Longtime Judge Burton Dunn Glover Dies, He Was 85

Longtime Judge Burton Dunn Glover Dies, He Was 85

Longtime Judge Burton Dunn Glover Dies, He Was 85

Springfield, TN (Smokey Barn News) – Judge Burton Dunn Glover, a distinguished figure in Robertson County, passed away on June 10, 2024, after a brief illness. He was 85.

A Life of Service and Dedication

Born on January 3, 1939, to Burton Wilks Glover and Mary Louise Dunn Glover, Judge Glover was a native of Springfield. He graduated from Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. During his undergraduate years, he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and the Order of the Gownsmen academic society. He later received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Nashville School of Law.

Following the death of his father during his senior year of college, Judge Glover took over the Glover Auto Company, an auto dealership founded by his grandfather, H.B. Glover. He later became a partner in Barber Motor Company, another auto dealership in Springfield. His career path shifted when he decided to pursue law, ultimately serving as General Sessions Judge and Juvenile Judge for Robertson County. During his tenure, he was elected President of the Juvenile Judges for the State of Tennessee and played a key role in establishing the Robertson County Recovery Court.

After retiring from the bench, Judge Glover continued to serve his community as a County Commissioner for Robertson County and maintained a private legal practice. He also operated Hereford Hills Farm, a family farm established by his grandfather that has been raising cattle, tobacco, and other crops for over a century.

“We were all saddened to learn of the passing of former General Sessions Judge Burton Glover. I knew Burton for well over 50 years. He served as a county commissioner after retiring from the bench in 2014. I found him to be fair, insightful, and determined to make a positive difference for our community. Once he took a position he never wavered from it. All three of his children were students of mine at Springfield High. All three went on to become highly regarded professionals. Two are physicians and one is an Army colonel. Their success speaks volumes about Burton and his wife Suzanne as parents. His passing leaves a great void in our county. His legacy lives on.” Former Robertson County mayor Howard Bradley

A Man of Many Interests

Judge Glover had a wide range of interests, including athletics, heavy equipment, motorcycles, muscle cars, boating, and skiing. He was an avid supporter of the Springfield Yellow Jackets, the Tennessee Vols, and the Vanderbilt Commodores. He was known for his love of German Shepherds, several of whom preceded him in death.

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield, the Robertson County Bar Association, the New Chapel Men’s Club, and served as a Trustee of the Glenn Memorial Women’s Clubs.

Survivors and Memorial Contributions

Judge Glover is survived by his wife of 54 years, Suzanne Cook Glover; his children, Colonel (Ret) Burton Cook (Anna) Glover of Tampa, Florida, Dr. William Bryan Glover of Nashville, Tennessee, and Dr. Annie Glover (Phil) Spicer of Springfield.

Active pallbearers will be Mac Baggett, Jr., Chuck Browning, Thad Corbin, Terry Grant, Chief Jason Head, and Michael Nixon. Honorary pallbearers include Bobby Dean Bagby, Mac Baggett, Sr., Roger Blackwood, Denny Choate, Johnny Crabtree, Wayne Jones, Steve Moss, Dr. Bill Shasteen, Ted Stubblefield, David Thomas, Jeff Walker, Winfield Wilkins, and Dr. Teresa Williams.

The Glover family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church in Springfield or to a charity of your choice.

Services for Glover were held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Springfield, with Reverend Jason Jones officiating.