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Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN

OBITUARY

Timothy Allen Lovejoy

December 8, 1964October 18, 2019
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Timothy Allen Lovejoy, age 54, of Gray, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. He was born in West Covina, California, a son of the late William B. and Charlotte J. Pierson Lovejoy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Timothy was a veteran of the United States Navy. He served as an assistant manager for McDonalds in Jonesborough, TN. He was of the Baptist faith. Timothy was a member of the Hillbilly Parrot Head Club. He enjoyed cooking on the grill, listening to music, a variety of sports, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Rhonda Lovejoy; one brother, Charles Lovejoy and wife Marcia; two special nephews, Brian Lovejoy and wife Madalyn, and Allen Lovejoy; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will follow at 6:00 PM with Pastor Jerry Stout officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his special caregiver Stephanie, friends from the Parrot Head Club, special friends John and Julia Bland, staff at Johnson City Medical Center, and staff at NHC of Johnson City for all their love and care that was shown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Timothy Allen Lovejoy and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • the late William B. Lovejoy, Father (deceased)
  • the late Charlotte J. Pierson Lovejoy, Mother (deceased)
  • Rhonda Lovejoy, Wife
  • Charles Lovejoy, Brother
  • Marcia Lovejoy, Sister-in-law
  • Brian Lovejoy and wife Madalyn, Nephew
  • Allen Lovejoy, Nephew

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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Lynn Strickland

November 15, 2019

Bryan and Allen, I was so sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. I know this is a difficult time, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Mrs. Strickland(Fairmont)

Michelle Eggers

October 26, 2019

Tim was a loving person & seen the positive warmth in all he came across. We worked worked with him at McD's forever & what a pleasure to work with such a professional individual & his humor side....he clicked well with young and old. He will be missed dearly. My thoughts & prayers to his families now & always. --Michelle (Davis) Eggers

John and Joan Angelopoulod

October 21, 2019

We will never forget their marital vows restatement in Key West, Florida during the Meeting of the Minds several years ago. It was beautiful, sincere, and loving. Tim was so happy.

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Our Wedding Day

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Proud Uncle Tim

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Fun times with brother Charles, cousions Lisa, Tina and David from Hawaii.

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Always knew I was a pirate.

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Brought home in a stocking.

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Party with a purpose fun times.

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Just sitting around.

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Our Wedding Day

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Proud Uncle Tim

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Fun times with brother Charles, cousions Lisa, Tina and David from Hawaii.

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Always knew I was a pirate.

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Brought home in a stocking.

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Party with a purpose fun times.

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Just sitting around.

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Tim saying look my little brother Charles.

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My Navy Days.

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Check out this sailor.

Biography

Timothy Allen Lovejoy was blessed with an abundance of leadership qualities. It would be accurate to say that this man was an outstanding luminary and that his natural abilities served him well. He knew with certainty how he wanted to set priorities in all aspects of his life. He struck those who knew him as the kind of person who awoke in the morning with a clear sense of exactly what he expected from his day and how to set about accomplishing those goals. Timothy was a man who definitely liked order and was most comfortable with an organized and structured lifestyle. When this climate was absent, Timothy would set about immediately to create it.

      Timothy was born on December 8, 1964 at Inter-Community Hospital in Covina, California. His parents were William and Charlotte Lovejoy. Timothy was raised in West Covina, California. Timothy was brought up to be reasonable in his actions and was taught to use his intellect wisely. He was an honest and straightforward child, traits that reinforced his self-confidence. Even at a young age, Timothy was credited with having a positive influence on those around him.

      The positive atmosphere that Timothy generated spread to his family. Timothy was raised with one. He had one younger brother Charles. Timothy served as a catalyst within the family. He often found himself in the role of providing fair solutions to those sibling disputes. In every family activity, Timothy was able to demonstrate his uncommon logic and skill at building compromise.

