Leslie Earl Glancy Sr., 78, of Newport, NC passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at his home.
Leslie was born on December 14, 1942 to Leslie Carmie Glancy and Mary Green Glancy in Newport, NC.
As a young man he served in the Army during Vietnam with the 18th Airborne Corps stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. He then went on to serve as Assistant Chief Deputy for the Cherokee County, GA Sheriff’s Department. He worked for Levitz Furniture Company before finally returning home to the place he loved. He owned and operated the Buccaneer Motor Lodge with his brother for a few years before going to work at Cherry Point. Finally, he operated his own General Contracting company up until his retirement.
The one constant throughout life was his love of farming, fishing and family. He valued a hard days work. He recognized the importance of local sustainability in farms and fisheries and advocated for both. He believed in being self reliant. He took pride in serving food from his garden, honey from his hives and seafood he caught himself. He loved gathering at the table with food, friends and family and sharing his best stories and life lessons. He was known to pick a guitar and was once mistaken for Kenny Rogers. He handed out lessons in tough love and accountability. He may not have always been our best friend but he was always the man you could turn to when the world pushed you down. He loved his family with everything he had. He left his children with all the tools to face a hard world and his wisdom, advice, stories and cooking will be missed for the rest of our days.
He is survived by his wife Judy “Jo” Glancy and children Leslie Earl Glancy Jr, Crystal Dawn Alexander, Janice Marie Copper and Joshua Bailey Glancy.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Leslie’s name to Future Farmers of America or support your local farm and produce stand.
Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.
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