Jimmy Keith Glasgow

October 26, 1949 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 72)


Jimmy Keith Glasgow was born October 26th, 1949 in Perryton Texas to Kenneth Russell Glasgow and Rowena Pearl Murray Glasgow.  They lived in Follett, Texas about 36 miles away for the first year of Jim’s life.

When Jim was 1 year old his parents moved him and his older brother Michael Kay Glasgow to Wichita, Kansas which would become their stomping ground for many years to come.

In October of 1955, Jim’s parents, Kenneth and Rowena Glasgow, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Jim’s baptism followed when he turned 8 years old.  Later Jim was ordained to a Deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood (November, 11th, 1961) in the East Wichita Branch, Central States Mission, then ordained to Teacher (February 16th, 1964) in the Wichita 2nd Ward in the Wichita Stake.

Jim grew up involved in scouting and sports.  Jim loved wrestling and was on the Southeast High School wrestling team.  His senior year the team went to State where he made it to the finals in his weight class.

He also enjoyed martial arts and was promoted to the Junior Judo rank of Yonkya (Green Belt) in Kodokan Judo with the Armed Forces Judo Association in June 1963.

Jim graduated from Southeast High School in Wichita, Kansas on May 24th, 1967.  Jim went on to Kansas State University in the fall of 1967 and joined the PI Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

Jim briefly took a break from college to go through the United States Army Training Center Infantry in

Ft. Jackson, South Carolina and was in the 2 Platoon, “B” Company.  Later he became part of the Army Reserves.


 In 1973 he graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with citations for scholastic honors. 

Jim lived and worked most of his adult life in California and Nevada.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed travelling, hiking, running, skiing, and scuba diving.  Jim is remembered by his family as a faithful son that carefully watched over his parents.  A hard worker that excelled in the Engineering field and stayed healthy and strong.

Each Christmas he would come home and would create fond memories while cooking the Glasgow traditional Christmas dinner of German Bierocks and Santa Claus cookies.  We remember his great sense of humor and the stories of his travels.  We love that he held a tender spot in his heart for animals.  He particularly loved his Giant white Poodle Crystal.

In his last years, he moved back to Plano, Texas to be among family.  Jim had Alzheimer’s and was cared for by his sister-in-law Patricia Riley Glasgow, then later by Arbor Hills Memory Care.  He died from complications of Covid early Sunday morning, January 2nd, 2022.

He is survived by his older brother Michael Kay Glasgow (Patricia), nephew Michael Murray Glasgow (Gisella), niece Amy Katherine Glasgow Dixon (Robert), great niece Alyssa Pearl Glasgow and her mother Cynthia Burdick.

Thank you, Jim, for being an example of hard work, dedication, and a loving son.  For blessing those around you with your sense of humor and kindness.  Until we meet again.

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