December 28, 1935 - August 16, 2016
Funeral Services for Billy L. Lovelady, 80, of Rusk, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016, at East Side Baptist Church in Rusk, under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, with Bro. Don Copeland and Bro. James Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk. Mr. Lovelady was born December 28, 1935, to the late William Ivy and Mary Viola Kersey Lovelady in Dangerfield, Texas. He was a member of Rusk First Baptist Church and retired as a Cherokee County Constable, he had been a Deputy Sheriff, and a City of Rusk Police Officer. He loved what he did and spent much of his time working. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to fish and go camping. He is pre-deceased by his parents, brothers, Eugene Strawn, Charles Lovelady, Ivy Dean Lovelady, Rev. Troy Lovelady, sisters, Ola Mae Isaacs, Mary Otis Waites, Inez Foley, and Dorothy Jo Crump. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carla (Lanier) Lovelady, Rusk, daughter, Billie Lynn Walley, Rusk, son and daughter-in-law, Steven Michael and Angie Lovelady, Rusk, grandsons and grand-daughters-in-law, Brody Wayne and Jerri Walley, Rusk, Chad Nolan and Tonya Walley, Rusk, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jodi Lynn and Dustin Crosby, Rusk, granddaughters, Micah Lou Ann Lovelady, McKenna Ivy Lovelady, Rusk, Jill Brown, Tyler, great-grandsons, Bentley Crosby, Rusk, Blake and Braden Walley, Rusk, great grand-daughters, Katy Lou Walley, Rusk, Baillie Ray Crosby, Rusk, brother, Roy Lovelady, Farwell, TX, and sister, Hilda Faye Lindsey, Decatur, TX. Pallbearers will be Donny Gunter, Jimmy Isaacs, Robert Walley, Charles Lovelady, Jack White, and Jeff Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimmy Rinehart, Charles Ray Peters, James Campbell, James Ausmus, Wayne Strayhorn, Jerry Mac Penn, Mike Walley, Jimmy Walley, Larry Robertson, Archie McKnight, and Cord Stover. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at the funeral home.
Funeral Services for Billy L. Lovelady, 80, of Rusk, will be 11 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016, at East Side Baptist Church in Rusk, under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, with Bro. Don Copeland and Bro. James Palmer officiating.... View Obituary & Service Information
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