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Charles "Chuck" Ray Lovelace

June 8, 1951 — February 3, 2023

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Charles "Chuck" Ray Lovelace, 71, passed away Friday, February 3, 2023. He was born June 8, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan to parents, Leslie Lovelace and Clara (Karol) Lovelace. Chuck joined the military and served his country in three branches of the armed forces, the United States Army, Navy, and Marines. First joining the Army, he served in Vietnam in 1969, flying as a helicopter pilot. After his Army career he went to college in Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor's degree, he then joined the United States Navy and flew as a Top Gun pilot with over 517 Aircraft Carrier landings. Lastly, he proudly served his country in the United States Marines. Chuck was passionate about taking to the skies and flew everything with wings. He fondly recalled flying F18 airplanes, performing the Missing Man formation, an aerial salute performed as part of a flypast at a funeral or memorial event. Following his 20-year military career, he retired as a pilot for American Airlines. Chuck was a member of Cross Timbers Bible Church in Weatherford, Texas.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Clara Lovelace, and daughter, Emma Claire Lovelace.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 19.5 years, Michelle Nicole Lord; sons, Scott Lovelace, Logan Lovelace, Christopher, and Matthew; and daughters, Tiffani Lovelace and Avery Lovelace.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Cross Timbers Bible Church, 6505 FM 920, Weatherford, TX 76088, officiated by Dr. Lucas, with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. prior to the service.

The graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

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