Dana “Duane” Lovley, age 87, passed into heaven on September 13, 2017, finishing strong. Duane was born on January 21, 1930 to Clarence Lovley and Una (Boulier) Lovley in Washburn, Maine. Duane attended high school at Hermon High and graduated in 1948. He married Florence Hyson and they had four children together, Dana Duane Lovley, Kympton Dean Lovley, Wendy Ruth (Lovley) Colavecchio, and Sonya Lynette (Lovley) McGurn. He was widowed after ten years of marriage. Two years later he married Doris Ann (Clark) Lovley, and they had two children, Denise Faith (Lovley) McKinnon, and Matthew James Lovley.
Duane was a poultry farmer and owned two farms in Carmel, Maine. He attended Faith School of Theology and graduated with a ministerial degree in 1971. He was ordained as a Full Gospel Minister in 1986. He traveled with Rev. Gene Kimball, Rev. Ronnie Libby, and Dr. Russell Pier, singing and ministering alongside them. He spent his life working in supportive ministries at various churches in Maine and Florida, as well as preaching as an evangelist. His life was spent in service to God and others, while earning a living as a poultry farmer, bus driver, hotel manager, and carpenter. He loved his family extravagantly, and always lent a helping hand to those in need. The last years of his life were spent working with his son, Matthew Lovley, at The Warehouse FourSquare Church in Astatula, Florida, sowing into the next generation.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Florence (Hyson) Lovley, his parents Clarence and Una Lovley, his older brother, Leslie Lovley, and his sister, Gayle (Lovley) Adams. He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 56 years, Doris Ann (Clark) Lovley of Tavares, Florida; brother, Merwyn Lovley and his wife, Judy, of Hermon, Maine; his six children, Dana Lovley and his wife, Kathy of Milford, Maine; Kympton Lovley and his wife, Debbie of Hampden, Maine; Wendy Colavecchio and Dan Gunther of Bangor, Maine; Sonya McGurn and Dan McGurn of Wildwood, Florida; Denise McKinnon and her husband, Mark of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Matthew Lovley and his wife, Jill of Astatula, Florida. He has 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and friends who will miss him.
Viewing at 10 AM at Baldwin Brothers, 1350 E Burleigh BLVD, Tavares, Florida, 32778 with service immediately following at 11 AM, committal at 1:00 PM at Tavares Cemetery, 2055 Dead River Road, Tavares, Florida on September 20, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Warehouse Foursquare Church, 13050 Georgia Avenue, Astatula, Florida 34705.