Joe Fred Glover Obituary, Death – Joe Fred Glover was born on July 11, 1949 in Walterboro, South Carolina, to the late Joe Glover, Jr. and Lottie Grant Glover Fields. He passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the Lowcountry Community Hospice House in Summerville, South Carolina. In 1967, he graduated from Colleton High School. He graduated from Beaufort Technical College with an associate’s degree in automatic transmissions. He worked as a mobile mechanic and in his shop for years while working at JP Stevens. He previously worked for Walterboro Ford Motor Sales, Garris Auto Salvage, and the South Carolina Department of Student Transportation. During his retirement, he worked as a bus driver for three years.
Joe led an active and rewarding life. He used to play the drums at the club and was known as “Mr. Good Foot” back then. He coached youth and adult basketball teams and competed in the Colleton County Recreation League, winning several championships. He was a member of the Colleton County Mass Choir since its inception, a Mason, and spent forty years as a drummer and singer with the Gospel Upsetters. He was drafted into the United States Army and served for two years (April 18,1969-April 18, 1971). His rank was E5, which made him a sergeant. Despite the fact that this was during the Vietnam War, a portion of his military service was spent in Germany rather than Vietnam.
He became a member of Oakman Branch Baptist Church at a young age. He then became a member of Red Root United Methodist Church. He held numerous positions at Red Root United Methodist, including Administrative Board Chair, United Methodist Men president, musician, trustee, choir president, Lay Speaker, and landscaper. He joined New Life United Methodist Church after leaving Red Root UMC and served as a Lay Servant, choir member, and musician.
He married Elizabeth Fryar on December 18, 1971, and they had three children. His children, Andrea Fryar of Jacksonville, FL; Donnell Glover of Ruffin, SC; and Tameshia Glover of Moncks Corner, SC, will cherish his memory; six grandchildren, Brandon Fryar and Deondre Way of Jacksonville, FL; Kyeon Glover of Ridgeland, SC; Kemandre Glover of Savannah, GA; Umar Williams and Jayla Williams of Moncks Corner, SC; and three great-grandchildren, Olivia Jackson, Kyeonna Glover Evangelist Gloria Breland of Walterboro, SC; three brothers, John Glover of North Carolina; Ben Seabrook and Willie Seabrook of Walterboro, SC; one step-brother, Jimmie Fields, St. George, SC; and one step-sister, Rose (Walter) Satchell, Columbia, SC; sisters-in-law: Diane Glover, Ruffin, SC and Marie Smith, Bamberg, SC; one aunt, Cornelia Martin, Walterboro, SC; and a special friend, Rosa Singleton.