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Joseph Glicksman '58 November 4, 2019 3:32 PM updated: November 4, 2019 3:36 PM

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana obituary
1530 N. 45th Street
Corsicana, TX 75110
Telephone: (903) 874-4774
Fax: (903) 872-5889

Dr. Joe Glicksman
March 18, 1936 - October 30, 2019

Joseph M. Glicksman, known to his friends and family as The Fox, passed away on October 30, 2019. His memorial service will be held graveside at 3pm on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with a come and go reception to follow at Across the Street Bistro, 123 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas from 4 - 7 pm.

Dr. Joe was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 18, 1936. His family later moved to San Antonio where he completed high school at Thomas Jefferson. He had a lifelong love for his alma mater Texas A&M University where he served in the corps of cadets and graduated in 1958 Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical doctorate at University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and interned there at John Sealy Hospital. He served in the United States Public Health Service from 1964-66 in Houston, Texas and later did a dermatology residency at Baylor Medical Center in Houston. In 1969, he was the 13th doctor to join the Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana where he faithfully served his community for over 40 years.

The Fox was a self-described renaissance man who was larger than life. The nickname he earned on a hunting trip stuck with him and he used it to sign checks, make dinner reservations, and as a moniker throughout his life. He knew a few phrases in many languages. He had a passion for gourmet food and wine. He was a member of the Commandrie de Bordeaux. His dinner parties were legendary including being sought after auction items at several charity events. He was raised in the Jewish faith but the thing that resonated most for him with his heritage was the food. Travel was another hobby he enjoyed, especially to wine country regions in France and California where he befriended some of the world’s greatest winemakers. He was a pilot in his younger years. He also had a love for dance and most especially push dancing, also known as whip or west coast swing. Blues music was an all time favorite genre. He never met a stranger and was a loyal friend to people from all different walks of life over the years.

His greatest pride of all was for family, his small town community of Corsicana, where he served on many boards and commissions over the years, and the fighting Texas Aggies. He loved to be home and surrounded by family more than anything in life. He is predeceased by his parents Aaron and Daisy Rosenbaum Glicksman, his sister Joan Glicksman Wish and his wife Gloria Glicksman. His is survived by his brother Leon Glicksman, his wife Judy and family; his son Kyle Glicksman, his wife Rockie; and daughters Paige Mims and her husband Jeff Mims and Brooke Lipscomb and her husband Dr. Jody Lipscomb. He also is survived by grandchildren, Lauren Norch, Sloan and Coco Glicksman, J, Merideth, Elizabeth and Margaret Mims, and Jackson, Savannah Grace, and Lilly Claire Lipscomb and great grandchild Jackson Mims.

A special thanks to Carol Johnston Burnett who was a loving friend and companion and brought so much joy and happiness to Joe’s life. Also, thanks to the wonderful people who took such great care of him recently when he needed it most, LaTonya Nathan, Diana Reese and Susana Terez. A big thanks too to his doctors, especially Kent Rogers, and his son, Kyle, who also provided great support to him in his later years.

The Fox’s favorite quote was to love is nothing, to be loved is something, but to love and be loved is everything. He loved and was loved and he lived life on his own terms with no regrets. As he frequently said, be brave.

Donations may be made to the Navarro County Aggie Mom’s Club or the Navarro County Humane Society

Cemetery Details

Oakwood Cemetery
900 North 19Th Street
Corsicana, TX, 75110

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