Reginald C. “Reggie” Glisar, 67, of Visalia, Calif., formerly of Sioux City, passed away unexpectedly in Saturday, May 31, 2014, at his residence.
Reggie was born on April 7, 1947, in Sioux City, the son of James H. Glisar and Evangeline. He graduated from East High School and was a journeyman lineman for 45 years.
Reggie was one of my best friends for many years we were both out of the same local 55 in Des Moines, Iowa, and he worked out of 1245 in Southern California for the last part of his career. We worked on many 500 kva transmission lines together where there were hundreds of men on the job. Reggie was always highly respected by everyone that worked with him. Reggie always had a good thing to say about everyone, no matter if they deserved it or not. This A ticket journeyman’s knowledge of line work was the best I’ve ever known. Reggie was a big person and the only thing bigger than Reggie was this heart .
Reggie was married to his best forever perfect match and friend Bonnie since 1997. Reggie and Bonnie had the same sense of humor. They both loved their Chocolate Labs, Missouri and Muddy. They would always swim in their pools fetching rocks and even a bowling ball.
The lineman fraternity has truly lost a golden strand in the lineman hand line of history. From all loving friends Andy, Stretch, and all the lineman who knew him: WE LOVE YOU BROTHER. YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED.