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1942 Roger 2024

Roger Lee Glovier

February 28, 1942 — March 17, 2024


Roger Lee Glovier, a revered band director who ignited a passion for music in countless students, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2024, at the age of 82.


Born in Castlewood, VA, in 1942, Roger possessed a lifelong love of music. He channeled this passion into a remarkable career that spanned decades. After graduating from ETSU with a degree in music education, Roger embarked on his journey as a band director, leaving a lasting impact on numerous schools throughout the area. He is best known for his tenure as band director of Lebanon High School. Roger was known for his meticulous conducting style and his unwavering dedication to his students; musical development. Under his guidance, the Lebanon High School band flourished. More importantly, Roger fostered a love for music appreciation and performance in his students. Beyond technical expertise, Roger instilled valuable life lessons in his students. He emphasized discipline, teamwork, and the power of collective effort – values that resonated far beyond the marching band field. When Roger later went on to serve as principal at the Russell County Vocational School and Castlewood High School, he worked to instill those qualities in his students and staff. Following his retirement from teaching, Roger continued to serve the community as a school board member. His wisdom and experience helped guide the district through periods of growth and change. Through it all, however, Roger was always first and foremost a family man.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Orbin and Anna Mae Glovier; one brother, Eddie Glovier; and two infant siblings, Shirley and Danny Glovier. 

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Kay Glovier of Lebanon, VA; their daughter, Angela (Chris) Etter of Kingsport, TN; four grandchildren, Haley (David) Ashby, Christian Etter, Carrigan Bostic, and Anson Bostic; two great-grandchildren, Ronan and Eden Ashby; sisters-in-law, Darlene Glovier of Castlewood, VA and Faye Davis and husband Bob of Bristol, VA ; niece, Shonna (Casey) Phillips of Castlewood, VA; and nephew, Eric (Laura) Glovier of London, KY. He will be deeply missed by his family, former colleagues, and the generations of students whose lives he touched.


A memorial service celebrating Roger’s life will be held at Lebanon Baptist Church on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7 p.m. with Randy Williams officiating.  Visitation will be 5 p.m.  to 7 p.m at the church prior to the service. Entombment will be held at Ketron Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 11 a.m. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery.


 Dr. Richard Lockridge, Mr. Jim Hall, Mr. Mike Robertson, Mr. David Gilmer, Mr. Joey Long and Mr. Randy Poole will serve as pallbearers.  

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Hon. Judge Pam Sargent, Mrs. Virginia Mollett, Dr. Judith Lockridge, Dr. Angela Hess, Mr. Frank Horton, Mr. Tony Cook, Mr. David Leonard, Mr. Mickey Hoge, Mr. Butch Kiser, Mr. Robbie Martin, Mr. Leonard Kegley, Mr. David Kegley, Mr. Hassell Kegley, Mrs. Linda Cross, Mrs. Linda Garrett, Mrs. Judy Castle, Dr. Jane Castle, Ms. Celeste Rutherford, Ms. Kathy “Bird” Garrett, Hon. Judge Mike Moore, Hon. Judge Mike Bush, Mrs. Mary Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Jason Barney.


Expressions of sympathy may be made on the Combs-Hess Funeral & Cremation Service Facebook page and our website at Combs-Hess Funeral & Cremation Service, 291 Highway 71 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276) 889-4444.



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