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Tristan Wayne Glaspie

Tristan Wayne Glaspie, 24, Palmyra, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023, at his home in Palmyra.

Tristan was born June 17, 1998, in Hannibal, Mo., to Darin Wayne Glaspie and Bobbi Jo Massingill.

Tristan Wayne Glaspie

Survivors include his parents Darin Glaspie (Amy) and Bobbi Jo Massingill (Wes), fiancé and love of his life, Jordan Krow, Lima, Ill., with his expectant child; grandparents, Mary Glaspie, Curryville, Mo.; Bob and Teresa Orf, Bowling Green, Mo.; David and Vicki Meyer, Bowling Green; and Mark and Kathy Funkenbusch, Palmyra; great-grandparents, Gertrude Orf and Delores Meyer, both of of Bowling Green; and Loretta Christy, Monroe City, Mo.; aunts and uncles, Cory and Becky Orf, Bowling Green; Joey and Christy Orf,  Bowling Green; Tim and Michelle Brown, Vandalia, Mo.; Pam Glaspie, Bowling Green; Stacy and Tim Neff, Palmyra; Stephanie and Tim Woodard, and Josh and Meghan Funkenbusch; brother, Alex Huffman, Quincy, Ill.; sisters, Andrea Ruths (Reagan), Quincy; Danielle Gibson (Jacob), Hannibal; Aimee Glaspie (Taybren Campbell), Quincy; Kaylin Glaspie (Chris Lear), Ursa, Ill.; Deanna Huffman (Michael Lyon), Palmyra; Delaney Huffman, Jefferson City, Mo.; Mikala Glaspie, Philadelphia, Mo.; Alexandra Massingill, St. Louis, Mo.; Kelsi Kemner, Quincy; and Kaetlyn Massingill, Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Grandpa Wayne Glaspie, and his great-grandparents.

Tristan was that easy-going, nice guy who always wanted to help people. He was quick to offer a helping hand whether that was to buy you lunch or change a tire.

 He had a great singing voice and could play the trumpet. Tristan enjoyed watching and playing baseball, hunting and fishing when he had the time and was an avid desktop gamer. 

He was good at keeping things organized which really helped him excel at his job with the Adam’s County Ambulance District and Emergency Management, where he was an operations specialist. Tristan was licensed in both emergency medical response and search and rescue, often heading out to aid where he could. 

He took a while to warm up to you, but once he did, you were family. Tristan had that innate ability to problem solve and figure out how to do anything, even build his own computer.

Tristan loved his large family, looking forward to taking the time to cook a Thanksgiving meal, grill burgers for his work family or the trips that they enjoyed together. He had hopes to visit Oregon soon and was very excited for the baby on the way and being a daddy. 

He was a cherished grandson, uncle, son, brother and fiancé who will be deeply missed by all.

A funeral was held  Thursday March 30, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Major Brandon Lewis will officiate. Burial with the Adams County Ambulance District Honor Guard will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers were Darin Glaspie, Wes Massingill, Alex Huffman, Cory Orf, Joey Orf, Reagan Ruths and Taybren Campbell.

Memorials may be made to the family, payable to either his parents, Darin Glaspie or Bobbi Massingill; or his fiancé, Jordan Krow, for the needs of his child.

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