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LOVE, Charles Richard
LOVE, Charles Richard Born February 1, 1934 in Marlow, Oklahoma passed away peacefully January 4, 2014 outside Kingman, Arizona while bow hunting with his son and friends. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Barbara Jean (Bobbie) Love. He is survived by his daughter Stacy Love Bryant (Mark) and son Charlie Love (Terry), one precious and much loved great-granddaughter, Tyler Jean Love and five grandchildren: Dionne Werthmann (Jade Pomerleau), Danae Werthmann Smith (Jacob), Jennifer Love, Ryan Love and Zane Bryant. Additionally, he leaves behind his brother Bill Love (Claudia) and his sister Dovie Dortch (Ray). Richard graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1952 and was quickly hired as a road laborer for the LA County Road Department; forty-two years later he retired as a Road Maintenance Superintendent. Shortly after his marriage to Bobbie, he was drafted and sent to Korea where he served his country for two years. Richard loved racing and building motorcycles and felt privileged, with his brother Bill, to be inducted into the Trailblazer's Hall of Fame. The Love Brothers Race Team, operating out of their garage, competed head-to-head against full factory teams in the golden era of Grand National Championship racing. Also an avid outdoorsman, Richard spent extensive time hunting across the Western United States and in typical Richard fashion he 'walked his last mile' hunting javelina. Graveside services will be held at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at 11 am, Saturday, January 18, 2014, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Operation All The Way Home (OATH) at operationallthewayhome.org. Condolences can be emailed to lovebrostwo@gmail.com.

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