Don Gladis, age 78, of Cadiz, KY, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Mr. Don Gladis was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. He was a retired US Air Force Veteran serving during Vietnam where he was active in the strategic command B58. He also retired from the State of Ohio Bureau of Employment Services where he was a VA representative. He was a member of the VFW Post Number 7890, B58 Hustlers Association, Air Force Association. He worked with the Friends of Land Between the Lakes volunteer program where he volunteered at the nature center and at the elk and bison prairie. He is survived by his Wife Mary Melloh Gladis, Cadiz, KY, Sons Michael Donald Gladis & Joseph Donald Gladis both of Cadiz, KY, Daughters Jean Gladis, DVM, Owensboro, OH & Elizabeth Gerdes, Clifton, VA, Three Grandchildren, Sister Gloria Gladis, Temple, TX. He was preceded in death by his Parents William Valentine & Matha Helen Easton Gladis, Brothers William Gladis, Phillip Gladis & Richard Gladis & Sister Christine Black.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031 in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM on Monday, April 1, 2013. Funeral Mass will be at St. Henry Catholic Church, Aurora, KY at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 with Father Joseph Babu officiating. Burial will follow at St. Henry's Catholic Church Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial Contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Program PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.