Mr. John Henry Glanton, Jr. of Dothan, Alabama passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022 at the age of 98.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 4-6PM at the Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 11AM at First Missionary Baptist Church; 370 Chickasaw Street, Dothan, Alabama 36303 with burial immediately following at Memory Hill Cemetery; 2390 Hartford Highway, Dothan, Alabama 36305 under the direction of the caring staff of Scott's Chapel Hill Mortuary "Because We Care."
John Henry Glanton, Jr. was born November 29, 1923, in Henry County, Alabama, to the late John H. Glanton, Sr. and Essie Mae Coley Glanton. He departed this life on May 29, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. He was married to the late Josephine McGuire Glanton for 55 years.
John accepted Christ at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Newville and later joined First Missionary Baptist Church in Dothan, Alabama; where he served as a Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee, and Deacon. He was a dedicated and loyal member until his health failed.
After 9th grade at Newville Rosenwald School, he went to live with his oldest sister, Lil, and enrolled at Tuskegee Institute High School; where he graduated and enrolled as a freshman at Tuskegee Institute.
After being drafted and serving in World War II for 3 years, he returned to Tuskegee Institute to complete his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Education. He continued to further his studies at Alabama State University and later received a Master of Education Degree from Alabama A & M University.
He taught in Geneva, Henry and Houston Counties for 22 years before retiring in 1972 to begin his business, Glanton and Son Home Builders and Real Estate. In 1973, he was elected as City Commissioner for the City of Dothan and remained in this capacity for 30 years.
Fraternally, John Glanton was past patron of Amy Washington Chapter, OES, a 33rd Degree Mason, member of Humphrey's Pride/Dothan Choice Masonic Lodge 344-A, Wiregrass Consistory #229, Wiregrass Elks Lodge #810 and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Civically, John supported the mission of The Men's Civic Club (charter member), NAACP, Bi-Racial Study Group, The Dothan Rotary Club (receiving the honor as a Paul Harris Fellow), Inducted in the Dothan Area Chamber Commerce Business Hall of Fame, Human Resources Development Corporation, Hawk Houston Boys Club, Salvation Army, and served as George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum Board President. He served on the Southeast Alabama Gas District Board as president, G.C. Wallace Community College Advisory Board and the Alabama A & M University Board of Trustees.
Predeceasing him are his wife; parents; step-mother: Mary Glanton; siblings: Lillian Buford, Daisy Kinney, Beryl Farbes, Robert Glanton, Sr., and Herbert Glanton, Sr.
John leaves to cherish his memories, a son: John "Chuck" Glanton, III (Sheila Hollis); daughters: Sharon (Dr. James Kelley), and Phenis Palmer; grandchildren: Derek (Mya Nicole) Kelley, Nicholas (Danielle) Palmer, Kristen (Daniel) Glanton Jefferson, and Scott (Monique) Kelley; great grandchildren: Jaden and McKenna Kelley, Jada Sharp, Maliea and Kaden Palmer, and Jason and Sydney Kelley; a special niece: Bettye Baum, other nieces and nephews; Godchildren: Doris Faine, Sheron Rose, Jonathan Jackson and Harry Saffold; long time neighbor of 65 years, Helen O. Jackson; and countless relatives and friends.