Official Obituary of

Richard Glover

May 9, 1934 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Richard Glover Obituary

Richard “Rick” Glover of Hickory, NC passed away February 23, 2024.  He was born May 9, 1934 to Hilda “Teenie” Glover and Dolan Doby.  Rick was raised in Salisbury, NC until he joined the United States Air Force serving honorably for over 20 years retiring the rank of Tech Sergeant.  He served in Korea and Vietnam as an aviation instrument technician.  He had great pride in serving his country and was highly decorated with many awards. 

Rick then went on to work and retire from the General Electric plant in Salisbury.  He was an active member of multiple fraternal and service-related organizations to include the American Legion, VFW, Elks, and Moose Lodges of Salisbury, serving in leadership and officer positions.  After retirement, Peggy and he enjoyed many trips with family and friends in their RV, all around North Carolina, being PawPaw and Nannie to their grandchildren. 

Rick will be remembered as one of the most organized people, especially when it came to his garage and his love of everything mechanical.  He and Peggy loved to host family and friends at their home and welcomed all to eat, drink, and be merry while sharing a love for life and being with those they cherished most.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Hilda “Teenie” Glover and Dolan Doby; his loving aunts Bertha “Bert” and Ophelia “Dink”; his uncle Benton; and grandson Mathew Glover.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Peggy Glover, his children Mike Glover (Elaine) of Alabama, Kathy Shue of Florida, and Tim Glover of Virginia; his step-children David Graham (Janet) of North Carolina and Joe Graham (Deanna) of North Carolina; as well as his 11 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday March 6, 2024, at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 502 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC 28144.

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Memorial Service
March 6, 2024

2:00 PM
Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Blvd.
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144


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