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William R. Love, Sr.

January 24, 1935 — April 16, 2020

ATHENS - William R. Love, Sr., 85, of Athens, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on April 16, 2020. He was born January 24, 1935.

He was a 1954 graduate of Athens high School and was a Veteran of the US Army serving in Germany from 1958-1959 as a Specialist 4th class. He was retired after 29 years of service from the US Postal Service. He enjoyed reading history, music of all kinds, and was a proud supporter and fan of his grandson’s bands, Mutalitia and Empirian and their members.  He loved the outdoors, working on outdoor projects and sitting on his porch feeding the squirrels, chipmunks and birds. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years. 

He is survived by his wife of 63 ½ years, Patty A. Love; his grandson, Chris Love; his daughter-in-law, Christi Love, all of Athens. He is also survived by his sister, Olive “Sis” Jones of Melbourne, FL; brother-in-law, Richard (Dale) Bobo of Rapid City, SD; sister-in-law, Rose Ann Bobo of McArthur; brothers-in-law, Stephen (Myong) Bobo of Vacaville, CA, Vernon (Juanita) Bobo of McArthur, Harley Bobo, Jr., of San Francisco, CA; sister-in-law, Linda (John) Ward of McArthur; and several nieces and

He was preceded in death by his son, William R. Love, Jr. in 2015; and a brother-in-law, Donald Bobo.

Special thanks to the Athens County Hospice Nurses Kara and Jess and social worker Tammy. 

There will be no services at this time. Cremation is being handled by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home where   friends and family may sign the online guestbook at our website

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