JOHN WILLIAM LOVELESS
August 1, 1951, John William Loveless was born. He was adopted into the family of Olga and Dr. James Elbert Loveless, raised in Lubbock and graduated in 1970 from Lubbock High School. John started working young. In his preteen years he helped his friends' fathers in their businesses tidying up and moving things. His teen years led him to music and friends in bands and other odd jobs.
John was then one of the team in Lubbock to help form our system of ambulance services and safety codes. After years with AID and EMS he and his badge retired from a difficult but rewarding job. Involvement with bus transport in Roswell, NM came next. After moving back to Lubbock from NM, he worked years of make ready for Modern Chevrolet.
In 1988, He married Marianne Forrest. They were blessed with 2 sons, Tanner and Zane. After opening a store with Marianne in Cactus Alley-Echo Bay, John discovered the beauty and function of 1800's antique heat stoves and formed Select Stove and Mica Co. For the next 32 years, he devoted his life to his family and stoves, becoming one of the foremost antique stove restorers in the country. In 2007 he began the process of creating a home in the country outside Slaton, Texas where he spent the rest of his life with friends, family, stoves and lots of other work and travel.
John coached kids through baseball and through life. He has touched many people in many ways with his common sense, knowledge and kindness.
John passed to his next life July 1, 2021.
He is predeceased by his parents Olga and J. Elbert Loveless, his birthparents Viola and Dallas Pruitt, and his sister Debbie Gene Pruitt.
His survivors include his wife Marianne, sons-Tanner and family (Elise Ficklin, Kit (2), Auryn (10 months)), and Zane and fiance Lindsey Robinson, his sisters-Kathleen Loveless Holzaepfel and her husband Todd, Nancy Loveless Bonnewell, and Sue Pruitt Cottrell, and his brothers-Jim Loveless Altosa and wife Dee, and Jerry Pruitt and wife Debbie Ann.
Memorial to be held Sunday, August 15, 2021 at The Kessel Building, 106 Texas Avenue, Slaton, Texas at 3:00 p.m.
Services provided by Englund's Funeral Home, Slaton, Texas.
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