|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1931|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 2013|
Obituary - John D. Glover - Benton
Retired Capt. John D. Glover, USMC, passed away Dec. 13 in Spring Hill, Florida.
John was born in Somerville, TN on Oct. 3, 1931 to Monroe and Emma Glover.
John joined the USMC in December of 1949 and retired from the Marines in 1971. He served two tours of duty in the Korean War and two tours of duty in Vietnam. John came to Benton as a Marine Corps Recruiter where he met and married Dolores Cunningham and together they have two sons, John D. Glover, Jr. and Greg Glover. The Glovers were married for 54 years.
After retiring from the Marines John Worked at the Bank of Ina for 5 years and then went to work for Inland Steel Coal Company where he worked for 10 years. He was also very active in the community, serving on the board of directors for the Franklin Hospital and the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce. He served for five years as president of the Benton Grade School Board. John was very active in Benton Little League as both a coach and umpire. John was a Mason.
After retiring from Inland Steel he and his wife Dolores spent winters in Spring Hill, Florida and summers in Benton.
Surviving are his wife Dolores, two sons, John D. Glover, Jr., wife Theresa and son Eric of Naperville, IL and Greg Glover and wife Beth and children Jon and Molly, of Plainfield, IL. John is also survived by sisters Inez Hill, Grace Jones, Lee Dishman and brother J.R. Ross, sisters-in-law Mary Ann Wellever and Mary Lou Cunningham and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in memory of John Glover to:
HPH Hospice Foundation
12107 Majestic Blvd.
Hudson, FL 34667
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Burton Wills officiating. Burial with military rites will be conducted by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts and the National Guard Honor Squad will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton.
Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.
Marion Monroe Glover (1883 - 1953)
Emma Alice Stephen Ross (1907 - 1996)
Wesley Blick Fletcher (1922 - 1966)**
Mary Frances Glover Ivey (1928 - 1986)*
Becky Alice Glover Reeves (1930 - 1995)*
John David Glover (1931 - 2013)
Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 37.97971, -88.91868
Created by: Carrol Heath
Record added: Apr 16, 2014
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