William (Bill) Robinson Glawson, 91, passed away peacefully at his home on June 15, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. William was born to the late George and Louise Glawson on February 23, 1929 in Putnam, CT. He is predeceased by his brother, George Glawson; sister, Margie Nicholson; sister, Helene White; and sister, Sonny Kruger. William is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Doris Glawson; sister, Judith Bartlett; son, William [Ruthie] Fullerton; daughter, Deborah Louvierre; daughter, Joyce Chase; daughter, Theresa Saia; son, Robert [Loretta] Lefave; 11 grandchildren (Joseph, Paul, Tiffany, Roger, Jonathan, John, Amanda, Chelsea, Robert, Christopher, Teresa) and 10 great grandchildren.
At the age of 17, William enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1946, where he proudly served for 24 years Active Duty and retired as First Sergeant on March 1, 1970. Throughout his Active Duty career, he served at the end of World War II, two tours in the Korean War, three tours in the Vietnam War, the Five-Day Egyptian War, and was head of security at the US Embassy in Beirut. William is a decorated veteran and earned several medals, including two Purple Hearts for his service in the Vietnam War. He also served for six years in the USMC Fleet-Reserves after his Active-Duty service.
Following his retirement from the Military, William worked as security for the Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, MA and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital in Boston, MA. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a worthy patron of the Eastern Star. He and his wife, Doris, travelled the country in their motorhome and became members of the SMART Travel Club, where he served as the President and a member of the Color Guard of the Florida Chapter. Throughout his life, he always enjoyed boating, fishing, and clamming, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren.
William had a deep love for God, Country, his wife, family, and his beloved dog, Leah. The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Marines never left him, as friends and family will attest. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
The visitation will be held at the North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville, FL on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 3:00-4:00 PM, immediately followed by a memorial service in the chapel from 4:00-5:00 PM. A burial with Full Military Honors will take place at 9:00 AM on June 26, 2020 at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memoriam of William Glawson to the Hospice of St. Francis (https://www.hospiceofstfrancis.com/donate). Please leave your condolences for the family at www.northbrevardfuneralhome.com. Due to COVID-19, masks are mandatory for all in attendance.
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