Richard H. Lovette, Sr. ’55

Richard H. Lovette, Sr. ’55, of Elizabethton, Tenn., died Feb. 5 following a brief illness. He was a native of New York, N.Y., and was the son of the late Frank Henry Lovette and Virginia Hendrickson Lovette. Lovette was a graduate of Davidson, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was on the cross country team, and a 1964 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He worked as an electrical engineer for Western Electric and the Elizabethton Electric System until his retirement in 1996. He was an avid sports fan and loved cats and antique cars. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. He was a member of the Elizabethton Moose Lodge and a former member of the Elizabethton Rotary Club. Richard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Williams Lovette, 214 West F St., Elizabethton, TN 37643; a son, Richard Lovette, Jr.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.