Larry Lee Lovell, 68, of Dahinda, Illinois, peacefully passed away at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 12:30 P.M. Larry was born December 26, 1948 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of William A. and Evelyn (Franks) Lovell. He was a graduate of Bowen High School and Western Illinois University. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Larry also served as a Fire Fighter for 23 years with the 16 House in Peoria, Illinois. He married Paulette Lowe on August 4, 1984 in Peoria, Illinois. He was a member of the Peoria, Illinois VFW, and loved golfing and fishing. He was a beloved husband, brother, and uncle. Larry is survived by his loving wife; Paulette Lovell of Dahinda, step-son; Jay Decker of Edwards, Illinois, step-grandson; Thomas Reynolds of Columbia, Missouri, sister; Cindy Lovell of Basco, Illinois, brother; Jack (Rhonda) Lovell of Augusta, Illinois, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Evelyn Lovell, and his brother; Michael Lovell. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at The Oaks Community Church in rural Dahinda, Illinois. The memorial service will directly follow the visitation at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Marty Briney will be officiating the service. The Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be left to The Oaks Community Church or the OSF Foundation, for Brain Tumor Research. Online condolences can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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