J.W. Glaze was born June 1, 1949, at Centro, California, to William and Melba Marie (Dickinson) Glaze.
J.W. grew up in California and Idaho, being employed in several different positions over the years including working in the backing sheds of the onion fields of Idaho, construction of bridges and a staff member of a cruise line.
J.W. entered the US Navy on April 12, 1968 and was discharged on Aug. 20, 1969.
J.W. made his home in Imperial, Nebraska, in 2015. He had many hobbies that he enjoyed including traveling and fishing.
J.W. passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. He was 69 years of age
Survivors include his mother, Melba Marie Cooper, of Ontario, Oregon; fiancée Sharon Orrell of Imperial; daughter Kristy (Garett) Mitchell of Ontario, Oregon; step-daughter Kristie Mae Pankonin of Imperial; brothers Tommy Huffman of Fruitland, Idaho, Ronnie Huffman of Payette, Idaho, Dennis (Nancy) Montgomery of Payette, Idaho; granddaughter Brighid Mitchell of Ontario, Oregon; local step-grandsons “Bubba” Chris Pankonin of Broomfield, Colorado and Bradley Pankonin of Imperial; and several step-sons and daughters, numerous step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brother Johnny, son Kelly and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church of Imperial with Rev. Melody Newman officiating. Inurnment will occur at a later date.
No visitation, J.W. chose cremation.
Memorials have been suggested in his memory.
Liewer Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.