James Isaac Glover was born October 18, 1947 to the late Henry, Sr. and Minnie Lee Glover in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
He was educated in the public schools of Orangeburg and Richland Counties where he graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1967. After graduation, he attended Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina and later graduated from Benedict College, where he met Ruby Brevard, “the love of his life”. He was drafted by the United States Army during the Vietnam Era where he served honorably.
During his career, he worked for several years as a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Richland and Kershaw Counties. He retired as the Store Manager of Kimbrell’s Furniture in 2010 after 23 years of service.
If you knew James, you knew these three of his greatest pleasures: Fishing! He enjoyed taking his boat out to the lake, or anywhere there was water, in the early hours of the day. It didn’t matter if it was a planned outing with his long time fishing partners, family or by himself. He would say that was his “reflection time”.
Sports! He was a diehard New England Patriot fan!! He also loved cheering on South Carolina Gamecocks football, and his all-time favorite college basketball team was the North Carolina Tar Heels. Go Heels!
Grandchildren! He enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in all of their activities whether it was attending college and high school football games, high school basketball games, track meets, or volleyball games. He was always there!
He loved his family unconditionally. In his own quiet way, he was considered the “Master of Wisdom”. He was our go-to for any and everything! We are truly going to miss him!
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Brevard Glover, of 40 years, his parents, brother, Frank Glover; sisters, Wilhelmina Robinson, Leola Haynes, and Dorothy Cannon.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories his two children, Maia A. (Karl) Williams, Shelton J. Glover; five grandchildren: Roseanne (Joshua) Benjamin, Jaleen Miller, and Jordan, Jalon, and Aneisa Williams; one great grandson, Marcus James Benjamin; he also leaves two brothers, Henry and Thomas (Mary) Glover; three sisters, Pernell Fersner, Lucille Oree, and Mary Glover; and a host of nieces, nephews and several special friends.
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