Glover B. Triplett, Jr.

June 2, 1930 ~ March 30, 2024

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Glover B. Triplett, Jr., 93, passed away on March 30, 2024 at OCH Regional Hospital in Starkville, MS. He was born June 2, 1930 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, son of the late Glover B. Triplett and Louise Blake Triplett.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Imogene Crump Triplett.

Glover is survived by a daughter, Dorinda Hickey of Austin, Texas and two grandsons, Patrick and Corey Hickey of the Austin, Texas area, and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by special friends, Jane and Ira Loveless.

Glover attended Mississippi State College (1947-1951) with a major in agriculture and participated in advanced ROTC. He served in the Korean war (1952, 1953) as an Infantry Officer in the Second Division. Following his military service, he returned to Mississippi State and received an MS in Agronomy in 1955. He then attended Michigan State U and received a PhD in Farm Crops in 1959.
He was employed by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio, where he was a pioneer in the development of no-tillage crop production. He and a colleague, David Van Doren, established a tillage X rotation study on different soil types. This study is endowed and continues today. After more than 50 years, there is no indication tillage that will be required to maintain crop productivity. Glover retired from Ohio in 1982 and returned to Mississippi where he was employed by the Plant and Soil Science Department at MSU. There he conducted research adapting the no-tillage practice for crops in the Southern Region.

Glover was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Starkville, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of Lions service club and a member of The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society, and Soil Science Society. He was named a Fellow of the Agronomy Society and was named as Agronomist of the year in 2007 by the Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy.
Glover and Imogene contributed to Mississippi State. He established an endowed Chair in Plant and Soil Science and both contributed to funding of scholarships in Agronomy, Horticulture, and Forestry.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2024 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Starkville, with the funeral service immediately following. Burial will be in Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery in Crawford, MS.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Triplett Endowed Professorship in Agronomy within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, MSU Foundation, P. O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Online donations may be made at and designate your gift for the fund number 501903.


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