William Cameron Lovell

October 1, 1939 - May 11, 2019
William Cameron Lovell


William Cameron Lovell, 79, of Grandy, NC, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, was called to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

William “Bill” was born October 1, 1939 in Sophia, West Virginia to the late Harry Norman Lovell and Nona Elva Lovell.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Concord College and master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Bill lived for more than 30 years in Manassas, VA where he and his wife Janet raised 4 boys. He worked as a physical education teacher for 25 years in the Fairfax County School system at West Springfield High School. Bill and his wife Janet lived in Grandy, NC for the last 14 years. He was a member of the Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Bill was an avid golfer, proponent of Washington sports teams, disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a firm believer in the United States of America. Bill loved a great many things, but most of all his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Patrick & Norma Lovell, brother and sister-in-law Harry Gratton & Joanne Lovell, brother and sister-in-law James & Alice Lovell, and sister-in-law Sylvia Lovell. He is survived by his wife Janet Lovell, brother and sister-in-law Charles N. & Maureen Lovell, son William Lovell II, son Kenneth Lovell, son and daughter-in-law Charles & Jennifer Lovell, son & daughter-in-law Harry & Angela Lovell, and grand children: Audrey, Brooke, Helena, Charlie, Lydia, Bradley, Laura, Reese, Addison, Jack and great grandchildren: Oliver, Finley, nieces and nephews: Pam, Larry, Patrick II, Joyce, Crystal, Trent, Kinsley, Peyton, Patrick, Barbara, Sarah, Janet, Blake, Drew, Becky, Steve, Hannah, Andrew, Jimmy, Diane, Robert, Austin, Duncan, Lesley, Frank, Cate, Amanda, Jacob, Rebecca, Jewitt, Ashley, Jon, Asher, Bowen, Easton.

Celebration of life service will be held at 5 PM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Grandy, NC. The family will receive friends after the service at the church. A family burial service will be held at the Milam Family Cemetery on Posey Saxon Rd. in Arnett, WV in June 2019 on the side of a mountain overlooking God’s country.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire and Rescue – 6323 Caratoke Hwy, Grandy, NC 27939.

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  • May 18, 2019
    PHYLLIS and RONNIE REYNOLDS says:
    Janet , Phyllis and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and all the boys ! I was totally shocked to see this post and I always enjoyed talking to Bill and my sister loved you two and so did I ! Again my deepest condolences !

  • June 14, 2019
    lynne (haas) gomez says:
    janet-- was so sorry to hear of your family's loss. my condolences to all.

  • May 27, 2019
    Terry Dye Sr says:
    Sending thoughts and prayers Janet to you and your family. Bill was a great neighbor, golfing buddy and dear friend, I know he will be sadly missed. RIP My Friend .

  • May 27, 2019
    Terry Dye Sr says:
    Sending thoughts and prayers Janet to you and the family at this time of your unexpected loss.. I have such wonderful thoughts of Bill.. a great neighbor, a great golf partner and so much more. He will be sadly missed by everyone. RIP My Friend..

  • May 19, 2019
    Linda Stewart says:
    Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lovell was very supportive of the girls sports teams at Edison. I remember how proud he was to show me, Carol and Sue his man cave when we visited you all. He was a good man, faithful Christian, loving husband, father and grandfather. Bill will be greatly missed. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time.