He was born April 22, 1937, in Hiawassee to the late Robert Alonzo and Lula Mae Eller Dover. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marylin Calhoun Dover.
Mr. Dover was a retired principal of Pacolet Junior High School and also a former teacher and administrator in Spartanburg District 3 for many years. From 1986-90 he was mayor of Pacolet. He was also the former Pacolet Fire District commissioner, Lions Club Man of the Year, board member of First Citizens Bank in Pacolet, and member of First Baptist Church of Spartanburg. He was a graduate of Appalachian State University and received his master’s degree from USC Upstate. A talented woodworker who shared those talents with the community, John loved his Lord and his family.
Visitation was held Wednesday evening at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel with officiating by the Rev. Bobby Gilbert. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
J. F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.floydmortuary.com.