James Slayden Love Jr. death – obituary, cause of death : James Slayden Love Jr. 96, of Lexington, Kentucky. Has died. He passed away at the Hospice Unit at St. Joseph Hospital on July 22nd 2021.
James was born on April 23, 1925, in Nashville, TN, he was the son of the late James Slayden Love, Sr. and Ethel Beulah Brown. He attended and graduated from Tennessee Tech University and was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran.
Love had been a construction superintendent for Foster & Creighton Company and Woodford Builders, Inc. and was a 33-degree mason, a member of the Robert M. Sirkle, #954 Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He was a proud member of Centenary United Methodist Church
He was tenacious, curious and always mastered what he did very quickly. he was deeply passionate and his sense of humor was a gift to all those who knew him. He loved taking care of animals. He will always be remembered as a gentle, caring, warm, big blue-eyed, special young man who had an immeasurable bond with his brother.
The 96 years old tremendously enjoyed his backyard BBQ pit and cooking up a feast for his family. Shooting his guns, hunting and learning great survival skills and spending family time on their land.
He is survived by his son, James Ray Love, three daughters, Charlene L. Riley, Lori Kay Love and Karen Ann Love, four grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren; and his faithful dog Jack.
Cause of death:
The circumstances surrounding the actual cause of death had not been made public as at the time of writing this report.
Funeral services will be held 12:30 pm Wed., July 28 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Rev. Randy Maynard. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tues., July 27 with a Masonic Service at 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Homes of KY, The Scottish Rite Language Arts Foundation.