Jack Lovegrove, age 89, of Oak Ridge passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center.
Jack was born April 11, 1924, in Jonesboro, Tenn., to the late Arthur B. and Hattie Osborne Lovegrove. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in World War II until 1946, attaining the rank of MM2C. Jack loved his country and considered it a great honor to serve in the military. It was due to this love that he joined the Army in 1948 and served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1952 having attained the rank of SFC.
In 1952, he moved to Oak Ridge. He was employed with Union Carbide at the Y-12 plant as a machinist until his retirement. Jack and his family became members of Central Baptist Church and was also a member of the International Machinist Union. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and traveling having visited all 50 states. [Read more…]