James Spencer Love, Jr. ’47

James Spencer Love, Jr., born in 1926, businessman and entrepreneur, died peacefully at home on August 2, 2014, in Delray Beach. Born 1926 in Burlington, NC, Mr. Love, the eldest son of James Spencer Love and Sara Elizabeth Love Appleget, raised his family in Greenwich, CT and Washington DC.

He graduated from the Woodberry Forest School, Davidson College (1947) and Harvard Business School (1949). He served in the Navy and as Deputy to the Secretary of Commerce in the Kennedy Administration. Mr. Love worked in the textile industry and then on Wall Street, before starting businesses in solar energy and media. His great passions were tennis and bridge; authoring a Bridge primer.

His wife, Meredith Morgan Love, is deceased. Previously, he had been married to Nancy Sullivan Reynolds, Joan Howell Citron and Christie Coon.

He is survived by six siblings, Robert Love and Julian Love, Charles Eskridge Love, Martin Love, Cornelia Spencer Love, and Lela Love; and seven children, James Spencer Love III, Rachel Cornelia Love Lorentzen, Lisa Love, Michael Love, Nancy Zahra Love, Peter Love, and Wynne Love; and 13 grandchildren.

His Memorial Service will be held August 23 at 2pm, St.Paul’s Episcopal Church in Delray, where he was a member.

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