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John R. Glover Jr.

NEWSOMS — John Robert “Johnny” Glover Jr., 79, passed away on June 9, 2019, in his home.

John R. Glover Jr,

A native of Southampton County, he was a son of the late John Robert Glover Sr. and Lillie Lou Brock Glover, and was also predeceased by his first wife, Rita Vick Glover; his second wife, Gracie Bell Pope Glover; two sisters, Sallie Kirk and Gracie Kotel; and three brothers, William E. Glover, Milton L. Glover and Pete Dundalow.

He was an Army veteran and a retired crane operator in the woodyard for International Paper.

After his retirement he ran the dumpsite on Monroe Road for Southampton County.

Johnny was a member of Franklin Hunt Club and Southampton Coon Hunter’s Club.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory are two daughter, Cindy Blocker and Patty Turner, both of Windsor; two stepdaughters, Melissa Presson of Carrsville and Brenda Burgess of Capron; five grandchildren, Amanda, Boo, twins Jesse and Johnny, and Justin; five stepgrandchildren, Nikki, Taylor, Dean, Lori, and Chris; nine great grandchildren; and his beloved dog Maebelle.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Southampton Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502.

www.wrightfuneralhome.org.