Alexander M. “Alex” Glisson, 37, of Streator passed away Monday, May 22, 2023.
Funeral services will be at 5:00 P.M. Saturday, May 27th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Visitation will be from 2-5 P.M. Saturday, May 27th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Honorary pallbearers will be his close friends, Dave Vissering, Brian Moore, Micah Mattingly, Jon Kaschak, George Solon, Scott Limberg, Ben Brown and Lyle Blundell.
Born November 13, 1985 in Streator, he was the son of Michael Glisson and Mary Ellen Stahly. He married Melanie Sopko on September 24, 2013.
He is his survived by his mother, Mary Ellen (Bob) Meisenheimer of Oswego; his father, Michael (Amy) Glisson of Streator; his wife, Melanie Sopko-Glisson of Streator; daughters, Ava Nicole Glisson of Streator and Vara Jo Glisson of Streator; sisters, Hannah (Brandon) Nink of Streator and Emma Meisenheimer of Oswego; brothers, Wesley (Stephanie) Glisson of Olympia, Washington and Aiden Meisenheimer of Oswego; a step-sister, Addison (Colin Bundy) Wissen of Streator; step-brother, Alex Wissen of Streator; maternal grandparents, Robert and Marge Stahly of Streator; mother in law, Sally Sopko of Streator; nieces, Elliana Nicole, Audrey Lane (also his godchild) and Macy June Nink; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and June Glisson; step-mother, Dawn Glisson; an aunt, Pat Glisson; and uncles, Charles Glisson and Terry Girard; father in law, Gary “Soup” Sopko.
Born in Streator, he attended St. Anthony Grade School and also grade school in Aurora. He graduated from Streator High School in the class of 2004.
He worked through the years for the City of Naperville, US Forest Service, in various welding positions, as a Union Pipefitter and most recently for Streator Collision, a job that he truly loved.
Alex’s daughters were the most important to him. He loved his Bug (Ava) and Peanut (Vara Jo) very much and loved spending as much time with them as he could. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved Notre Dame, the Dallas Cowboys and the Indy 500. Alex could always be counted on to help out any family members that needed anything, especially his Grandpa and Grandma Stahly. He enjoyed the outdoors, going on motorcycle rides on his Dad’s Harley Davidson and his beloved dog, Wheezy. He was a loving father, son, brother, grandson and nephew and will be dearly missed by his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a college fund that will be established for his daughters.
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