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Roy Glasscock Jr.

Roy V. Glasscock Jr., 82, of Collinsville, born October 19, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Roy was a faithful member and deacon of Bethel Baptist Church in Troy. He served as a photographer in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957. Afterward, he joined the St. Louis City Police Department where he retired after 30 years. Roy also worked security for Boeing and the St. Louis Zoo. He was an avid Amateur Radio Operator, holding the highest level of certification, using the call signs KC0JG and N9QA. His love of the outdoors inspired him to become a Master Gardener and a registered beekeeper. Roy enjoyed traveling and loved the time he spent with his family.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie K. (nee Adams) Glasscock of Collinsville; a sister-in-law, Carole Adams of St. Louis; sons, Joseph M. (Sherry) Glasscock of House Springs, Missouri, Daniel L. (Sheri) Glasscock of Glen Carbon and Jonathan M. (Kathy) Glasscock of St. Louis; grandchildren, Cassidy (Jason) Aldridge, Holly (Matthew) Libera and Wendy (Josh) Gunn; great-grandchildren, Hannah Beckering, Bryson Wallace and Bella Gunn, Alex and Norah Libera.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy V. and Evelyn F. (nee Myers) Glasscock Sr.; and brothers, Lloyd “Moe” and James Glasscock.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Troy with the Rev. Tim Lewis officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Richeson Funeral Home in  Troy was in charge of arrangements.

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