Jerry Don Glover
February 2, 1936 – June 27, 2020
Jerry D. Glover passed away on June 27, 2020. He was born in Electra, Texas, February 2, 1936, the much-loved, only child of Herbert and Gladys Hines Glover.
To his five children, he was' Dad'; to his poker buddies he was 'Glovebox'; to his grandchildren, he was 'Boppy'; he was a 'forever friend' to those of his Electra childhood: Jim, Ted, Melba, Sandra, Marlene, Joe Frank, Glenn, and Troy.
Jerry was a compassionate, unassuming man who loved deeply. He had a lifelong passion for music and film; he often had a book in hand. His immense vocabulary used with his life-long strategic skills, calm disposition, a little risk, and luck also led him to be a highly competitive poker player, a Trivial Pursuit champion, and a hole-in-one golfer. His kind disposition, gentle sarcasm, and love of fun made him the quiet life of the party.
Jerry grew up in Electra where he learned to drive fast and take chances. He completed his business degree at University of Texas and North Texas University and earned an MBA at California State University. He attended Air War College and in his 20 year military career, he was a Navigator and a Planning and Program Management Officer. Jerry retired as a Lt. Colonel with honors and a Purple Heart. He served in Texas, Alabama, California, Utah, Thailand, Germany, and England. Following his military retirement, Jerry met his “Princess”, Jackie. Together they collected antiquities, discussed human rights, current events, enjoyed travel, history and visiting with family, as Jerry continued project management working for Fluor-Daniel, Prime Builders, and Warner Construction in Texas, Georgia and Virginia.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 40 years Jacqueline Addington Glover; Glenn Glover (Maria), Betty Arendt (EJ), Samuel Glover (Lauren), Robert Glover (Andrea), and Margaret Glover, stepdaughter, Jill Jackson (Gregg) and five grandchildren, Gavin Glover, Danielle and Sammy Glover, and twins, Caroline and Catherine Jackson…and, the little white dog.
Interment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Jerry Don Glover
July 5, 2020
Really sorry to hear about Jerry. I met him at North Texas where we were students, We were looking for 1957 summer work and heard Temco Aircraft at Greenville Tx was hiring. We worked the second shift and attended East Tx State during the day. One night after we got off work Jerry was driving us back to our apartment in Commerce when we were involved in an accident, As he was attempting to pass a car he hit the back of the car which caused us to veer off the road where we hit a tree. No one was hurt but our car was totaled. No insurance. We were always short on sleep. We returned to North Texas for the fall semester where we double dated some. I left North Texas shortly after that and lost track of Jerry but I have good memories of time I knew Jerry.
June 30, 2020
Dr. Jackie and family,
What a shock it was today when Sarah and Stacy called/emailed to share news of Jerry’s passing! You exhausted yourself in his care and no better wife could a husband ask for in life.
I recall Jerry’s visits to Owensboro and how kind he always was to us. Whatever friendship gesture we extended, he always showed such appreciation. I will always reflect on his love for blackberry jam and his requests for a “six pac” of jam in my mailings. A great sense of humor, a strong work ethic, a caring husband, a good family man, gifted professional..:. - the positives are endless. How blessed our loves have been in knowing the Glovers.
Thank you, Dr. Jackie, for your witness and devotion to those in your life. Both attributes I struggle to imitate. God’s blessings on you and family.
Judy, Gerald, and John
June 29, 2020
Dad, you were the best father, always loving, expected the best from of us, your kids (Glenn, Betty, Sam, Robert, Margaret). You gave us all affectionate nicknames, and you were quick with a smile, and could be firm and stern when we needed guidance. We love you and we each have our stories about our experiences with you as our Dad. We find comfort knowing you have broken free of the pain and suffering and now at peace and renewed in life and happiness in Heaven with God and Jesus. We look forward to being with you again soon Dad. Love your son, Sam