allen loved his family.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry Glaspie & Juanita E. Coburn Glaspie; brother, Charles Henry Glaspie; and great-grandson, Vincent Mossow.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dawne Spears Glaspie of Hornbeck, LA;
son, Ricky Allen Glaspie and wife Dana of Hornbeck;
daughter, Rita Mae Lilly and husband Robert of Hornbeck;
stepson, Corey Dees of Many, LA;
grandchildren, Megan Thibodaux and husband Tony, Stephanie Mosow and husband Brandon, Paul Matthew Ferrell and wife Kelseigh, Allanah Noel Williams, Eric Lee Williams, Jessica Elaine Hammontree and husband Zac, Tiffany Renee Glaspie, Chancler Dees, and Colby Dees;
great-grandchildren, Jesse, McKenna, Carrie, Remi, Jayce, Silas, Karsyn, Jasmine, Lilly, and Ash;
sisters, Carolyn Hardy and husband A.J. and Margaret Ann Glaspie and Roger all of Anacoco, LA;
former wife, Linda Glaspie of Hornbeck, LA;
and a host of extended family members and friends.
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100 E Union St.
Leesville, LA 71446
4813 Port Arthur Ave.
Anacoco, LA 71403
Florien, LA 71429