Michael Leroy Glover, known to those closest to him as Mike, passed away on October 9, 2023, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was born on September 8, 1969, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mike's journey through life was marked by resilience, ambition, and an unwavering love for his family.
From humble beginnings, Mike embarked on a remarkable career that spanned various industries. He started at Wendy's before dedicating twenty years of his life to Petrochem Insulation. During his time there, he honed his skills as an insulator and estimator and had the opportunity to work with renowned companies such as Budweiser, Coors and New Belgium. As an astute businessman and real estate investor later in life, he left a lasting impression on those he worked with.
Beyond his professional achievements, Mike found true joy in spending time with his loved ones. His family held a special place in his heart, and he cherished every moment shared with them. An exceptional cook renowned for his culinary talents, he delighted in preparing delicious meals for family gatherings. Whether it was grilling under the summer sun or creating intricate dishes during festive occasions, Mike's culinary prowess brought smiles to the faces of all who sat at his table.
During peaceful days when the wind whispered through the trees and the sun bathed the landscape in golden hues, Mike would hop onto his motorcycle and embark on exhilarating adventures. The open road offered solace and freedom as he ventured into the great unknown with each twist and turn. His motorcycle became a gateway to self-reflection and an expression of his adventurous spirit.
Ever faithful beside him was Whitey, his loyal canine companion who held a cherished place in Mike's heart. Their bond grew stronger with each passing day; they were inseparable friends who gave one another comfort and unwavering companionship.
As an uncle, brother, and devoted sibling, Mike admirably fulfilled his roles. Always willing to lend a helping hand or provide support, he was a pillar of strength for his loved ones. His wisdom and guidance were sought after, and he never shied away from offering sound advice with a touch of humor.
Mike possessed a warm and welcoming personality that made him the life of every gathering. His infectious laughter filled the room, and his quick wit brought joy to those around him. He had an exceptional talent for bestowing nicknames upon friends and family, endearing himself to all with a playful spirit.
A diligent worker with an unwavering work ethic, Mike tackled each new challenge with determination. He approached life head-on, never backing down in the face of adversity. Beneath his kind-hearted nature resided a man eager to explore new horizons and expand his knowledge. His ambition propelled him forward, always seeking out opportunities to learn and grow.
In his leisure time, Mike indulged in various interests that brought him immense pleasure. An avid cook, he reveled in experimenting with flavors and techniques in the kitchen. Auctions held a special allure for him, as did the thrill of bidding on treasured items. He found solace in playing Diablo 3 and enjoyed the exhilaration of shooting guns responsibly.
With an undeniable passion for politics and a love for engaging discussions, Mike kept himself informed on current affairs. His favorite movie, "The Shining," embodied his fascination with horror films that took audiences on thrilling journeys into the depths of human psyche.
Mike's love for life extended beyond specific activities; he relished drives that allowed him to take in the beauty of the world around him. Fireworks ignited a child-like wonder within him as he marveled at their dazzling displays in the night sky. Embarrassing his daughters with playful antics provided moments of levity amidst life's challenges—a testament to his fun-loving and mischievous nature.
Rock music served as a constant backdrop to Mike's life, amplifying his energetic spirit and fueling his zest for adventure. Engaging in roughhousing with loved ones was second nature to him, allowing him to cement the bonds he held dear.
Among Mike's proudest accomplishments was his success as a business owner. With unwavering dedication and astute decision-making skills, he left an indelible mark on the industry he loved. However, it was as a father that Mike found his greatest source of pride. His three daughters, who survived him, Kristina Vizina, Michala Glover, and Emily Glover, were the lights of his life. He spoke of them with unwavering admiration, boasting of their achievements with a heart full of love.
Mike is survived by his loving ex-wife Geri Glover, who stood by his side throughout their journey together. Their bond was unyielding and provided a firm foundation for all they accomplished as a couple.
Amongst those left grieving is Mike's devoted brother Lennis Glover, who shared in countless memories and experiences over the years. Similarly, Andrew Glover, Mike's half-brother, stands united in sorrow but grateful for the moments they shared.
Michael Leroy Glover will be remembered as an individual whose vibrant spirit brought joy to every room he entered. His laughter lingers in our hearts, and his wisdom will continue to guide us through life's twists and turns. As we celebrate the life he lived—a life filled with love, laughter, and indomitable courage—we find solace in knowing that he has forever left an indelible impact on our souls.
May he rest in peace knowing that he made a difference — forever cherished and never forgotten.