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Richard Glover

June 19, 1942 — April 11, 2022

Richard Charles Glover, 79, of Paragould, Arkansas died Monday April 11, 2022, at St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He was born June 19,1942 in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Margaret O. Glover-St. John and Byron A. Glover.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Robert Byron Glover; son Joel Grayson Glover; first wife Gayla Lemon Glover; and second wife Peggy Ann Glover. Richard took his marriage vows seriously and loved his wives in sickness and in health until their death.

To say that Richard Glover was a kind and loving human, is a huge understatement. He was a wonderful son, husband, father, uncle, great-uncle, step-father and step-grandfather; and the epitome of what a true Christian is, in his constant acts and deeds for his family, friends, neighbors and often-time strangers. He was an artist in many ways. Everyone knew of his life-long love of photography and no one escaped becoming his subject. Later in life he uncovered other talents in oil painting and painted often for family and friends. Richard was a Vietnam Veteran (Army); a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and spent the majority of his career-life in hospital administration. He was a practicing Catholic his entire life and never missed an opportunity to attend Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. His unending almsgiving and altruism extended often to his favorite charities: MaryKnoll Fathers and Brothers, National Ataxia Foundation and The Agape House.

He is survived by his wife Tetyana Dittman; stepdaughter Karan (Mac) McAlister of Jonesboro; stepsons, Caleb “Bud” Dillport of Mariana, AZ, Jimmy (Cindy) Dillport of Cabot, Patrick (Alicia) Dillport of Hoxie; nieces Alicia (Rob) Carpenter of Danville, AL and Beth (Karen Lewis) Glover of New York, NY; great-nephew Byron Baker of Moulton, AL; 12 step-grandchildren and 8 great-step-grandchildren.
Let it be known that Richard never treated any of his “steps” like they were anything but his blood and kin. He was very grateful to know the unconditional love from his bonus children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held for Richard Glover at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Paragould, will be announced soon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richard’s memory to any of the charities that he loved: MaryKnoll Fathers and Brothers, National Ataxia Foundation and The Agape House.
Acknowledgment of donations should be mailed to Alicia Carpenter at 14591 Court Street Moulton, AL.

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