WILLIAM “BILL” LOVELACE
Fri, 02/18/2022 - 12:00pm admin
William “Bill” Lovelace, son of the late Donald Ray Lovelace and Ruby Collins Lovelace Joice, was born February 23, 1950, at West Plains, Missouri. He entered into eternal rest February 17, 2022, at the age of seventy-one years.
Bill graduated from West Plains High School with the class of 1968. On August 17, 1968, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Brenda Dianne Wrinkles. Bill owned and operated Willow Springs Auto Parts for twenty-eight years. After selling the store in 2001 he worked for Alco in Willow Springs. In 2004 he was elected Northern Commissioner for Howell County and served for four terms, retiring in 2020. He served on Ozark Action, Inc. Board, Senate Bill Forty Board, Emergency Food and Shelter Board, Willow Springs TIF Board, and as Willow Springs Township Committeeman. He served as manager of the Willow Springs Airport for twenty-five years.
He was a proud father of one, a proud grandfather of two, and an even more proud great-grandfather to one he knew and one on the way. His family was a huge priority. He was a great private pilot and loved flying. All who knew him would also agree that he was an avid complainer about farming. He served God in many capacities and attended Westside Family Life Center.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda; one son, Brent Lovelace and wife, Julie; two grandsons, Jacob Lovelace and wife, Bobbi, and Joel Lovelace and significant other, Shyanne Figley; one great-granddaughter, Waylynn Jo Lovelace and one great-grandson, William Jennings Lovelace (due in august), all of Willow Springs, MO. He is further survived by his brother, Kenneth Lovelace and wife, Janet of Rogersville, MO; two nephews, Joshua Lovelace and family of Willard, MO, and Martin Lovelace and family of Franklin, TN; one uncle, Jerry Lovelace and one aunt, Cathy Earls of West Plains, MO; and one sister-in-law, Judy Williams of Mountain View, MO.
Bill’s parents, one special aunt, Marjorie Lovelace, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 21 at the Westside Family Life Center, Willow Springs, with Pastor David Lovan and Josh Lovelace officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until service time, also at the Life Center. Interment will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Pomona, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.