Obituary – Gaylord “Buck” Lovett (1927 – 2021)

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Gaylord “Buck” Lovett of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, June 4, 2021, in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Buck was born October 23, 1927, in Boles, Arkansas to Miles and Bertha Lovett. He was 93 years old. Buck attended Keener Freewill Baptist Church. 

As a young man, Buck joined the Army. He proudly served in WWII in the Philippines as an MP and in an Armored Unit where he was awarded the Golden Wreath Medal. Buck was a loving, hard-working man of his word. He loved to tell stories. Buck was an avid hunter and enjoyed sharing that love with his family. Buck retired from Waldron Furniture Factory but his true labor of love was Turkey Track Bluegrass. He was always greeting people with a big ole smile. He was the driving force behind all the hard work that went into getting the park ready, keeping all the maintenance top notch and he could be found on the front row during the festivals enjoying all the bands and the companionship of all the friends and family he was surrounded by. He truly was the face of Turkey Track. 

Buck leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Lois, his children: Hershel Lovett (Terrie), Jim Lovett (Connie), Gayla Hudson (Rick), Barbara Isham (Jerry), Bill Lovett (Linda), Brenda Coffey (Tim), and Bobby Lovett all of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandpa will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Buck will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted, including a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends, and loved ones dear to his heart.

Buck was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Jewelene, his parents, Miles and Bertha Lovett, and his siblings: Leonard Lovett, Ike Lovett, Doc Lovett, Luke Lovett, Ray Lovett, Ellis Lovett, Ben Lovett Troy Lovett, Rube Lovett, one sister, Lorene Lovett, two granddaughters, Kim Taylor and Michelle Lovett, twin great-granddaughters, Faith and Hope Crane.

Buck’s life celebration will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Mike Powell officiating. Interment will follow in the Lamb Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Buck’s pallbearers will be Mark Isham, Bruce Isham, Gatlin Lovett, Dayton Lovett, Brian Lovett, and Dusty Lovett. Honorary pallbearers will be Buck’s granddaughters.

Buck’s visitation will be Sunday, June 6, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

For those who want to view the service but can not be in attendance, the funeral service will be live-streamed on our website.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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