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John McGlamery

Damascus, Va

John McGlamery age 73 of Damascus, Va passed away on June 8, 2024.

John was born in Damascus, Va on November 7, 1950, to the late James and Ada (Woods) McGlamery. He was a graduate of Holston High School, and East Tennessee State University. He retired from Empire Ford in Abingdon, Va. He was a lover of Nascar racing, photography, collecting stamps, matches, glasses, watches, and cameras. He enjoyed the creeper trail and enjoyed meeting and helping so many hikers along their journey through Damascus on the Appalachian Trail. He attended the Damascus Church of Christ for many years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his nephew Sonny Reid.

John is survived by his daughter Caitlin (Patrick) Quiggin, grandchildren Alyssa and Jordan Quiggin, brother Tommy (Marie) McGlamery, sister Barbera Reid, nephews Chad (Andrea) McGlamery, Aaron (Kimberly) McGlamery, and Aunt Mildred Blackburn.

Thank you to special friends Roger Milhorne and Linda Hayes.

Per Mr. McGlamery's request, there will be no services held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions checks can be made to the Virginia Creeper Trail Conservancy P.O. Box 55 Damascus, Va 24236.

Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. John McGlamery.



Johnny and I grew up together and got into so much trouble. He was my first cousin and I will miss him.


Carol Kaurish
Carol Kaurish

We are sorry to hear of the death of John. We never met John but knew his parents really well years ago. In fact, several years ago, we hosted a Christmas Party every year the first Saturday Night in December. His Father always came to our Christmas Party but his Mother had already passed before we started hosting the Christmas Party. We enjoyed viting with both his Father and Mother at their home years ago. Age finally caught up with us and we no longer ever host any kind of event. We will keep your Family in our Prayers.

Fred & Carol Kaurish


Our hearts are broken over the passing of our dear friend. We will miss his quick wit, compassion for those with less, and beautiful soul. "Peace be with you".


Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of John McGlamery.  If our Sheriff’s Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sheriff Andis and Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office


I loved Johnny McGlamery . Not only for being my best friend as we grew,, but also what he meant to my family. I was always amazed at the care and compassion he showed my Mom & Dad as they became older. My mother loved him as one of her own. Each one of my six siblings developed very special connections with Johnny ( he always told me that my big brother Bob was the coolest guy he ever knew!) And the countless hours he spent with my Uncle Emory in the 70’s at the VA Hospital in Johnson City, TN. Johnny McGlamery will be sadly missed by many people- certainly incvluding me and my family.


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