      Timothy's enthusiasm for learning and the personal energy that enthusiasm generated led to his exhibiting leadership qualities early on in his childhood. He liked to see things executed properly and showed a skill for taking control of situations that were drifting out of control. At the same time, he was willing to experiment with different approaches as he worked a plan towards a solution. As a young boy, he took part in baseball. In his spare time he liked comicbooks, baseball cards, and model cars.

      When it came to academics and school, Timothy's organizational skills reaped dividends. Timothy was able to create a system for getting his class work done in a proper and timely manner. With a strong ability to analyze his schoolwork and assignments, he could apply a practical, common sense approach completing his studies. He showed a natural curiosity in the manner in which he tackled new types of problems and would regularly challenge his own reasoning ability in finding solutions. He graduated from Covina High School in 1983. He enjoyed some courses more than others and developed favorite classes and teachers. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Mr. McCord.

      As Timothy knew in other aspects of his life, he had a clear vision of what he sought in a relationship and worked hard to achieve it. On July 1, 1995 Timothy exchanged wedding vows with Rhonda Gail Douglas at Milligan Free Will Baptist Church of Johnson City, Tennesseee. Rhonda was a significant part of his life, and it wasn’t necessary for Timothy to be overly sentimental or expressive about it for others to be aware of their mutual devotion. Timothy's secret to success was that he always kept the lines of communication open in the marriage and applied the important skill of being a good listener.

      At work Timothy was viewed as a natural leader. He could marshal all of the available resources, including personnel and materials, in order to meet virtually any objective. He was great at developing strategies and made maximum progress with little wasted effort. Timothy was also adept at uncovering new and more efficient ways of getting things done. He was able to establish and meet objectives and schedules through long range planning and was always able to keep the big picture clearly in sight. Although Timothy might have been described by some as an overachiever, he was without question a dedicated and diligent employee. His primary occupation was Assistant Manager. He was employed for McDonald's.

      Timothy was an Navy veteran. He was in the bootcamp in Chicago, most time spent in Charleston. Timothy's fellow soldiers knew that he worked well within the system, understanding the importance of rules and striving to follow them. Timothy's life approach was all about order.

      Not only did Timothy find pleasure in pursuing his various hobbies, he also enjoyed the discovery and research involved in learning about them. His skill at problem solving had a positive influence on these activities as well. His favorite pursuits were cooking on the grill, sports, spending time with family and friends.

      No matter what the activity was, Timothy had the ability to motivate others. This talent influenced his participation in sports, too. He sought out the possibilities in a competitive situation, and he stayed cool and calm under pressure. He relished the stimulation of the action and energy associated with sports. He was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were college football and nascar.

      Timothy's ability to motivate, direct and organize others made him a valuable asset to the organizations to which he contributed during his lifetime. Timothy was one who could be counted on to work hard to implement goals and required little to begin work on a specific task. Once a project was begun, Timothy had a definite methodology for seeing it through to completion. Throughout his later years, Timothy was an active member of the Hillbilly Parrot Head Club.

      Traveling, especially vacations, was another way for Timothy to apply his exceptional leadership and organizational skills. He liked exploring different places but also enjoyed designing and scheduling the trips in advance. He had real talent for developing the perfect itineraries. Favorite vacations included Key West, Florida, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

      Timothy was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Timothy's favorites was Ginger a German Shepherd dog. They were best friends for 14 years. His family was rounded out by his Blue German Shepherd dog, Clyde the cat, and fish.

      Timothy passed away on October 18, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center, in Johnson City, Tennessee. Timothy fought a brave battle against brain cancer and liver disease. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Rhonda Lovejoy; one brother, Charles Lovejoy and wife Marcia; two special nephews, Brian Lovejoy and wife Madalyn, and Allen Lovejoy; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. Services were held at Monte Vista Funeral Home.

      Timothy Allen Lovejoy knew what he wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. He could be characterized as a driven individual, someone who understood the importance of achievement. Timothy was decisive and outspoken at times but was also positive and upbeat about most things. He was a leader, both intentionally and sometimes by default. If he saw that something needed to be done, he was always ready to step up and actualize, organize and implement a plan.