Redus Edgar Glaze Jr.
Redus Edgar Glaze Jr. of Cullman, Alabama went to be with the Lord on December 19, 2012, at age ninety four.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Grace Ashley Glaze. He is also survived by four children: Linda Glaze Vaughn (Judson), Judith Glaze (William) Pruitt, Joseph (Jenny) Glaze, Betty Glaze (Steven) Dyess; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Glaze (J.D.) Glasscock and Louise Glaze (Robert) McDowell; a sister-in-law, Patty Glaze; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Redus and Jessie Glaze; his sister, Nancy Glaze Duncan; and his brother, James Glaze.
A graduate of Florence State Teachers College, he held a B.S. degree from Samford University, a B.D. degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Th.D. degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Additional studies were at Princeton Seminary in New Jersey, and Union Theological Seminary in New York.
He served as pastor of five churches in Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana and Louisiana. He was Interim pastor of 58 churches from 953 to 2005 in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition, he led numerous Bible studies all over the east and south. He and Grace had the privilege to lead two tours to the Holy Lands.
Dr. Glaze taught Bible, Greek and homiletics at Louisiana College for three years. He was professor of New Testament and Greek at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for 32 years. After retirement, for eight years, he directed and taught at the New Orleans Extension Center in Birmingham, Alabama — making a total of 40 years with the seminary. He also taught in the Samford University Extension Center, Cullman Center, for 13 years from 1947 to 1948 and 1996 to 2007. He was a prolific writer, authoring two books, “No Easy Salvation” and co-authored “Interpreting the New Testament”, as well as author of several articles for the “Biblical Illustrator”, “Theological Educator”, “Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists”, “Outreach”, study guide for seminary extension, advanced bible study in the Gospel of John for college students December 1970 through June 1971, four adult Bible teacher books, First and Second Corinthians in the Holman Bible Dictionary, and other articles for academic journals and religious publications.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at First Baptist Church, Cullman. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Glaze. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. The family will receive friends at this time.
Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Alabama Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries at P.O. Box 361768, Birmingham, Alabama 35236-9860; the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126; or the Alabama State Convention Disaster Relief.
Redus Edgar Glaze Jr.