Roy Alfred Lovelace

September 13, 1936February 10, 2021

Roy Alfred Lovelace, 84, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on February 10, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Bernice Lovelace, sister, Barbara Marlow, niece, Carol Carlisle and grand-niece, Elaine Carlisle.

Survivors include his son, John (Sandra) Lovelace, Shorty Lovelace, granddaughter, Jessica Lovelace, great-grandson, Taylor King, good friend, Don Hargis and many other family and friends.

Roy was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church. He was a Marine Veteran serving during the Korean War. Roy loved staying active, he loved to play racquetball, softball, work around the house and travel. One of the things he looked forward to the most was getting together with his breakfast buddies.

The family will receive friends at Maple Grove Baptist Church, 9525 Birchwood Pike, Harrison, Tennessee 37341 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 with Pastor Ronnie Dotson officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Due to the current pandemic, we respectfully ask that those in attendance wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC. The facility will be arranged to facilitate this request.

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Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021


  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021



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Beth Lofgren

February 22, 2021

I got to know Roy in the past three years and really looked forward to seeing him pretty regularly. Really sad that he’s no longer here, and I’ll miss his smile and most of all how his eyes seemed to light up when he walked into the room. He really loved people and it showed. Wish I had known him earlier for sure. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Andrea Blanchard

February 17, 2021

Roy was the kindest, most humble, compassionite human being that I've ever met in my seventy-seven years of life. Our paths crossed many times in the ever-mobile profession of Hotel General Managers/Directors of Hotel Operations. Our friendship has endured for 40+ wonderful years and his passing has taken a piece of my heart with him. I thank you, Roy, for sharing your infinite Hospitality knowledge with me when requested. I miss you terribly already but know you are at peace and savoring your new life with Jesus. Until we meet again...........

Naomi Lengerich

February 12, 2021

Roy was a always a pleasure to have at family gatherings and made holidays special. We loved his stories and tales and he was always a help in the kitchen. He will be missed and.thought of fondly. Love Naomi and family