Funeral Services Held for Polk County Murder Victim

Relatives and childhood friends of Kurtis Alan Glover said their final goodbyes to him Tuesday. They describe him as a respectful, happy-go-lucky guy who always smiled and had no enemies. That's why his mother is sure the bullet that killed him was meant for someone else.

"It was not meant for him," said Delores Johnson. "We love him. I'm gonna really miss him because he lived with me. He loved his nephews and his nieces."

Twenty-three year-old Glover was shot to death about a mile away from Huntington last Friday night. He later died at a Lufkin hospital. The Angelina County sheriff's office arrested Wesley Tudor of Huntington for the murder.

Family friend, Wayne Hill, said, "We're gonna miss him. We love him a lot."

Elizabeth Stapleton said, "He was one of a kind. You're never gonna meet anybody like him."

"He worked every morning. He may not have been up for work but he still went to work," said friend, Chris Moehlmann. "He had everybody out there at work smiling. Everyone out there misses him."

And Glover's mother has a message for her son's alleged killer.

"I hope the judge gives him the death penalty and an eye for an eye," Johnson said.

Kurtis Glover graduated from Hardin High School in 2003. He was one of the newest members of the Ace Volunteer Fire Department.