Barrie Glover

Special to The Sun

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Wakulla County Historical Society invites you to join us for a program on the History of the Florida Highway Patrol with featured speaker Barrie Glover.

The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Highway. The public is invited and there is no charge for the event.
In 1964, Barrie along with J.D. Turner, John Pigott, Chuck Deal, Hardy Revell, Cecil Nichols, Bobby Posey, James Taylor, and Benard Wilson formed the Highway Patrol Auxiliary in Wakulla County. Barrie served with the auxiliary for 53 years and will share this interesting history with us.
Barrie grew up in Crawfordville and went to school at Crawfordville High School. From high school, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years. After the Navy, he worked for a time and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served four more years. After his service in the U.S. Air Force, he returned to Wakulla County and worked for Chuck Deal at Coleman GMC.
In April 1969, Barrie and his family moved to Okinawa, Japan, where he worked for the Army with a security agency. After five years in Okinawa, Barrie and his family returned to Crawfordville, and he went to work for the Army Corps of Engineers for about eight years.
He then took a job with the Air Force CEMIRT (Civil Engineering Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team) rebuilding diesel power plants all over the world.
In 1992, Barrie retired, and he started working on diesel engines for commercial fishing boats in his home mechanic shop.
From 1980 until 2017, Barrie worked with the Florida American Legion Boys State as a counselor. Fun fact: the Florida American Legion Boys State even named one of their cities after Barrie, it’s called “Glover City.”
Barrie has been married to Betty Joyce Glover for 67 years. They have three children, Rodney (Wanda), Angela (Jim) and Kenny (Amy). They have five grandchildren, Brock, Landon, Kaitlin, Matthew, and Garrett, and two great-grandchildren, Arliss and Carly.
Barrie said, “I travelled around most of the world, but I always come back to Wakulla County.”
For more information call 850-926-1110.