William (Bill) DeForest Glover III passed away in Sarasota, Florida on 23 October 2023.
Bill was born in Hartford, Connecticut to Claudette and William Glover on 15 December 1963.
At the age of 8 Bill's family moved to a waterfront home on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island where he took advantage of everything the bay had to offer - swimming, boating, sailing, waterskiing and most of all fishing and clamming. He worked hard as a paperboy through grade school and eventually bought himself a motorboat that he kept on a mooring off the backyard beach. Bill was very proud of that boat and kept it through high school until he graduated in 1981 and went off to college.
After a fun-filled family trip to Texas in his teens, Bill wanted to experience a large prestigious school with a lively football tradition, an active social scene, and excellent academics. Bill chose to attend The University of Texas at Austin. Bill made great friends and became a part of the Austin community. Bill was a very proud Longhorn! Bill was a founding and instrumental member of the UT rowing club. Bill loved driving his CJ7 Jeep which took him on many adventures including cave spelunking where he broke his rocks open with a tiny hammer and spit on them regularly to see the minerals. Bill graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin in December in 1985. In June 1989 Bill married Cynthia Schmidt Glover and in May of 1995 Jessica Lynn was born. As a young couple they traveled extensively and had many great trips with family and friends.
Bill particularly enjoyed hosting events with friends and family including backyard barbecues. Often when friends turned around, Bill would be eating a whopping turkey leg with a wide grin on his face. Bill was a culinary connoisseur and especially loved a good baked stuffed lobster which he asked his mother to make every time he visited home. During those days Bill was happy to visit New England as often as he could, the eternal debate between red and white chowder was never a problem. Grammie always made both, showcasing in a small way her abundance of love for her son. Ever the scientist Bill brewed award winning micro brews before it was trendy and popular. Along with his Longhorns, Bill was an avid fan of his favorite teams the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Giants.
Bill was a top salesman in the oil business in chemical sales. Bill's career took him to locations including Houston, West Texas, New Mexico, and Alaska. Bill was very proud of his job on the North Slope and volunteered to be part of the environmental rescue team and the first response team. Bill had colleagues and customers alike who respected him and appreciated his professional qualities and expert knowledge.
Being an avid fisherman Bill fished on every coast he could. Bill loved pulling in a king salmon, enjoyed the fight of a silver, felt like he hit a jackpot when he was in a school of bluefish, and built tremendous forearms when digging quahogs. Taking the boat up the river when the soft shell crab were in with his dad and his dog Sam was a truly enjoyable day. Although he got to be his dad's "friend for the weekend" sometimes, he always referred to his dad as his hero.
Across decades, Bill's Catholic faith remained steadfast. Bill cultivated his faith over time and continued to grow in scripture in his more recent years. Bill continued to use his connections to help others including mentoring and tutoring those he came into contact with. As an intellect, Bill's eloquent letter writing indicated a passion for science, philosophy, and poetry. Never devoid of personality, Bill stayed jovial, optimistic, and communicative with those he loved. Bill was charismatic, personable and playful and had the ability to make good friends everywhere he went!
Bill is survived by his daughter Jessica (Jessie) Glover Klingemann (husband Miles) who resides in Texas, his mother Claudette Hebert Glover, older sister Suzanne Glover Cherau (husband Christian), and younger sister Michelle Glover Miller (husband Mark), and many nieces and nephews. Bill is preceded in death by his father, William DeForest Glover Jr. Bill will rest peacefully next to his Dad back in New England where it all started.
May Bill Rest in Peace and be received in the loving arms of Jesus Christ!
His faith was strong and showed always in this life.
May comfort come to Jessie and his family during this painful time.
Our deepest condolences to the Glover family and friends from the Sound Choice Cremation Team.
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