James Roger Gladden, born February 2nd, 1940, peacefully passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011. Roger was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University and John Marshall Law School. He served as a second lieutenant in the United States Navy. In 1989, Roger and Lorrie moved from Atlanta to Oxford, where he served nine years as a councilman for the city of Oxford. He was an active member of the Oxford Lion's Club, the Oxford Historical Society, the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Covington, and the American Bar Association.
He is preceded in death by his mother and step father, Viola and Boyce Huffstickler. He is survived by his wife, Lorrie Gladden. He is also survived by his half sister Wanda Porter (Gary), half brother William Huffstickler (Glenda), two step daughters Julie Fitchett (John), Karen Talmage (Bob) and one step son, Martin Loden (Lynda). Also surviving are seven grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and one great grand child.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011, at twelve noon at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Covington, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Building Fund.