WHITE HALL—Mr. Jerry L. Lovelace, 76, of White Hall died Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Born October 23, 1936 in Blytheville, Ark., he was a son of the late Raymond and Averil Batchelor Lovelace.
He grew up and received his early education in Missouri and Texas, graduating from Poplar Bluff (Missouri) High School.
Jerry served in the United States Marine Corps from 1958 through 1961. He joined International Paper Company in Pine Bluff where he worked for 36 years, retiring as a payroll clerk. Later he worked for the Arkansas Department of Corrections for five years.
A Christian, he attended Hardin Baptist Church and had served as a deacon in other Baptist Churches. A Red Cross volunteer on the disaster relief team, he traveled to many places to help others including New York City after 9/11 and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
His survivors include a daughter, Karen Lovelace Cope of White Hall; son, Kenneth Lovelace of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, Bill (Joyce) Lovelace of Altheimer, Ark., Charles Lovelace of West Paducah, Kentucky; his wife of 42 years, Verblene Lovelace; and 12 grandchildren, Stephanie and Jamie Cope, Bracken, Brooklyn, Caleb, Chase, Grayson, Jonah, Elijah, Josiah, Emily, and Emerson Lovelace. He was also preceded in death by a nephew, Danny Lovelace, and sister-in-law, Janice Lovelace.
Services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9th, Ralph Robinson & Son Chapel, Pine Bluff, with Reverends Paul Williams and Josh Blevins officiating. Committal services are at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Friday at Robinson’s.
Memorials requested to the Jefferson County Chapter, American Red Cross. Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.