Kenny “Red” Lovelace, age 77 of Sparta, NC passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at his residence.

He was born July 9, 1941 in Alleghany County to the late Joseph Coot and Lula Mae Billings Lovelace. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, William Tony Lovelace; four sisters, Pauline Jarsuk, Reba Testerman, Willie Massey and Irene Reed; one half-brother, Johnny Lovelace. Kenny was old-school, hardworking and a very determined man. He was a good father and brother. He was a member of the NRA. He loved watching The Three Stooges, The Simpsons, and Abbott Costello. He loved to read and listen to the radio. His favorite kind of music was bluegrass and country music. He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Burkins and husband James of Delta, PA; one sister, Barbara Thomas of Abingdon, MD; one brother, J.C. Lovelace of Mt. Gilead, NC; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the Celebration of Life service to honor the life of Kenny at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 

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