Hiram Lee Glover - May 10, 2010
Hiram ‘Lee’ Glover, 78, of Wauneta, Neb., passed away May 10, 2010, after a long bout with health issues.
Lee was born to Hiram Matthew Glover and Mildred Keene (Hill) Glover on Feb. 7, 1932, in Big Spring, Texas.
All of Lee’s life, he loved doing things for people who were down and out. He gave people a hard time a lot. He explained if someone was thinking about getting back at him, then they were not thinking about their troubles for a little while. He had a mission with this and he did it well. Lee had been known to give the coat off his back and his shoes also.
You knew if Lee liked you by how hard a time he gave you. This went for all ages, young and old, card playing buddies and he gave the hardest time to preachers.
Lee was well-known in Farmersville, Texas, where he worked for Feagin’s Super Market.
He met Lois (Bartels) Dunham in Greenville, Texas, and they married Oct. 20, 1989. They moved to Wauneta, Neb., in 1991 to be closer to Lois’ parents, Otto and Ida Bartels. Lee went to work for Walgren’s Super Market shortly after arriving here.
Lee went on to work for a lot of the farmers in the area. He loved checking out ‘ALL’ the country back roads. He always carried his own two dogs or one of the farmers dogs with him in the truck wherever he went. Lee loved dogs and babies better than people.
He was also well-known in his white Ford ranger pickup. It has been said “everybody knows Lee.”
The last job Lee did along with Lois was to deliver the McCook Gazette for several years.
Everyone learned they might as well wave back at Lee because he always waved at them. When Lee couldn’t drive any more, he waved from his dining room window. It was appreciated when people who went by would wave back.
Lee always loved to take rides. Lois continued to take Lee for his rides even when he was at the Heritage nursing home where he had been residing since March 9, 2010. These times he waved at everyone from his wheel chair as he went past their rooms. They all made Lee’s day as they waved back.
Everyone who knew Lee has a story to tell. He believed in having a good time. He never worried about anything because he knew God had always brought him through everything and he trusted that God would always be there to take care of everything. We know without any doubt he is in God’s hands now.
The greatest blessing God gave Lee was his friendship with Bill W. and all the friends he met through him.
Lee is survived in life by his wife, Lois Glover of Wauneta; sons Hiram Glen Glover and wife Angela of Mesa, Ariz., and Robert Dunham and wife Libby of Celeste, Texas; daughters: Rhonda and husband Jimmy Pearson of Celeste, Texas, and Rebecca and husband Todd Hedgecoth of Greenville, Texas; sisters: Nell and husband Bo Granberry of Naples, Texas, Jeanie Lockhart of McKinney, Texas, and Linda and husband Larry Brimmage of Farmersville, Texas; 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews.
Lee was preceded in death by his father, Hiram M. Glover, mother Mildred, step-father Arthur Merworth, brother-in-law Tom Lockhart and son Ricky Dunham.
Local memorial services were held Friday, May 14, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Hamlet Union Church, Hamlet, Neb., with Pastor Marshall Erickson officiating.
Pianist was Mrs. Sara Behrends. Songs chosen were “Amazing Grace” sung by Mrs. Behrends and the congregational hymn, “Standing on the Promises.”
Texas memorial services will be held Friday, May 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Kingston Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas.
Honorary escorts are Anthony Glover, Heather Glover, Teresa Glover, Patty Glover, Amanda Moore, Chris Royal, Bo Dunham, Shayla Mitchel, Jamie Pearson, Morgan Pearson, Samantha Carter, Trey Carter, Nathan Sipes, Chad Sipes, Scottie Sipes and Allen Youngman.
Inurnment will be in McWright Cemetery, Celeste, Texas.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge or arrangements.