Glen L. Blisard, 91
Funeral services for Glen L. Blisard, 91, of Elgin, Texas, were scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Nov. 28, 2018, at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home in Elgin. Mr. Blisard died peacefully at his home with his family on Nov. 24, only three weeks after learning he had pancreatic cancer.
He was born July 8, 1927, in Douglas County, the son of William and Carrie Blisard. He began working as a fishing guide when he was a young boy. In his early years, he also worked hauling logs, then at a box factory and at a peppermint mill. He then worked at a large dairy in Oregon before moving to Texas to start his own small dairy, for which he hand-delivered bottled milk to various customers in the Elgin area. He later increased his herd and enlarged his operation and became a supplier for Superior Dairies. After retiring from the dairy business, he worked as a night watchman at the Southwest Stallion Station, where, among other duties, he was responsible for checking pregnant mares to ensure there were no problems before, during and after foaling. He later worked at Travis County Grain, testing and coordinating transfer of grain brought in by local farmers.
Mr. Blisard was a devout Christian and a member of the First Baptist Church of Elgin, always eager to lend a hand for any repairs or other issues there. He also spent time visiting the homebound. He was ordained as a deacon and later, when his health was failing, was honored as deacon emeritus.
He is survived by daughters Pattie Russell, Joyce Lane and husband James, and Sharon Gwinn and husband Jimmy; one son, Danny Blisard and wife Janice; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several cousins, including Helen Blisard Conardy of Gainesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by Irene Blisard, his wife of 66 years; one son-in-law; and five siblings, including a twin sister, Linnie Blisard Siebert, who lived in Ozark County for a while, and brother Lonnie Blisard, formerly of Gainesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Elgin.
Arrangements by Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home, Elgin.