Buford Lamar Lovell, 91, of Taylorsville, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at his residence.
Born May 3, 1930, in Clarksville, Georgia, he was the son of the late Albert Frank Lovell and Araunah Morrison Lovell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Patsy Stamey Lovell; two sons, Jerry Lovell and Darrell Lovell; and a great-grandson, William Greene.
Lamar was earlier active in the Bethlehem Development Association, the Ruritan Club, and an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
He was a long-time employee and manager of Clark Tire and Auto Company. He enjoyed camping and loved family get-togethers. His children and grandchildren were very dear to him, all of whom will miss him deeply.
He is survived by his children, Rita Carter and husband Jerry, and Debbie Cagle and husband J.C.; grandchildren, Roger Lovell and wife Tabby, Nick Greene and wife Crystal, Nathan Greene, Sara Shealy and husband Jason, and Pamela Bowman and husband John; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Triplett and husband Matthew, Zachary Lovell, Nathan Greene, Jr., Colton Shealy, Corbin Shealy, Hannah Bowman, and Leah Bowman; and a great-great-granddaughter, Gracelynn Triplett.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dean Chambers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 2 – 3:00 p.m. at the church. Masks are strongly encouraged at all services.
Grandsons and family members will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, 7500 NC 127, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the Lovell Family.