Mr. Thomas Gladden, age 83, of Holly Fork, Road, Morehead, Kentucky, formerly of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, listening to the church songs him and his wife would sing, Saturday morning, January 16, 2021, at his residence.
He was born May 31, 1937, in Richland County, Ohio, a son of the late Ivan and Wilma Schmidt Gladden.
Thomas was of the Christian faith. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but he loved a good game of golf.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emilie Oakley Gladden; one brother, Daniel Gladden; and one sister-in-law, Barb Gladden.
Thomas is survived by two sons, Titus Smith (Tracie) of Mansfield, Ohio, and Estill Smith (Buffy) of Bellville, Ohio; one daughter, Starla Smith of Morehead, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one brother, Douglas Gladden (Maria) of Las Vegas, Nevada. He also leaves many other family members, golf buds and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Bobby Day officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakley Cemetery in Carter County, Kentucky.
Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164.
Kyle, Titus, Estill, Robert, John and Duane will serve as pallbearers.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.