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Dr. Garry B. Glasco
Dr. Garry B. Glasco
Dr. Garry Bernard Glasco was born to Elmer and Laura Belle Glasco on September 27, 1955 in Denton, Texas at Flow Hospital.
He confessed his love for Christ and joined the St. John Missionary Baptist Church at the early age of 13. It was there that he fine-tuned his speaking and prayer skills and soon became a deacon at the young age of 16 under Rev. A.K. Charles. Glasco was a dedicated servant and deacon at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in North Little Rock under Rev. Robert Jenkins.
After graduating from McGhee High School in 1973, he attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He graduated with honors from both high school and college (1979). He received a B.S. in Chemistry. While at Henderson State University, he was Vice President of External Affairs for the Student Government Association.
While attending college, he pledged Theta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. in the fall of 1975. He also served as President of the Fraternity for one year. Upon his heavenly departure he was member of Pi Nu Lambda Graduate Chapter.
After graduation, Glasco worked as a chemist at Maybelline Cosmetics Company. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). He went on to earn his M.D. degree from UAMS in 1992 where he received the H. Elvin Sheffield Award for medical leadership. He also received the SNMA Edith Irby Jones Chapter Outstanding Senior Award and was elected as the Associated Student Government president. During his internal medicine residency, he served a year as Chief Resident. He was also a member of the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association (AMDPA). After completing his nephrology fellowship in 1988, Glasco entered private practice with Nephrology Associates in Central Arkansas.
As we all know, Dr. Glasco loved to dance and was a supporter and board member of the Tidwell Project. He served on various hospital committees and was a member of the American Medical Association and other medical organizations. He has been published twice in medical journals. He was the co-owner of Central Arkansas Vascular Center and co-owner of 3G Transportation in Oklahoma City.
Dr. Glasco was united in marriage to his college sweetheart, Gwendolyn Moore Glasco in 1981. Together, they raised two beautiful daughters; Gillian Jeane’ Glasco and Giahna Lauryn Glasco, both presently reside in Harlem, New York. Dr. Glasco was very proud of his girls and took great pride in celebrating their accomplishments. He is also survived by his mother; Laura Belle Glasco of Arkansas City, Arkansas, Gillian’s fiance’, Alfonso Johnson of Queens, New York, God-Daughter; Tiffany Lynn Mitchell of Atlanta, Georgia, an aunt; Ivory Colston of Little Rock, Arkansas and a host of beloved cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father; Elmer “Pop” Glasco.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019, 11:30am at Second Baptist Church, 1709 John Barrow Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019, 11:00am, C.B. King Adult Center, 1008 Sadie Lee Avenue, Arkansas City, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Pi Nu Lambda Graduate Chapter for the Dr. Garry Glasco Scholarship Funds.