Lovell, Sr., Leo Thomas

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Leo Thomas “Buckeye” Lovell, Sr., 83, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at his home in Elliston with his family by his side. He was a former crane operator at Roanoke Electric Steel and a member of Harbor of Hope Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. T. and Delia Ann Lovell; and daughter, Sandra Gail Lovell.

Buckeye always had a good sense of humor and was a hardworking man. He was a very loving man, loving the Lord and his family. He took care of his cats, and he loved feeding the birds. He loved having a garden and giving people vegetable out of his garden.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Bertha Lovell; daughters, Debbie (Tony) Andrews, and Teresa Lovell, all of Salem, and Bonnie (Terry) Pryor of Roanoke; son, Tommy (Linda) Lovell of Elliston; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Craig Reed and Rev. Josh Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Snowville Baptist Church, 3238 Gum Log Road, Hiwassee, Virginia.

The Lovell family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.