Robert was born on 5 Jul 1936 in Arkansas, the son of William Hiram Jr Glover and Hazel Chambers Garrett.
He died on 27 Oct 2021 in Arkansas.
His wife was Helen Louise Baldwin, who he married on 20 Mar 1953 in Lonoke County, Arkansas. Their three known children were Alan Kieth (1957-?), Robin Louise (1961-?) and Robert Lee (1962-?).
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|Birth||5 JUL 1936||
|Death||27 OCT 2021||
|Occupation||2008||Arkansas State Legsisture Representative||
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Former State Senator Bobby L. Glover, 85, of Carlisle passed away on October 27, 2021. He was born July 5, 1936, in Carlisle to W.H. & Hazel Glover. Senator Glover was a graduate of Lonoke Public Schools and he participated and lettered in all sports. He received his education in accounting through LaSalle University and was a licensed public accountant.
Senator Bobby L. Glover was first elected in 1972 to the Arkansas House of Representatives. His district included Beebe and parts of White County, as well as Lonoke County and Prairie County. In all, Senator Glover served 20 years or 10 terms as a member of the House and is a former Speaker Pro-Temp.
He served eight years in the state Senate, representing District 28. It included Lonoke County, parts of Pulaski, Prairie and Arkansas Counties. During his 28 years of service in the Arkansas General Assembly, his greatest pleasures centered around the many opportunities he had to help his constituents and communities in his district. Shaking hands, making calls, attending community celebrations, stumping for legislation, fundraising for educational progress, highways, or rural development – no job was too large or too small for Senator Glover.
Senator Glover became chairman of the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, which makes sure that tax dollars are properly spent. The committee audits expenditures by school districts, institutions of higher education, cities, counties, and state agencies.
He served as vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation and was a member of the State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Joint Budget Committee, the Joint Performance Review Committee and the Committee on Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs. During his tenure in the Senate, he also was a member of the Legislative Facilities Committee and the Senate Rules Committee.
The Arkansas legislature is a citizen legislature. While representing his constituents at the state Capitol he also was President & CEO of the Glover Insurance Agency in Carlisle and Lonoke, and President & CEO of Chambers Nursing Home Center in Carlisle.
In 2011, after he had left the Senate, then-Governor Mike Beebe appointed him and reappointed him in 2014 to the state Board of Correction, which oversees the operations of the state Correction Department and the state Department of Community Correction. Governor Asa Hutchinson reappointed him to the Board in March of 2021. He was a supporter of efficient, well-run state prison units and helped strengthen parole laws.
List of other service include: ten years as Mayor of Carlisle, Chairman of the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute Advisory Board, Executive Director of the Arkansas Municipal Police Association, Director of Governmental Affairs for the State Police Association, Chairman of the Legislative Pardons and Parole ad hoc Committee that tightened the Arkansas parole system to strengthen protection from violent and habitual offenders, 17 year member of the Arkansas State Police Foundation Board, Delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1979-80, Chairman of the Carlisle Veterans Memorial Commission, 22 year member of the Baptist Health System Corporation Board, Citizen of the Year of 3 communities -Carlisle, Lonoke and Stuttgart, Member of the Chamber of Commerce’s of Cabot, Carlisle, Lonoke, Stuttgart and Ward.
Senator Glover was a Gideon and member of First Baptist Church, Lonoke. He was a member of the Hazen Masonic Lodge 361 and served as chaplain. He was a 32º Mason and Shriner and a recipient of the Pillar of Solomon.
