Glore, John T. E.ED. of Webster Groves, Missouri, passed away peacefully at Delmar Gardens South on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.
Dear husband of Lenore Olson Glore; dear father of Julie Lackey (Tim), Andrea Binsbacher (Robert) and Susan Gilles (Richard); loving grandfather of Calvin, Simon, Margaret and Henry Lackey, John, Ellie and Audrey Binsbacher, Matthew and Lindsay Gilles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Jewell Glore; brother LeRoy and sister Paula Edgington. He was the dearest brother of Betty, Irma, Joy, Brenda and Bob; brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
John was born Nov. 8, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri. Growing up in South City, John was a 1961 graduate of McKinley High School and remained a lifelong dedicated Goldbug. He played football for legendary coach Jules Blanke on his four championship teams. Making the 1960 All-State Football Team, John was awarded the KXOK Prep Player of the year. John graduated from Truman State and received his master’s in education in 1965. He was a member of the Bulldogs MIAA Championship Football Team, proudly wearing number 52.
John began a long career as a high school administrator in the Orchard Farm, Ft. Zumwalt and Pattonville school districts, receiving his E.ED. from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1984. In 1981 he was honored as the Missouri Principal of the Year. Upon retiring from high school administration, he became president of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Following his retirement, he served as General Studies Principal at Bais Yaakov High School and Curriculum Coordinator to Torah Prep.
John was an avid golfer for many years at Bogey Hills Country Club. A yearly highlight was the annual Truman Bulldog football reunion where he enjoyed time together with his former teammates. Family vacations in Minnesota with children and grandchildren were his greatest joy.
Services: Visitation was held at Kutis Funeral Home, Affton, 10151 Gravois Road, 63123, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Kutis (Affton) on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, Pattonville Educational Foundation, or a charity of your choice.