Loveall, Lewis Wayne
Loveall, Lewis Wayne
October 4, 1939 — December 23, 2018
Lewis Wayne Loveall (known to many as Wayne) was born on 4 Oct 1939 in Greenfield, MO to Warren Thomas Loveall and Julia Cooper Loveall. He died 23 Dec 2018 at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.
Wayne grew up in Greenfield, MO in the Ozarks and attended Jewell School thru 7th grade. When he had some of his poems published in the Weekly Reader. He attended the 8th grade at the Greenfield Elementary and graduated from the Greenfield High School in the class of 1957. He was the class salutatorian. He had the lead part in the senior play.
After high school Wayne went to work at the Rubenstein Store in Greenfield for a few years. He then served his country during the Vietnam War era when he joined the US Army. He then went to work for the IRS where in Nov 1967 he met the love of his life Janet Marie Bonacker. On 26 May 1968 they were married, in the chapel of the Olathe Naval Base, Olathe, Kansas. They were never blessed with children of their own. However they adopted every child that came into their lives.
All his life he loved playing (and watching others play) Billiards. He was very good at it. He also loved traditional Bluegrass, Country and Gospel music. Wayne sang most of his life and started playing the guitar about the age of 50. He wrote around 100 songs. He even won a couple awards for his articles about the music and festivals. Wayne and Janet went to many bluegrass festivals all across the Midwest and have a large extended family of bluegrass friends. Due to his vast knowledge of this traditional music, he was considered a walking encyclopedia among his friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Warren and Julia Loveall, an infant sister Virginia Marguerite Loveall, and two brothers William Leon Loveall, Charles Truman Loveall. He left behind his wife Janet Loveall,sister Rachel Naomi Loveall Ball, sister Lois Allene Loveall Zeller (Kenneth Zeller), nephew/godson Bryan William Odom (Julia Marie Gooding Odom), adopted daughter Sara Marie Kirby (Jon Allred), grandchildren Charli Marie Hines and Leo Wayne Hines. Plus nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to list here. Wayne was a loving husband, father, brother, godfather, uncle and a very good friend to all who knew him.
Visitation 12PM, service 1PM, Monday, December 31 at Park Lawn, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Service: 1PM, Monday, December 31, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home
Visitation: 12-1PM, Monday, December 31, 2018 at Park Lawn Funeral Home
Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery