Tyler Memorial Funeral Home - Cemetery and Mausoleum

12053 State Highway 64 West, Tyler, TX


Robert Warren Glover

March 1, 1931November 20, 2019

Dr. Robert Warren Glover, age 88, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Robert was born in Tyler, TX on March 1, 1931 to James W. Glover and Hazel May Ward.

Robert was fond of the outdoors. He loved fishing, dove and duck hunting in his free time. Robert graduated from John Tyler High School, along with teaching there as well. He graduated from North Texas State University with a Doctorate degree in philosophy and a minor in psychology, then went on to share his knowledge as a dedicated world history professor at Tyler Junior College for 35 years and UT Tyler for 5 years. Robert assisted in writing the novels Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Volume 13 and 28, and Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas: The largest Confederate prison camp west of the Mississippi River. He enjoyed being involved with the reenactments that take place at Camp Ford as well. In his later years, Robert spent his time by the riverside, embracing the water and wildlife. He will be greatly missed by the students he educated and his loving family.

Robert is survived by his son Robert (Luanne) Glover; daughter Beth (John) Spiller; nieces Gracie, Lucy and Kathy; nephew Blake; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his loving wife of 20 years Sandra Glover; parents James W. and Hazel May Glover; and brother James E. Glover.

A graveside service for Robert will occur Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 30, 2019

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