Mr. Fredrick Vinson Lovejoy, 57, of Gainesville, died Monday, April 15, 2013.
Mr. Lovejoy was born in Lilburn, West Virginia, a son of the late Thomas Eugene Lovejoy and Mrs. Rosetta Spears Lovejoy of Ranger, West Virginia. He worked as a carpenter with Bill Harris Construction Company for many years. He attended Revival Baptist Church in Pendergrass and previously at Pinegrove Methodist Church in Midkiff, West Virginia. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by: his brothers, Tommy Lovejoy, Larry Lovejoy and Ira Shannon Lovejoy; sister, Sheila Lovejoy; and nephew, Michael Harris.
Survivors include: his wife of 38 years, Arlene Scragg Lovejoy; sons, Steven, Jason, and Brandon Lovejoy; daughter-in-laws, Jennifer Lovejoy, Terri Lovejoy and Rosa Lovejoy; mother-in-law, Madeline Wellman, mother, Rosetta Lovejoy; sisters, Joyce Simpkins, Victoria Horn; brothers, Terry Lovejoy, Charles Lovejoy, Bruce Lovejoy, and Virgil Lovejoy; grandchildren, Hunter, Rhiannon, Brandon Jr, Cheyenne, Adelyn Lovejoy, Hannah LaValley, Taylor and Kyle Freeman; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 20 at McGhee-Handley Funeral Home Chapel, 6670 McClellan Street, West Hamlin, West Virginia 25571 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Donald Lovejoy officiating. Interment will follow at Wellman-Bellomy Cemetary on Nine Mile Road. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the McGhee-Handley Funeral Home.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.