John Snow Glover, MD, of Charlotte, N.C., died on Sunday, May 1st, 2022. He was 89 years old.
John was born on Jan. 7th, 1933 and attended Myers Park Traditional Elementary school and Alexander Graham Middle school before graduating from Central High School in 1951. He attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC for two years before graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1955. John attended medical school at Duke University and remained at Duke as an intern, then as chief resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
John began his medical practice in Charlotte with his classmate, Dr. Thomas H. White in January of 1965 and in 1966 they merged their practice with Dr. R. Pinkney Rankin to form Rankin, Glover and White. They were later joined by Dr. Claude Hollingsworth. John served as chair of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Presbyterian Hospital (now Novant) and considered it a pleasure and privilege being a physician to the Charlotte community for more than 34 years.
John was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church from 1970 until his death. He attributed his long relationship with Christ Church to his cherished friendships and all those who helped him grow in his faith. While he was privileged to serve as Senior Warden, one of his real passions was tending to the roses in the memorial garden, some of which originated from his own garden.
He was proud to serve as President of the Board of Directors at both Wing Haven and Historic Rosedale. John served on other boards including the first board of Charlotte Planned Parenthood. He loved his work with Teen Health Connection and Mecklenburg Ministries because of their inclusive mission to the community.
John was drafted by the Navy in 1967 and moved his family to Millington, TN where they lived for two years while he served as a Navy physician. There, both he and Ann were able to pursue their old love of horseback riding. John’s passions also included gardening, golf, boating (especially whitewater canoeing), fishing, camping, genealogy, bridge, and reading with The Book Club for forty-seven years. He even tried his hand at rollerblading (not the best fit for his body type).
John was an integral and well-known member of the Charlotte community, impacting the lives of so many. He will remain beloved by all. He lived life fully in the present, having learned early on that there are no guarantees. He had a talent for making a personal connection to everyone with whom he crossed paths. His motto was: if one is good, two is better.
John loved hobbies and pursued them with a myopic focus and gusto — often in connection with a child or grandchild — ranging from ice hockey to basketball games to family camp at Mondamin. One year, he sewed outfits for every member of his immediate family while the child he was partnering with barely completed a single tennis skirt. He and his son built a sailboat together and for two long years he and his five-year-old granddaughter participated in the Suzuki method of violin where they worked to master the songs, Hot Cross Buns and Silent Night (almost).
He took no prisoners when it came to playing the card game Spite and Malice. To say he relished tackling a new challenge is an understatement. A favorite memory was a one-month family trip to Europe in 1975, during which the Glover children and Weller cousins explored Europe with “professor” John leading the charge in his plume hat.
Although a native Charlottean, John’s heart and soul were equally present in Maine where his mother was raised and his father had deep roots. John especially enjoyed spending summers in Maine where his grandfather taught him to sail in his favorite boat, The Mistake.
Besides his parents, John was predeceased by a grandson, Franklin Snow Schrimsher. He is survived by his soul mate and wife of nearly 65 years, Ann Shannonhouse Glover, who was a major influence in his life from high school to the present; a son, Frank Glover; daughters, Alice Glover (Donald Beeson) and Margaret Schrimsher (Scott); and four grandchildren: Stuart Beeson (J.R. Twomey Beeson), John Beeson, Ann Berry Schrimsher, and Mimi Schrimsher. Other survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Glover; brother, Kent Glover (Jane); nieces and nephews; and his wonderful Glover and Snow cousins – many who reside in Maine.
Following a private committal, a memorial service will be held on Friday, May 6th at 2:00 PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road followed by a 3:30 PM reception at Southminster, 8919 Park Road.
Memorials in John’s memory may be made to Historic Rosedale, one of his enduring passions. Historic Rosedale, PO Box 790004, Charlotte NC, 28206.
Posted in: Charlotte Observer
Posted on: 2022-05-05
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