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Howard Glover

September 16, 1935 — November 6, 2023

Howard Glover

Edwards Small Mortuary announces with our deepest sympathy the passing of Mr. Howard Glover.  Mr. Glover entered into eternal rest on November 6, 2023.  Our condolences to the family and friends.

Howard Glover; a native of Macon, Georgia, was born September 16, 1935 to the late Eddie and Annie Bell Glover as the fifth sibling. Howard was called by family and close friends as "Baby", which he was. Howard was preceded in death by his sister; Eddie Mae Glover; brothers, Jessie B. Glover; "Pee" Willie Glover, Dr. Frank Glover; Sr.; and son, Howard Glover, II.

Left to celebrate his life, a true loving wife of nearly 15 years, Mrs. Andrea H. Glover; daughters, Rachelle Reddick (James) and Karen B. Phillips; son, Rosco, Jr. (four-legged fury best friend, his devoted dog); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also referred to many of his former athletes and students as his extended family - "his children". His devoted athletic sons are Carlton Williamson, San Francisco 49'ers, former NFL player, Charles Cheeks and Calvin Clark, former Buffalo Bills.

Howard was educated in the Macon, Georgia public schools. Immediately after high school, he attended Morris Brown College on a full athletic scholarship where he played football and basketball. He earned a masters and specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Howard was invited by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League to try out as a free agent. He received many awards for his athletic prowess, including being inducted in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Hall of Fame, Macon, Georgia Hall of Fame, Morris Brown College Hall of Fame, and the Georgia High School Hall of Fame.

Howard's passion was education and sports. His professional career spanned over 38 years.

He served as a teacher in Macon public schools, Atlanta public schools, and Dekalb County Public School System. He also served as an assistant principal and principal. Howard was the first African American principal at Redan High School in Dekalb County public schools. He taught and coached at many high schools, including Ballard Hudson, Macon, Georgia, Brown High and West Fulton High Schools, Atlanta public schools and in DeKalb County public schools at Redan, McNair and Walker High Schools.

Howard had a second career after retirement with the National Football League (NFL) as the quarterback clock keeper for 13 years during the Atlanta Falcons home games.

Howard was well known in the Atlanta and DeKalb communities where he was member of numerous organizations, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Board of Trustees at Morris Brown College and a scholarship was established in his honors by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, wife of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Howard transitioned peacefully at Home Hospice with his devoted wife at his side. He was medically diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, prostate cancer; kidney disease and heart failure, Despite his illness, he never stopped keeping up with his wife and could be seen during monthly trips, attendance at football and basketball games throughout the state. The annual basketball playoff and championship games at the Macon coliseum which was a yearly trip and the place where Howard and Andrea met. After two months of dating, they married and stayed married for nearly 15 years.

Howard was a faithful member of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church and a faithful servant of God. May he rest in peace.

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Beulah Missionary Baptist Church- DeKalb County

2340 Clifton Springs Rd, Decatur, GA 30034

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Beulah Missionary Baptist Church

2340 Clifton Springs Rd, Decatur, GA 30034

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