GARDEN CITY, Ga. -- Morris Bearden Glidewell Jr, 75, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2008, at Candler Hospital surrounded by his family. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, and he kept the faith; now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness.
Mr. Glidewell was born May 18, 1932, in Arlington, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Beatrice Scarboro, and a brother, William Oliver Glidewell.
He graduated from Savannah High School in 1950 and served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Montrose. In 1964, he married the love of his life, Anne G. Sanders, formerly of Rock Hill.
He was employed for 40 years at Continental Can Co. and its successor Stone Container Co., retiring in 1994 as data processing manager of the Port Wentworth plant. He was Employee of the Year in 1990 and 1991 and was awarded the Chairman's Award for Excellence at the corporate offices in Chicago, Ill.
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He was a devoted member of Chapel in the Gardens Presbyterian Church in Garden City and served as an Elder, sang in the choir and was a beloved Sunday school teacher. He also served on the board of the International Seaman's House for many years and was a member of Gideon's International.
In retirement, he enjoyed traveling the country with his wife, camping at Myrtle Beach, spending time with his grandchildren and playing golf with many lifetime friends.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Constance Glidewell Kiser and her husband, Timothy, of Rock Hill; his son, Mark Harris Glidewell Sr. and his wife, Adeline, of Savannah, Ga.; grandchildren, Anne Sanders Kiser, Emmie Knox Kiser, Mark Harris Glidewell Jr and Charles Morris Glidewell; brother, John Glidewell and his wife, Patricia, of Grass Lake, Mich.; sister, Barbara Wiedemann of Cincinnati, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in law, James and Dena Sanders of Richburg, Chip and Sue Sanders of Edgemoor and Doris Glidewell of Orlando, Fla.; an uncle and aunt, Robert and June Martin of San Antonio, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Chapel in the Gardens Presbyterian Church.
Visitation hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 14, 2008, at Fairhaven Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chapel in the Gardens Presbyterian Church, 93 Main Street, Garden City, Ga. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill.-