William Sheppeard “Bill” Glass

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William Sheppeard "Bill" Glass

Waxahachie - William Sheppeard "Bill" Glass passed away on Sunday December 5th 2021 at the age of 86 in his home in Waxahachie, Tx. Born August 16th 1935 in Texarkana, Tx he stands alongside his beloved wife Mavis in the presence of Jesus who he served faithfully for over 70 years.

Bill Glass gained notoriety as one of the most outstanding football players in the National Football League, but his love for the game started in high school in Corpus Christi. He then went on to play for Baylor University where he became a consensus All-American and was inducted into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame, The Baylor Wall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame. Bill was drafted by the Detroit Lions 12th overall in the 1957 draft. He spent one year in Canada before joining the Lions for four seasons before being traded to the Cleveland Browns. At Cleveland, Bill was a four-time Pro Bowler and on the team who went on to beat the Baltimore Colts to win the NFL World Championship two years prior to the first Super Bowl.

Bill Glass spent the off-season of his professional football career attending Southwestern Theological Seminary. As his football career was drawing to a close, Bill delivered his personal testimony of faith on television during several Billy Graham Crusades. Dr. Graham urged Bill to consider taking on a new career as a city-wide evangelist. In 1969, he founded the Bill Glass Evangelistic Association, which today is known as Bill Glass Behind the Walls. Then in 1972, Bill began speaking in prison yards all across the country. Bill Glass has ministered in thousands of prisons all across the United States, sharing his passion for evangelism. The ministry focuses on training volunteers how to share their faith in Jesus Christ. In over 50 years of ministry, 60,000+ Christians have been trained to share the Good News and over 1.5 million men, women, and juvenile offenders have made decisions to follow Christ. The full impact of what God has done through Bill Glass Ministries cannot be fully quantified as we may never know how many Teammates have led people in their every day lives to faith in Christ as a result of the training they received on a Day or Weekend of Champions.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Mavis. He is survived by their 3 children: Billy & Laura Glass of Southlake, Tx, Bobby & Angela Glass of Waxahachie, Tx and their daughter Mindy Glass of Midlothian, Tx. Grandchildren Billy Ray Glass, Matthew & Ashley Glass, Joshua & Heather Glass, Hunter & Sara Glass, Brooke Glass and Monroe Glass, Caleb and Kali McEachern and Katy and Juan Sagrero. Great-grandchildren: Bella Glass, Beau Glass, Bear Glass, River Glass, Little Bobby Glass, Luke McEachern and Madelyn McEachern. Bill is also survived by his sister Linda and her husband Mike Horn of Waxahachie, Tx. Linda and Mike lovingly cared for Bill (her brother) who Linda refers to as "Bubba" for the last three and a half years of his life. The family would also like to thank Tony Woodlin, Bill's personal assistant for his gracious service for the last 4 years of Bill's life.

Memorial services will be held at Waxahachie Bible Church located at 621 Grand Ave. N, Waxahachie, Tx at 11:00 am, December 18th 2021, reception to follow memorial service.

Bill's greatest wish was for the ministry to continue for the next 100 years therefore in lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Bill Glass Behind the Walls ministry, 1101 S. Cedar Ridge Drive, Duncanville, Tx, 75137.

Posted online on December 11, 2021

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light

Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light
Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light

William Sheppeard “Bill” Glass

William Sheppeard "Bill" Glass

Waxahachie - William Sheppeard "Bill" Glass passed away on Sunday December 5th 2021 at the age of 86 in his home in Waxahachie, Tx. Born August 16th 1935 in Texarkana, Tx he stands alongside his beloved wife Mavis in the presence of Jesus who he served faithfully for over 70 years.

Bill Glass gained notoriety as one of the most outstanding football players in the National Football League, but his love for the game started in high school in Corpus Christi. He then went on to play for Baylor University where he became a consensus All-American and was inducted into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame, The Baylor Wall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame. Bill was drafted by the Detroit Lions 12th overall in the 1957 draft. He spent one year in Canada before joining the Lions for four seasons before being traded to the Cleveland Browns. At Cleveland, Bill was a four-time Pro Bowler and on the team who went on to beat the Baltimore Colts to win the NFL World Championship two years prior to the first Super Bowl.

Bill Glass spent the off-season of his professional football career attending Southwestern Theological Seminary. As his football career was drawing to a close, Bill delivered his personal testimony of faith on television during several Billy Graham Crusades. Dr. Graham urged Bill to consider taking on a new career as a city-wide evangelist. In 1969, he founded the Bill Glass Evangelistic Association, which today is known as Bill Glass Behind the Walls. Then in 1972, Bill began speaking in prison yards all across the country. Bill Glass has ministered in thousands of prisons all across the United States, sharing his passion for evangelism. The ministry focuses on training volunteers how to share their faith in Jesus Christ. In over 50 years of ministry, 60,000+ Christians have been trained to share the Good News and over 1.5 million men, women, and juvenile offenders have made decisions to follow Christ. The full impact of what God has done through Bill Glass Ministries cannot be fully quantified as we may never know how many Teammates have led people in their every day lives to faith in Christ as a result of the training they received on a Day or Weekend of Champions.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Mavis. He is survived by their 3 children: Billy & Laura Glass of Southlake, Tx, Bobby & Angela Glass of Waxahachie, Tx and their daughter Mindy Glass of Midlothian, Tx. Grandchildren Billy Ray Glass, Matthew & Ashley Glass, Joshua & Heather Glass, Hunter & Sara Glass, Brooke Glass and Monroe Glass, Caleb and Kali McEachern and Katy and Juan Sagrero. Great-grandchildren: Bella Glass, Beau Glass, Bear Glass, River Glass, Little Bobby Glass, Luke McEachern and Madelyn McEachern. Bill is also survived by his sister Linda and her husband Mike Horn of Waxahachie, Tx. Linda and Mike lovingly cared for Bill (her brother) who Linda refers to as "Bubba" for the last three and a half years of his life. The family would also like to thank Tony Woodlin, Bill's personal assistant for his gracious service for the last 4 years of Bill's life.

Memorial services will be held at Waxahachie Bible Church located at 621 Grand Ave. N, Waxahachie, Tx at 11:00 am, December 18th 2021, reception to follow memorial service.

Bill's greatest wish was for the ministry to continue for the next 100 years therefore in lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Bill Glass Behind the Walls ministry, 1101 S. Cedar Ridge Drive, Duncanville, Tx, 75137.

Posted online on December 11, 2021

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light