Obituary: Randall William Leetafton Lovelace

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Randall William Leetafton Lovelace

Of Melbourne, Arkansas

Randall William Leetafton Lovelace, son of Jerry and Marjorie Collins Lovelace, was born April 30, 1967, in West Plains, Mo. He departed this life Jan. 7, 2021 in Batesville at the age of 53 years, 8 months, and 8 days. He was united in marriage to Kimberly Brooks Dec. 4, 1987.

Randall spent his life as a loving son, husband, uncle, brother, nephew, provider, and friend. At the time of his death, Randall was the owner and operator of White River Trailer and Equipment in Melbourne where he manufactured trailers and sold farming equipment. In addition to the business, Randall enjoyed raising cattle, baling hay, and working on his farm. He was of the Baptist faith.

Randall is survived by his wife of 33 years: Kim Lovelace of the home; his parents: Jerry and Marjorie Lovelace of West Plains, Mo.; one sister: Leedawn Douglas and husband Jimmy of West Plains, Mo.; father and mother-in-law: Julian “Sonny” and Phyllis Brooks of Melbourne; his brother- and sister-in-law: Brad and Mandy Brooks of Melbourne; his sister- and brother-in-law: Shannon and Daniel Haney of Batesville; special nieces and nephews: Kylie Brooks, Clayton Brooks, Harper Myers, Jude Haney, Asa Haney, and Braitton Earls and a host of other relatives and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at Reeves Cemetery in Melbourne with Rick Brooks officiating.

Pallbearers: Chad Sneed, Tafton Earls, Sean Brooks, Tony Gill, Brian Fulbright, Aaron Brooks.

Honorary Pallbearers: James Brooks, Richard Crawford, Tom Sonenson, Billy White, Terry Overturf, Lloyd Jones, Curtis Barton, James Brooks, and Gene Carr.

Arrangements by Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.

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