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Robert Vernon Glover, Sr.

August 28, 1925 ~ January 14, 2022 (age 96)

Obituary

Robert Vernon Glover, Sr., affectionately known as “Bobby,” was called home to eternal rest on Friday, January 14, 2022.  He was born in Albany, Georgia, on August 25, 1925, to the late Henry Samuel Glover and Essie B. Allen. Although he was the first of just two children, Bobby grew up with his sister, Wylodine Drain Jackson, and a special cousin, Wynona Bragg Thomas, who was like a sister to him and Wylodine. Before Wylodine and Wynona preceded Bobby in death, they remained close all of their lives.  As a young man, Bobby was known to be very responsible, yet fun-loving.  He took on a newspaper route in order to help support his mother and his sisters.

Bobby was educated in the Dougherty County Public School System and earned his diploma from Madison High School in 1943.  In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort McPherson, Georgia, and in Central Europe as a truck driver during World War II.  During his time in the Army, Bobby earned the European - African - Middle Eastern Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. 

Having a sharp mind, a proclivity for mathematics, and an adventurous and ambitious spirit, Bobby matriculated at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), the designated college of technology of The City University of New York. There Bobby earned his degree, which positioned him for a long and successful career.  He began at the ITT Corporation, an aerospace, transportation, energy, and industrial manufacturing company then headquartered in Manhattan, New York, New York. Later, Bobby joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an electronic technician in Hampton, Georgia, where he retired.

During his retired years, Bobby endeavored to stay in shape by working out at the gym, walking the neighborhood with his dog, Sam, and bike riding.  He also enjoyed maintaining neighborly relationships in the St. Andrews community. Many neighbors relied on Bobby and Sam’s regular daily walks to determine whether they were running late or on time for work each morning. 

Bobby enjoyed a long and loving marriage to Eddie Mildred Gordon Glover.  They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2021, an occasion that marked practically a lifetime together. 

The Jehovah’s Witnesses Memorial Service was conducted for Mr. Robert V. Glover, Sr. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, via Zoom.

 

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Services

Graveside Service
Saturday
January 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Floral Memory Gardens
120 Old Pretoria Rd
Albany, GA 31721

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