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James E. Love

James E. Love

James E. “Jim” Love, age 88, of US Highway 421 South, Trade, Tennessee, passed away Sunday evening, May 20, 2018, at his home.

Jim was born August 12, 1929 in Trade, Tennessee, a son of the late Ira and Ella Grogan Love. He was a retired construction engineering director and a member of Trade United Methodist Church. He was member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge in Mountain City, and was a Mason for over 50 years and also a Shriner. He began his career in 1957 in Pensacola, Florida as a piping superintendent with Fluor-Daniel, retiring as projects director after 40 years of service. His career took him around the world.

Jim is survived by one son, James Elwood Love, Jr. and wife Joan Mason Love of Lawndale, North Carolina; two daughters, Rebecca Jane Love Hughes and husband Mickey of Greenville, South Carolina, and Deborah Mae Love Cruz and husband Ray of Trade; one sister, Patsy Love Cavanaugh and husband Edward of Greenville, South Carolina, and one sister-in-law, June Lookabill of Shelby. He is also survived by three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Marie Lawrence Love; two brothers, Howard Love and an infant brother, and three sisters, Willene Blackwell, Helen Angelos, and Bernice Nielsen.

Funeral services for James E. “Jim” Love will be conducted Thursday afternoon, May 24, 2018, at 2:00 o’clock, at Trade United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock. Officiating will be Reverend Scott Wilkes. Masonic graveside rites and entombment will follow in the Love Family Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1:00 until 2:00 o’clock, at the church, prior to the service. Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Trade United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of R.D. Oliver, 420 Modock Road, Trade, Tennessee, 37691.

Online condolences may be sent to the Love family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.