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Obituary for WILLIAM GLENWOOD FOOTE
A Time to be Born William Glenwood Foote (aka Pops) was born on October 15, 1927 to the late William Alexander and Annie Bishop Foote. Pops was educated in the public school system of Calvert County and graduated from William Sampson High School in 1945. After graduation, he served in the United States Army for two years (1945-1947).
A Time to Love On March 19, 1976 he was married to Eliza Rebecca Watts. Together they raised their children: Edwin "Rudy", Mable, Gordon Jr, Troy, Yolanda, and LaShanna.
Pops was a hardworking man. He worked in construction for many years as a foreman and Project Engineer. In his later working years, he was employed by Rapp Construction Company where he was known to take the kids to the job-site and let them drive the heavy equipment. Today several of the young men are heavy equipment operators because of the wisdom he shared with them at an early age.
A Time to Build Pops encouraged the next generation of entrepreneurs and cheered children into their destiny. He understood that when he taught a child a skill, they would also master life's lessons. Some of you may not know the story behind the garage on the property. That garage wasn't built and meant for the buses. The garage was built to house the Lusby Laser Cheerleading squad. The youth had moved from school to school to have a place to practice when Pops decided he was going to build a place so they didn't have to move around. He wanted the building to be big enough so they could have a full performance floor. This was just what the girls wanted. They would even come in on Saturday mornings and have breakfast with Pops. Just recently at one of his hospital stays, one of the girls recognized him, came to visit him, and was still thanking him for the many breakfasts he had prepared.
A Time to Keep Silent and A Time to Speak Pops had the biggest ears. There wasn't a person that would call and he wouldn't listen. You would see him standing with the phone to his ear and not saying much. Every now and then you might hear "UH-HUH" or "LIKE I SAID". Now when he was ready to respond to the conversation he would walk away and the conversation would become private.
Pops often spoke with his hands. In nearly every conversation you would see his hands in the air. You couldn't be sure what was being said but you could always count on it being important. Quiet time is also required in people's lives and Pops would often take time out for himself. In his early years, you would find him working on cars or maybe bowling with his league. In his later years, he preferred to play with his tablet, do jigsaw puzzles, and play games of chance.
A Time to Laugh Pops was the best storyteller. He was known to make a short story long and long story longer. But you didn't mind hearing him out because there was always laughter at the end. He liked when the kids would come in with a new joke because that gave him one to use later on other people. He had a way of moving his shoulders when he laughed and that distinctive laugh is one that we won't be able to forget.
A Time to Die Pops was preceded in death by his parents William and Annie Foote; siblings: Florence, William A. Jr., Leonard, Wendell, Cornelia, Verna, Oliver, Archie, Dan, Philip, Edwin; and one grandson, Lionel.
He leaves to cherish fond memories, his wife Eliza; his children: Rudy (Peggy) Foote, Mable Dowell, Gordon Jr. and Troy Taylor, Yolanda (Dominic) Delph, LaShanna (Myron) Young; grandchildren, Philip and Shamika Foote, Sherrise (Jason) DeBaugh, Cherron, Gordon III (Ginger) and Steve Taylor, Taketa Taylor, Louis Jr. and Ciara Long, Emmanuel Jones, Myron II and Myla Young; great grandchildren, Hope Sunshine, Shadawn Chapman, Briana and Malik Taylor and Harmony Long; one sister-in-law, Ruth Foote; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends.