TROY — Charles D. Lovejoy, 86, of Troy, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his residence after a short illness. He was born on Oct. 23, 1927, in St. Albans, W. Va., to the late Jessie Lovejoy and Bessie (Adkins) Lovejoy. He was married to Lorene E. (Goodall) Lovejoy for 63 years, who preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2011.
Charles is survived by his brother and sister-in-law: Luther and Drema Lovejoy of Middleport; sisters: Violet Cantrell and Ruth Plantz both of Troy; also his adopted niece, Sheila Bair of Troy; granddaughter, Noel Bair and fiancé Todd Morris of Troy; special nieces, Mary Lovejoy of Dayton and Sis Hall of West Virginia; special nephew, Jerry Mullins, who he loved very much; and many nieces and nephews and friends. He loved his special friend, his beautiful white cat, "Sweetie."
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister.
Charles was retired from General Telephone after 23 years of service. He worked at Riverside Cemetery, Troy, and "Park & Go" in Vandalia until March 2011.
Charles enjoyed taking care of his house and yard. He loved going to K's Hamburger Shop for breakfast.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Dwight Stump and the Rev. Ray Horton officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home on Thursday. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Freewill Baptist Church Children's Fund, 2482 S. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com