James “Jim” Lovette, 88, of Wilkesboro passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Villages of Wilkes Assisted Living.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Millers Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Shannon Critcher officiating. Burial will be in Scenic Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. David Key officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Saturday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Lovette was born Dec. 22, 1930, in Wilkesboro to Jerome Anderson and Queenie Belle Bumgarner Lovette. He was a member of First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro and attended Millers Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Lovette was the retired president of King Sash and Door Inc. and was one of the founding partners of Greenstreet Mountain Resort Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Grace, Florine, Dare, Beatrice, Edith and Elizabeth; and by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Lee Hayes Lovette.

Mr. Lovette is survived by his wife of nine years, Colean Hamby Lovette of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Randy Lackey of Asheville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Joana Lovette of Charlotte and Mike and Jennifer Lovette of North Wilkesboro; six grandchildren, Jamie Lackey Canupp and husband, Nick, Jason Lackey and wife, Lindsay, Matthew Sorbo, Caitlin Lovette, Julianna Lovette and Kaden Lovette; and two great-grandchildren, Claire Evelynn Canupp and Elijah Anderson Lackey.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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