Born February 9, 1937, in Pecktonville, MD, he was the son of the late Millard Fillmore Gladhill and Mary Margaret (Mills) Reed Gladhill.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen “Tootles” (Stanley) Gladhill, in 2017.
Pinky was a graduate of Clear Spring High School and a veteran of the US Army.
He retired from the Maryland Correctional Institute after 30 plus years of employment as a correctional officer.
He was president of the Parkhead Cemetery Board, a lifetime member of Western Maryland Sportsman Club, and a member of the NRA.
Pinky enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. Pinky also loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons,Mike Gladhill (Linsay Wilkinson) of Clear Spring and Jeff Gladhill (Ida) of Big Pool; two brothers, Neal Bennett “Dee” Gladhill and Wendall Owen Gladhill (Frances); 7 grandchildren, Garrett, Agapi, Andriana, Emma, Stephanos, Maximos, and Stavros; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Pinky was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane “Bee” Mills; and 5 brothers, Wallace Wilbur Reed, Elton Elwood Reed, Thurlon Millard Gladhill, Warren Edison “Babe” Reed, and Otas Frederick “Tuck” Gladhill.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 11 am at Parkhead United Methodist Church, 9512 National Pike, Big Pool, MD 21711. The Rev. Dennis Whitmore will officiate. Internment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday from 10 to 11 am.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkhead Cemetery, c/o Dale Hull, 12061 Cove Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.