Jasper L. Glover

Published 7:47 am Friday, November 23, 2012

Nov. 24, 1932 –
Nov. 21, 2012

Jasper L. “Big Boy” Glover, 79,  passed away in peace on Nov. 21, 2012.

He was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Vada, and was a long-time resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and a member of First Baptist Church. He served as a deacon. After a long Civil Service career, he retired as Director of Product Assurance for the Armament Division. He served honorably during the Korean War and then completed his degree in mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. He continued his education throughout his career, completing his MBA, and received his master’s degree and Ph.D., in public administration, from Nova University.

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Jasper was an avid fisherman and well-known for his handmade cast nets, kindness, sense of humor and wisdom. He taught Sunday school for more than 40 years and also enjoyed his position as a professor at Saint Leo College and Troy State. He will be terribly missed by his family and friends.

A time of visitation and fellowship will be Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time) at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE., Fort Walton Beach, departing at 1:30 p.m., in procession to a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Beal Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. William Glover officiating.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Angeline T. Glover; beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his two daughters Nancy Hatch (Thomas) of Fort Walton Beach, Becky Herrin (Robert) of Mary Esther, Fla.; grandchildren, Melissa Herrin, Thomas Hatch Jr., Tiffany Hatch and Robert Herrin Jr.; and siblings Rev. William “Buck” Glover (Ellen), Mrs. Betty Hildebrandt (Loren), Mrs. Carene Wheeler (Larry), Mrs. Linda Taylor (George) and many nieces and nephews.  Special thanks to caretakers Brent Cowen and Joanne Breedon for their tireless care and friendship.

Emerald Coast Funeral Home in Fort Walton Beach is in charge of arrangements.