Randall Wayne Glover

Jul 21, 2022

Randall Wayne Glover as born on May 21, 1952, in Terril, Iowa, to parents Wayne Darwin Glover and Peggy Lou Houser Glover and passed away on July 10, 2022, in Memphis, Tennessee, after an extended hospital stay.

Randy was confirmed in the Christian faith in 1964 at Terril United Methodist Church and graduated from Terril High School in 1970. In 1972 Randy enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged due to a severe knee injury. He graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College and in 1975 he began his career with Ag Chem Equipment Company (now AGCO) in Jackson, MN which lasted for 25 years, progressing upward from a Certified Diesel Mechanic to a Regional Operations Manager.

In 2000, Randy started his own business Handy Randy Home Care, who with his real estate wife Patricia, created the Handy Randy Home Team, selling and remodeling homes throughout the Memphis area. He was such a success he still received calls even ten years after the close of his business. In that same year Randy was baptized into the Baptist faith at Collierville First Baptist Church in Collierville, Tennessee.

In 2005, he teamed up with Spraying Systems/TeeJet Technologies in Wheaton and Springfield, IL as Southeast Regional Sales Manager and finally as an Agricultural Electronics Applications Engineer. 

Randy retired in 2018 after developing worsening heart trouble to spend more time with his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. 

Randy had an extremely strict work ethic. Even after retirement he maintained the same schedule. He went each day to his man cave/office and began working on hobbies and his “honey-do” lists. Randy never met a stranger. Everyone he met became a friend. When you were with him you felt that you were the most important person in the world, because for that instance and in his eyes, you were.

He was a presence—larger than life. His motto was PMA-positive mental attitude and he exhibited that throughout his life. 

Randy leaves behind his loving wife Patricia; children Brad, Tonya, Tera, Joseph, and Greg and 9 grandchildren, especially Noah Wayne, Blake, and Brooklyn Jackson; one sister Marcia Glover Applen (Tom), a precious aunt Marjorie Beard, as well as many nephews, nieces, and cousins and his special doggy friends Bella and Oreo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his oldest sister Cynthia Glover Koehlmoos and her husband Curt.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 216 MS-15, New Albany, Mississippi, on July 29, 2022, at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations in his memory be made to his favorite charities Ru to the Rescue, an animal rescue group in Tippah County, Mississippi or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.