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 Joseph Clayton “Lusty” Love

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Joseph Clayton “Lusty” Love

  • Birth 16 Jun 1920 Swenson, Stonewall County, Texas, USA
  • Death 24 Mar 1987 Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 25491617

Joseph Clayton Love

Funeral services for J. C. (Lusty) Love, 509 Pine Bluff, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 26, in Gene Roden's Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Sample and Dr. Ronald Prince officiating. Burial, with military grave side rites will be in Meadowbrook Cemetery.

He was born January 16, 1920, in Swenson, a son of Raymond Burris and Naomi McClure Love. He attended Paris schools and Paris Junior College, where he excelled in all sports. He was in the Army during World War II and served as a driver for the well-known war correspondent Ernie Pyle. He served in the National Guard for 35 years. He retired from Southwestern Bell in 1982 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Communications Workers of America and had served as steward of its state organization and president of the local organization. He was a former president of the Southwestern Bell Pioneers Club. He has also owned and operated the Green Castle and Lusty's Cafe. He was a member of the Paris Elks Lodge No. 2433 and was a former exalted ruler of the lodge. He served as state interlodge chairman three years and as district interlodge chairman for three years. He was known as 'Mr. Interlodge' throughout the state. He had received many awards for community service, for his work with the Elks and from Southwestern Bell. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former member of the Optimist Club. He had worked with the Paris Boys Club.

He married Marie Winningham on December 31, 1960.
Surviving are his wife, one son Jay Love of Paris and one niece, Ann Love of Dallas. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Jean Love, in 1957, and a brother, R. B. Love. Military personnel were active pallbearers.

Mr. Love died Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital. The family requests memorials be made to the Texas Elks Foundation for Handicapped Children.


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  • Created by: Beth
  • Added: 24 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25491617
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Clayton “Lusty” Love (16 Jun 1920–24 Mar 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25491617, citing Meadowbrook Memorial Park, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Beth (contributor 46910696) .