Official Obituary of

Tommy Glover

February 19, 1941 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Tommy Glover Obituary

Tommy Glover of Bronx, New York, peacefully transitioned from labor to reward surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday February 21, 2024. Tommy was born February 19, 1941, in St.Matthews, SC (Calhoun County) to the late Sidney Glover and Pearl Thompson Glover Coulter. His stepfather Willie Mack Coulter played a significant role in his life.
His spiritual growth and development were cultivated at several community churches. While Mt. Carmel Baptist Church was his favorite, he also attended Friendship Baptist Church, Salem Baptist Church along with his family’s home church St. Luke A.M.E. located in Lone Star, South Carolina. After his relocation to New York, he became affiliated with Canaan Baptist Church in Manhattan under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Wyatt T. Walker.
Tommy’s formal education began in Calhoun County at Salem Baptist church near the True Blue Community located in Forte Motte, SC. He briefly attended school in Columbia, S.C then later returned to St. Matthews attending John Ford High School where he played on the football team. He loved St. Matthews with a passion and enjoyed staying connected to many of his friends classmates, especially his buddies Lewis Hickson and George Scott III.
Tommy was united in holy matrimony on June 18,1966, to his loving and devoted wife Mamie L Glover for 57 years. To that union, a daughter, Denise Glover Watkins (Mark Watkins) was
Mr. Glover had an eclectic professional resume. Upon arriving in New York, Tom successfully explored several skilled craft opportunities, but immediately developed a passion for the culinary arts, where he excelled. He served as lead chef at several well-known dining establishments. He continued to develop in this field for many years to come, including becoming an accomplished butcher. Always seeking a challenge, he later entered the tire manufacturing industry. First working for Firestone (Bronx, NY) for several years then serving as a Shop Steward for Perth Amboy Tire Company (Perth Amboy, NJ) for more than 20 years where he was affectionally known as “Spike”. After a brief retirement, and a desire to stay busy, Tom aka “Tommy G” took employment at the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (Bronx, NY) where he enjoyed seeing to the wellbeing of the staff and the many children enrolled at the center. He was well known for his warm and contagious smile, always having a good joke to tell.
Tom loved to laugh and have fun. He was a avid sports fan with a particular love for football. He enjoyed the world of auto sports and enjoyed tinkering with his vehicles over the years. A real car guy. He also didn’t mind taking an occasional shot at the lottery.
A genuine people person who embraced and communicated well with the members of his community – both young and old.
Tommy Glover… a man of Love and Family, had a passion for finding his roots. Over the course of his life, he continued to search for his people. During his many trips to South Carolina, he would visit his hometown seeking out relatives and building substantive relationships with them. He would encourage family members to stay connected and to treasure their history. Tom carried those values in his heart as he shared how grateful he was to his special elders, namely Uncles Jake & Ervin and Aunts Bell & Lady, for their love, guidance, and support.
His loved ones who remain to cherish his memory and were at the center of his heart are his loving and devoted wife Mamie, daughter Denise (Necie) son-in-law Mark and grandchildren Miah, Jahlahnee and Amon-Ra, who were his pride and joy, his sister and dear friend Earline Irick (Baby Girl) and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and friends.

The service will proceed as follows:

The viewing will be held on Friday, March 1,2024 at Glover's Funeral Home from 1:30pm until 6:00pm.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, March 2,2024 at Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 11:00am. All those attending service must wear a mask and adhere to all COVID-19 rules and regulations.

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March 1, 2024

1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Glover's Funeral Home
2562 Charleston Highway
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church 305 Old Elloree Rd


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