Dr. John Edgar Glover, age 78, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 13, 2020. He was born on September 9, 1942, the son of James Edward Glover and Martha Maxine Shobe Glover both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother.
Dr. Glover is survived by his wife, Rosanne Harper Glover and daughter, Dr. Anne Glover Posey and husband Kevin, two very special grandsons, Cameron Franklin Posey and Chase Oliver Posey. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, two nephews and their families and several cousins.
Dr. Glover graduated Valedictorian of the Petersburg High School Class of 1960 and continued his education at West Virginia University where he received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
He worked in private practice in Petersburg for 46 years and was an adjunct Professor at the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics for several years.
In 1969 he was selected to serve on the Grant County Board of Health, a position he continued until the present time. He also served as the Grant County Coroner for many years.
He was active in the Potomac Valley Dental Association, served West Virginia as an alternate delegate to the American Dental Association meeting in San Francisco, California in 1998 and was elected to the position of President of the West Virginia Dental Association in 1999.
Dr. Glover had served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pendleton Community Bank since 1999 and did not want to ever miss a meeting. He was currently serving as its Vice Chairman.
He served four terms on the Grant Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Grant County Housing Authority and had served as Treasurer for the Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
He had a sense of humor and was viewed as a very jovial person. He took all of his community positions very seriously and wanted all the boards on which he served to be productive, progressive and successful.
He was a life-long member of the Main Street United Methodist Church.
Dr. Glover was a 50 year member of Joseph W. Summers Lodge, #173, AF & AM, Morgantown, WV and also a 50 year member of Petersburg Chapter #146, Order of the Eastern Star.
He felt led to donate to the St. Joseph’s Indian School in South Dakota, Boys Town and to the “Make A Wish Foundation.” Over the years, for his faithful contributions, he received numerous certificates, blankets, shirts, note pads, gift bags etc. from these organizations. He had a special place in his heart for the less fortunate and ill.
He had a love for the outdoors and in his earlier years, enjoyed hunting and fly fishing. This past summer he had the special opportunity to help his grandsons learn how to cast a line and shoot targets.
Due to the Covid Pandemic, services will be held at a later date. The body has been cremated and Inurnment will be at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin, WV. Memorials may be made to the : Grant County Health Department, Petersburg Fire Department, the Grant County Ambulance Service or charity of choice.
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