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James Oliver Joe Glover, 88, of Weatherford, passed away Sept. 21 in a Fort Worth hospital.
He was born to Joseph Ollie and Ella Pearl Christian Glover April 23, 1928, in Palo Pinto County.
Joe was preceded in death by first wife, Mary E. Harris Glover; his parents; and all of his 13 sisters and brothers.
Joe is survived by his wife, Irene Glover, of Weatherford; daughters, Barbara Zimmer and husband, Ron Timmermans, of Orlando, FL and Sandra Kobel and husband, George, of McVille, ND; stepson, Steven Park and wife, Linda, of Mt. Pleasant, IA; grandchildren, Brian Zimmer, of Dripping Springs, TX, Tami Nichols, of Coeur DAlene, ID, Nichole Adrian, of Hurst, Michael Roerick, of Tolna, ND, Dr. Mark Roerick, of St. Cloud, MN, Michelle Roerick, of Devils Lake, ND, Eric Kobel, of Northwood, ND, Dr. Heather Timmermans, of Richardson, Aaron Timmermans, of North Richland Hills, Stephanie Schinstock, of St. Paul, IA, Lindsay Cornick, of Davenport, IA; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nephews and nieces.
At age 18, Joe joined his trade as an apprentice ironworker and eventually rose to the level of project manager for a large steel erection company working various construction projects in locations throughout the western United States and one large project in Havana, Cuba. Then for 24 years he lived and worked in Englewood, CO before eventually retiring to Weatherford in 1987. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #275, a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of Scottish Rite and Moslah Shrine.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Grace First Presbyterian Church in Weatherford with entombment following at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel in Weatherford.
Published on September 23, 2016
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