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Fred Truitt Glass

March 6, 1927 — July 14, 2019

Fred Truitt Glass, 92, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019.

Mr. Glass was born in Sanford, the son of the late John W. Glass Sr. and late Estelle Glass. His older brother, John W. “Jack” Glass Jr., preceded him in death


A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Glass attended N.C. State in Raleigh, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in textiles. As a textile engineer, he traveled the world to help companies set up and efficiently operate spinning machines manufactured in Sanford by Roberts Company. As manager of technical services, Mr. Glass worked 28 years for the company. He later worked as an engineering consultant for Rocky Mount Mills and LA Far Mills.


A quiet man, fueled by a living relationship with his Lord, Jesus Christ, Mr. Glass faithfully worshiped at Sanford’s First Baptist Church. Over the years, he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and built lifelong friendships as a trusted and reliable friend.


Mr. Glass leaves behind a legacy of integrity, faithfulness, dependability, and wisdom. His life of service includes helping to build more than 500 wheelchair ramps for needy families and individuals in Lee County.


Mr. Glass loved plying rivers, lakes, and sounds in a johnboat in search of largemouth bass. He enjoyed tromping through the woods in pursuit of coonhounds or beagles on the hunt. In his younger days, he enjoyed a good game of baseball, playing for many years with the Sanford Spinners semi-pro team.


Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Dorothy Hopper Glass; sons David (Connie) of Sanford and Jon (Elizabeth) of Norfolk, Virginia; five grandchildren, Joni, Jason, Kevin, Isabel, and Stella; four great grandchildren, Molly and Sam Thompson, Malia Glass and Zachary Glass; sister Ann Belladonna of Temple, Georgia; and nieces and nephews.


A funeral service will be held 11:00am Thursday July 18th at First Baptist Church. Family visitation will be in the First Baptist Church parlor one hour before the service. A burial will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. Proverbs 3:5-10 


Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:23-27


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Baptist Children’s Homes of N.C., PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361; or to The Gideons International 
P.O. Box 1032, Sanford, NC 27331;  or to the Salvation Army, 507 N Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, July 18, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shallow Well Cemetery

Broadway Rd, Sanford, NC 27332

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Funeral Service

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church Parlor

202 Summit Dr, Sanford, NC 27330

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