Wilton "Will" Ford
Wilton (Will) Ford Glover, 84, of Pensacola, FL passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013.
Will was born October 18, 1928 at the old Sacred Heart Hospital on 9th avenue. Will graduated from Pensacola High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida (Gainesville) from the School of Pharmacy in 1955. During college, from 1951 to 1953, Will enlisted in the Army as a Pharmacy Technician and served in the Korean theater of operations as a member of the Headquarters Medical Detachment, 2nd Infantry Division. He earned a Bronze Star for his service with the 2nd Infantry Division Korea in 1952. After the war and graduating from the University of Florida, Will returned to Pensacola in 1961 to open an independent pharmacy, Scenic Olive Drugs, located at the corner of Olive Road and North Davis Highway (1961-1993). Serving as a community pharmacist, Will was given the first "O.R. McNair Memorial Award" in 1992 and the "Humanitarian of the Year Award" in 1995 from the Ferry Pass Community in recognition of more than 30 years of compassionate service to the people of Ferry Pass. Will was an active member of the Ferry Pass United Methodist Church from 1961 to 1993 and at retirement in 1993 became a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church on Nine Mile Road. Will was active and healthy. He enjoyed activities that included routine jogging, golf and snow skiing and had a passion for camping before retirement and during retirement added his passion of traveling abroad.
Will was preceded in death by his father, Wilton Ford Glover, Sr., mother, Louise White Glover, and brother, John Edward Glover.
Survivors include his beloved wife Faye Hope Eddins Glover, his brother Charlie (Lydia) Glover of Savannah, GA, daughters, Amanda Glover of Pensacola, FL, Elise (Brian Benson) Glover of Anchorage, AK, son Norman (Jean) Glover of Mobile, AL, and three grandchildren, Jonathan (Seonhee) Glover of Orlando, FL, Olivia Glover and Sarah Glover of Mobile, AL. Survivors also include sisters-in-law Laurie Thrash, Barbara Wenner, and Betty Lambert of Pensacola, FL, and Jeanie Ruth (Gene) Morris of Helena, AL, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
A visitation will begin at 10:00 AM and will last until the Funeral Service begins at 11:00 AM Friday, September 6, 2013 at Trahan Family Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Anderson of St. Luke United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Frisco City, AL.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2013