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Howard Raymond Love
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Obituary for Howard Raymond Love

Mr. Howard Raymond Love age 88 of Millers Creek passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home. He was born February 24, 1929 in Wilkes County to Coy and Grace McDaniel Love. Mr. Love was a member of Greater Vision Baptist Church.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. During his working career, he worked for Empire Cadillac-Oldsmobile of Wilkesboro, B&L Motors, and was part owner of Millers Creek Implement Company. He was the owner of Howard Love’s Garage in Millers Creek until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years; Mary Lee Shephard Love; two sons, Mike Love and wife Judy of Mulberry, Mark Love and wife Kim of Millers Creek; one daughter, Tina McNeil and husband Rodney of Millers Creek; six grandchildren, Travis McNeil, Zach Love, Tyler Gregory, Kandis McNeil, Lexie Love and Brantley Love; one great grandchild, Skylar Brown; two sisters, Mary Jane Rich and Betty Moose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Pansy Love and Pauline Johnson; and one brother, Willie Thomas Love.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, August 14, 2017 at Greater Vision Baptist Church with Pastor Shane Pardue and Rev. Lyn Lambert officiating. Burial will be in Mountlawn Memorial Park. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1142 Honor Guard will make presentation of the flag. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, 155 East 55th Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022 or Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Greater Vision Baptist Church

1090 North Minton Road
Millers Creek, NC 28651





2:00 PM
Greater Vision Baptist Church

1090 North Minton Road
Millers Creek, NC 28651

Cemetery Details


Mountlawn Memorial Park

196 Fan Key Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Memorial Contribution

Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice

126 Executive Drive, Suite 110
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

155 East 55th Street, Suite 6H
New York, NY 10022

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