Senator Glover was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bill (Ethelle) Glover, granddaughter Michelle Brooke Glover and the mother of his three children, Helen L. Glover. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Elmore Glover; three children, Keith (Mary) Glover of Stuttgart, Robin (William) Rountree of Carlisle and Lee Glover of Carlisle; five grandchildren, Mark (Brooke) Glover of Little Rock, Kristen (Barrett) Belew of Little Rock, John Robert Hart of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Ashley Glover of Jonesboro, and Christopher Hart of Little Rock; 5 great-grandchildren, Addison Glover, Harper Glover and Weston Glover of Little Rock, J.T. Belew and Bennett Belew of Little Rock. He is also survived by stepchildren Rodney (Jennifer) Elmore of Lonoke, Christi (Jim) Smith of Catlettsburg, Kentucky and step-grandchildren Sterling Elmore of Washington, DC, Chandler Elmore of Pensacola FL, Taylor & Drew Smith of Catlettsburg, KY.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to his niece Judy Glover Cordell who took him to numerous doctors’ appointments, ballgames, and events over the years; Dr. Chris Morgan for his wonderful care as his primary physician; and the entire caring staff of Chambers Nursing Home & Rehab. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas State Police Foundation, 5702 Dreher Lane, Suite 3 Little Rock, AR 72209 or any other charitable organization of donor’s choice.
Visitation will be between 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, October 29, 2021, at the Carlisle Civic Center, 215 S Court Street, Carlisle; a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, October 30th at 11:00 am First Baptist Church, Lonoke. Interment will be at the Carlisle Cemetery where he will receive Masonic rites.
Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home (Hazen). Online guestbook, www.westbrookfuneralhomehazen.com.
Helen L. Baldwin Glover, 86, departed to her heavenly home on October 2, 2021. She was born October 5, 1934, in the Fairview Community of Lonoke County to Hemp and Mary Baldwin.
Helen spent her early years attending the Fairview School before consolidation. She was a graduate of Lonoke High School where she was an outstanding basketball player for the Lady Jackrabbits.
After raising three children as a loving mother and homemaker, she then served 13 years as the church secretary for First Baptist Church of Carlisle. From there she worked numerous years as the office manager of Chamber's Nursing Home of Carlisle and also served on its board of directors.
Helen became an excellent baker after taking a cake decorating class in the 1970s. From that point forward, she baked and decorated annual birthday cakes which became a much-loved family tradition. Some of her greatest pleasures in life were spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events, dance and piano recitals, band concerts, pageants, and school activities. She also thoroughly enjoyed regular visits from her great-grandchildren and grandchildren.
As a member of First Baptist Church of Carlisle for over 60 years, Helen was known as a prayer warrior. She spent many hours reading and studying her bible most often with endearing friends of the Ladies Sunday School Class. Helen was a member of the Carlisle Progressive Club. Helen loved working and completing jigsaw puzzles and then re-working the puzzles again with her friends at the Carlisle Senior Center. Helen loved all sorts of crafts and sewing in her earlier years of motherhood.
Even though Helen was a very humble and modest person, she overcame numerous serious health challenges. She was a three-time cancer survivor and an 18-year liver and kidney transplant recipient.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Doris McKinney and granddaughter Michelle Brooke Glover.
She is survived by her three children, Keith (Mary) Glover of Stuttgart, Robin (William) Rountree of Carlisle and Lee Glover of Carlisle; five grandchildren, Mark (Brooke) Glover of Little Rock, Kristen (Barrett) Belew of Little Rock, John Robert Hart of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Ashley Glover of Jonesboro, and Christopher Hart of Little Rock; 5 great-grandchildren, Addison Glover, Harper Glover and Weston Glover of Little Rock, J.T. Belew and Bennett Belew of Little Rock; siblings, Eva Sullivan and Tom Baldwin both of Little Rock and Raymond (Marie) Baldwin of Cabot; the father of her three children, Bobbly L. Glover of Carlisle, and countless other nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to her niece Judy Glover Cordell who took her to numerous doctors' appointments, ballgames, and events over the years; Dr. Chris Morgan for his wonderful care as her primary physician; Dr. Diane Wilder as her personal oncologist; her excellent team of physicians and nurses at Ochsner's Multi-Organ Transplant Institute of New Orleans; and her First Baptist Church family and friends for all of their love and prayers over the years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Carlisle, P.O. Box 25, Carlisle, AR 72024; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 16328, Little Rock, AR 72231.
Visitation will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Carlisle followed by a Celebration of Life service beginning at 11:00 am. Interment will be at the Carlisle Cemetery.
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