Roger Glance

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Candler ~ Roger Glance, 89, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 at his residence after a year long battle with lung cancer. Mr. Glance was a native of Buncombe County and was a son to the late Conley and Exie Rogers Glance. He was also preceded in death by the "absolute love of his life", his wife of over 50 years, Helen Margaret Glance who died in September, 2012. Roger was a successful small business owner in the Asheville area. He graduated from Candler High School and attended Lees-McRae College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He loved to cook southern style, and no one made a better biscuits and gravy than he did. He loved to fish at Fontana Lake, was an avid Duke Basketball fan, researched his genealogy, and loved his family with all his heart. Mr. Glance is survived by four children; a son, Ronald Fox, of Holbrook, AZ; a daughter, Pamela Shaw of Seattle, WA; a daughter, Phyllis Callahan of San Diego, CA and a son, Greg Glance, M.D. of Candler; nine grandchildren; Terri Serena, Ronald Fox, Jr., Kate Shaw, Alex Shaw, Kyle Shaw, Calley Callahan, Randi Callahan, Sara Glance, M.D. and Tyler Glance and ten great grandchildren. No services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Care Partners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Greg and Family, We are so sorry to learn the passing of your Dad. May God’s grace and mercy comfort you all during this most difficult time. Our love and prayers to all.

  2. While I didn’t get to see my Grandfather but a handful of times, I loved him very much. We wrote to each other often and I will miss him.

  3. Greg, Sara and Tyler,
    My sincere condolences for your loss. May you hold precious memories close to your hearts and may you be lifted up in prayer. You are all in my thoughts during this time.

  4. Glance family. I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was a wonderful man that always made me feel welcome. Always had time to chat. God bless you all during this time.!

  5. Glance family. I am so sorry for your loss. Roger was a wonderful man that always made me feel welcome. Always had time to chat. God bless you all during this time.!

  6. Dear Dr Glance and family!
    We are very sorry about the lose of your FATHER! We are sure he was a very special man to you and your family and friends!
    Glenn and Helen OKELLEY

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this time of loss.
    Carolyn Sue Brown Cothran

  8. Dear Dr. Glance & Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a wonderful man. I met him when I was working in a local doctor’s office in Arden. I so looked forward to seeing him when I knew that he had an appointment with us. So kind. My husband met him at the Candler Post Office. He was so down to earth and easy going. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Glance family. This world was a richer place because of him. May God bless and keep you during your time of sorrow. Fondly, Mike & Darlene Goforth.

  9. Greg,

    I’m very sorry to read about your dad. I was actually pulling my Mom’s obituary up and read about your dad. Greg having gone through this a month ago I can tell you the pain can be unbearable at times. I still have to pull the announcement up to believe. You should be proud knowing that you made your father very proud. I wish you peace at this time.
    Jerrie hightower

  10. Dear Dr. Glance,
    My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family during this difficult time. My hope is that precious memories will carry you all through. With
    deepest sympathy, Melanie Fore

  11. Greg and family, We have been blessed to have Mr. Roger as our back yard neighbor . Although we have lived here for 12 years, it’s really been the last three years we got to know your Dad. We had the greatest pleasure taking Kenzi up to the pool for her swimming lessons..and Kenzi always said to Gramma…let’s make some cookies for Mr.Roger…even though she liked to steal all the chocolate chips out. We will miss seeing him on the mower where he could be seen quite often. Thanks for sharing with us..Thinking of you in our prayers

  12. Mr. Glance was a true gentleman, in kind, word and deed. He always talked of his family, definitely his greatest source of pride. May he rest in peace with his wonderful wife. We will miss him, as we have missed her. The entire Glance family is in our prayers.

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