Glasper Retiring After 34 Years
After 34years, Joe Glasper is officially retiring as a Town of Wesson maintenance worker, but don't be surprised if you continue to see him on the job.
A special come-and-go reception on Friday. July 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall will honor Glasper's long-time service and wish him well in retirement.
But you aren't going to get rid of him that easily. After a mandatory 90-day leave required when an employee retires from a municipal job, Glasper plans to return part time to read meters for the water department and help as needed when water and sewer lines need repaired, roads need to be cleared after storms and other incidents that bring down trees and limbs and cause other debris-disruptions.
Glasper started working for the town on shovels and loaders, and is retiring as a supervisor.
A life-long Wesson resident, he graduated from Wesson High School (WHS) in 1974, where he played football and basketball and led the Cobras to winning seasons on the gridiron and court.
Glasper stayed on at Wesson Attendance Center as janitor for the elementary school, leaving after three years for his first stint in maintenance services for the Town of Wesson. In 1982, he joined Co-Lin's maintenance staff, and then came back to the Town of Wesson after five years in 1987.
Glasper grew up in the St. Peter Rock Baptist Church at Beauregard and now is a member of Faith Baptist Church at Bogue Chitto. He and his wife Rhonda have two grown sons -- Joe Ellis, Jr., 40, a maintenance supervisor for Greenbriar, Mississippi, and Terrance, 34, who is a supervisor at a Laurel, Mississippi, lumber yard. They have nine grandchildren and are regular foster parents for kids 12-13 years old.