Rick L. Love
  • 59 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 22, 1954
  • Date of passing: Apr 17, 2014
Let the memory of Rick be with us forever

Mr. Rick L Love, 59, a lifelong resident of Butner passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his home.

Rick was born on July 22, 1954 to the late Thurman L and Erika P Love. He was preceded in death by a son Christopher R Love. He worked at Nortel Networks as Systems Engineer, was owner of Butner Florist and Garden Center, and recent years employed with the NC Dept. of Public Safety. Rick was of the Presbyterian faith. He served as vice-president and board member for many years at South Granville Country Club. He enjoyed golf, NASCAR racing, RVing, and being with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Janet and beloved grandchildren Garrett and Caitlin Love that were of his greatest joy and loved as his own. He also is survived by grandchildren Corey Justin Self, Tessa and Gabby Cleaver, sister Lilian Hammond, sister-in-law’s Kim (Mike) Wilson, Teresa (Randy) Stone, Wanda (Jim) Overstreet, Michelle (David) Johnson, along with many nephews and nieces.

The family would like to acknowledge all the wonderful support from the community, LabCorp friends and especially friends Wendell and Denise Fain along with the many friends since childhood that have been by his side during this illness. Rick was blessed with a friend everywhere he went and was admired for his honesty and integrity. The family would also like to express thanks for all the wonderful care by Duke Cancer & Hospice Center, Dr. Hope Uronis, Margot O’Neil P.A., and Dr. Eugene Linfors.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, April 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Butner at 200 West ‘D’ Street by Rev. Charlie Bryan and Rev. Lenny Rogers. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes can be made to First Baptist Church in Butner, P.O. Box 44, Butner, NC 27509, and/or Duke HomeCare & Hospice (dukemedicine.org/giving) in memory of Rick Love.

Visitation will be held from 12:30-2:00 PM Monday, April 21, 2014 in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center and at other times at the home.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Donna Adams on 21st April 2014

"Dear Janet:

I was so surprised to see the obit in Saturday's paper.  I did not know Rick, but know you and Wanda.  I didn't even know he was sick.  So sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Don Sprinkle on 21st April 2014

I was saddened to learn of Rick's passing.  May God's grace and peace be with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Bobby Joyner on 20th April 2014

I worked with Rick as an SAE contractor back in 1997. He was a great person to know from the first day I met him. I knew that you worked for Nortel also but never got the pleasure of meeting you. He was very much a family man, I remember him showing me the beautiful RV he bought & talking about his dad running a service station years before & how much he enjoyed spending time with his family. May God bless you & your family during this difficult time.
Robert(Bobby)Joyner-Hillsborough, NC"

This tribute was added by charlonia weaver on 19th April 2014

"Janet...So sorry for your loss. It was such a shock this morning. Hate that I have not seen Ricky in years. I worked for his mom @ John Umstead on Forsythe Unit & loved her dearly. Think so fondly of those wonderful yrs with her & enjoyed every "Ricky" story on a daily bases.Wishing you & your family peace & comfort knowing he is not suffering any more."

This tribute was added by karen watts on 19th April 2014

Seems like years since we were all @ Nortel but I will always remember the kind heart of Rick.  Please cherish the memories during this difficult time.  My prayers are with you and your family."

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