IN MEMORIAM: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562’s John ‘Buzz’ Lovell

John Lovell, a journeyman pipefitter with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 for more than 50 years, passed away on May 8, 2022 in Denison, Texas He was 75.

Brother Lovell, also known as “Buzz,” grew up and graduated with the class of 1964 at Louisiana High School in Louisiana, Mo.

Brother Lovell was a 54- year member of the Louisiana Elks Club and a member of the Louisiana Boat Club. He was also very involved with the Pike County Democratic Club, a former member of the Pike Democratic Central Committee and Democratic state committee. He enjoyed traveling to Oklahoma, fishing, hunting, bird watching, renovating houses and spending time with family.

Brother Lovell was preceded in death by his daughter, Johnna; mother, Eugenia Lovell; father, Raymond ‘Ike’ Lovell; biological father, Jack Martin; and half-brother, Kevin Martin.

He will be sorely missed by his loving wife, Mary Ann (Holland), of Louisiana, Mo.; son, Clint Lovell, of St. Louis, Mo.; daughter, Tracy Lovell and her partner, Sean Brown, of Columbia, Mo.; son, Jeff Lovell and his wife, Leslie, of New Hartford, Mo.; grandchildren, Alex Lovell of St. Louis, Mo., Tara Jeffries and husband, Scott, of Columbia, Mo.; Jeffery Lovell, Audrey Lovell, Avery Lovell and Ary Lovell of New Hartford, Mo.; great-grandson, Liam Jeffries of Columbia, Mo.; and special cousin, Ed Jennings and his wife, Mary Jo, of Bowling Green, Mo.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to support Pike County Home Heath & Hospice, 1 Healthcare Place, Bowling Green, MO 63334 or make a donation in his memory to an organization of your choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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