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Dana Duane Lovley
  • January 21, 1930
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  • September 13, 2017

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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.


Service

Location:
Baldwin Brothers Tavares

Date & Time:
September 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM



Visitation

Times:
September 20, 2017





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  1. Bro Daniel Rideout says:
    26 Nov 2017
    My Condolences to the family!! Bro Duane was a great Inspiration to me in The Gospel Ministry. Bro. Lovley was one of the very first men to give me a chance to preach in a church service. He was very special to me and encouraged and helped me in many ways over the years!!! Sadly missed but greatly remembered!! Thank God for Bro Lovley. His message to us is in the song he wrote: "So child, Rejoice!!"

  2. Forrest and Sandy says:
    21 Sep 2017
    We have many fond memories of Duane, Doris Ann, and Family! Duane was the best man in our wedding in 1970! ☺️ We remember his beautiful voice, singing solos in church, and we know he is now singing praises with the angels in heaven! He and Doris Ann were wonderful friends, and we have tried to keep in touch through family since they moved to Florida. Doris Ann's parents, Sterling and Doris were great friends with my Dad and Mom, Raymond and Madeline McPherson. The children of both families grew up and went to church together. --- Our heartfelt sympathies to all of the family. We're sure that Duane would want everyone to be rejoicing with him! You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love you! Forest and Sandy Doody, Corinth, ME

  3. Faith Tracy says:
    20 Sep 2017
    We were honored to know this wonderful man of God, whom we have nicknamed "Mr. Pentecost." Not only was he (and his family) a dear friend for many years, but his prayers and prophetic words have kept us going through the years. Our love and our sincere condolences go out to his family. May God give you all the strength to endure the race as Duane did. May God bless you abundantly. With love, Roland and Faith Tracy

  4. Mike Crimm says:
    19 Sep 2017
    Doris Ann & all of Dwayne's family, my deepest condolences to all of you. I have fond memories of attending church meetings with Dwayne, I can see him in my minds eye singing with such inspiration "Come walk with me". God bless all of you...
    Mike Crimm
    Bangor, ME

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  7. Wendy Lovley Colavecchio posted an image:
    18 Sep 2017
    This was what i was taking photo's of whwn my Dad smiled and mafe his entrance into Glory
    This was what i was taking photo's of whwn my Dad smiled and mafe his entrance into Glory

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  17. Judith Lawrence stefano says:
    16 Sep 2017
    So sorry, I have many memories of Duane and his family, Judith Lawrence Stefano

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  22. Evelyn Davila says:
    16 Sep 2017
    I will never forget you. You are my spiritual influence imbedded deep in my heart. I will miss you forever. But knowing that you are with Jesus I will rejoice... Love you Duane,

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  26. Lori says:
    15 Sep 2017
    So sorry for your loss Wendy. Sending you hugs. Thinking of you and your family.
    Lori & Ralph

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  30. Barbie Gee Sadler Humphrey says:
    15 Sep 2017
    Duane has won his race and now celebrating with his Lord and so many loved ones. As happy as we are about that, we're so sorry for your loss and praying for you. I remember Duane and his family, especially Dana and Kymton, from when our family attended Carmel Pentecostal Church in the 60s. With thoughts and prayers, Barbie "Gee" Sadler Humphrey

  31. Kathy Overlock Harvey says:
    15 Sep 2017
    So sorry. He was an awesome man of God. He is rejoicing with my dad Sonny Overlock that passed a way 8 weeks ago. You are in our prayers.

  32. Cecil Reed says:
    15 Sep 2017
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Duane. Many years ago I was a close friend also with his first wife. He is now with the Lord. Sympathy to the family.

  33. Dennis & Robin McNeil says:
    15 Sep 2017
    To Matt, Jill, Kelly, Doris Ann, and family. Our thoughts are with you all. Keep Duane' s memories close and this will help you through this difficult time. Sending our love. Dennis & Robin

  34. Kelly Anne says:
    15 Sep 2017
    My dearest papo,

    I love you so much. I am so honored that God saw fit to allow me to be in your family. You are an incredible man and heaven gained one of their mightiest angels on Wednesday. I will always hold every memory of you so dear to my heart I also just want to say, thank you for giving me the best dad, ever!

    I couldn't have asked for a better grandfather, role model, and best friend.

    Love you always,
    Kelly Anne

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