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Funeral for longtime Supervisor Richard W. Glover set for Feb. 7

Procession will include tour of Brookland, with tributes at RF&P Park, government center

The funeral for longtime Henrico County Supervisor Richard W. Glover will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 8701 Ridge Road. An interment will follow at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Ave.

In a show of appreciation for Mr. Glover’s more than 30 years of service to Henrico and its residents, the funeral procession will make a final tour through the Brookland District, with public tributes planned at RF&P Park, 3400 Mountain Road; and the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.

The Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association (GAYAA) is organizing “the final lap” tribute at RF&P Park. The procession will pass slowly through the park about 9:15 a.m. — as Mr. Glover was known to do as part of his daily routine as Brookland supervisor.

Henrico youth, families, coaches and other guests are encouraged to wear GAYAA hats and jerseys as well as carry banners and signs in appreciation of Mr. Glover. All guests are asked to arrive at the park by 9 a.m. Henrico County Public Schools will excuse the absences of students who present notes saying they participated in the gathering for Mr. Glover.

Henrico government employees similarly will pay their respects to Mr. Glover by standing along Prince Henry Drive as the procession passes through the Henrico Government Center around 9:20 a.m.

The procession will begin at Mr. Glover’s home in the CrossRidge community at 9 a.m. and will take the following route before arriving at Grove Avenue Baptist Church:

  • From CrossRidge, left on Staples Mill Road, right on Mountain Road;
  • Left into RF&P Park, with a pass by the ball fields;
  • Left on Mountain, with a pass by the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen;
  • Right on Woodman, with a pass by Henrico’s western maintenance facility;
  • Right on East Parham;
  • Left on Prince Henry, with a pass by the government center and courts building; and
  • Right on Hungary Springs Road, left on Parham and left on Ridge Road to Grove Avenue Baptist Church.

Mr. Glover died Feb. 2 at his home in Glen Allen. He was 82 and had begun his 29th year as Brookland supervisor. He was the Board of Supervisors’ longest-serving active member and was selected unanimously by his colleagues last month to preside as chairman in 2017. He also served on Henrico’s Planning Commission from 1984 to 1986.

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