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Woodberry Mourns Loss of Jack Glascock ‘43

Members of the Woodberry Forest School community mourn the death of legendary science teacher and coach Jack Glascock ’43. He died on March 2, 2018, in Orange, Virginia.
Jack Alvin Glascock came to Woodberry from Marshall, Virginia, attending the school for two years before serving for three years in the US Air Force and graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1949. At Woodberry, he was both a fine scholar and an excellent athlete; Jack scored five touchdowns during a single game against rival Episcopal High School. During college and in his early years teaching at Woodberry, he spent summers playing semi-pro baseball.
Jack Glascock returned to the Forest in 1949, serving as a teacher of chemistry and occasional science department chair; he held the Independence Foundation Chair, Woodberry Forest School’s first endowed chair. He also served as a coach of baseball, football, and basketball, and, for more than ten years, he was the school’s disciplinarian. When he received the school’s Distinguished Service Award upon his retirement in 1991, it was noted that Mr. Glascock held the distinction of serving every one of the school’s six headmasters.
He and his wife of seventy years, Betty, were the parents of three children, the grandparents of seven, and the great-grandparents of two. The Glascocks lived in Orange in retirement, though the pair was often seen on campus, playing golf or walking on the track. Jack was the most frequent winner of the Woodberry Forest Golf Club championship, garnering the title for the fifth time in 1994.
Read Mr. Glascock’s obituary in the Charlottesville Daily Progress. 

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Woodberry Forest, VA 22989   Phone: 540-672-3900
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