William Spencer Lovegrove

December 16, 1950 - February 8, 2018

12/16/1950 - 02/08/2018

Past Services

Saturday February 10, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday February 11, 2018

Additional Information:

Immediately following the church service.

Sunday February 11, 2018
2:00 pm
Sandy Run Baptist Church
310 E Church St
Roxobel, NC 27872
Additional Information:

Rev. Dr. Dave Rimel will be officiating the service.

William Spencer Lovegrove age 67 of Roxobel, passed away on February 8, 2018.

He was born on December 16, 1950 to William and Dorothy Lovegrove of Rich Square, NC.

Spencer graduated from Northampton County High School and earned his Associates Degree from Chowan College in Political Science. Following Chowan, Spencer attended Barton College and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History. He was married to Shirley Early in 1980 and to this marriage was born two children. Spencer worked as a Warehouse Manager for Roanoke Chowan Electric Co-op for over thirty years until retiring. He was a very active member of the Sandy Run Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, a youth leader, a Sunday school teacher and served many committees.  He was a Mason. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Roxobel Fire Department. Spencer loved his church and his community often helping people in need. He had a great number of friends who will miss him tremendously.

Preceding Spencer in death, is his wife Shirley E. Lovegrove, his father, William Robert Lovegrove, Jr. and his niece, Hollie Johnson Wells.

Surviving is his daughter, Stephanie Lovegrove Marcos and husband Antonio of Greenville, NC; son, William Spencer Lovegrove, Jr. of Asheville, NC; his mother, Dorothy Felton Lovegrove of Conway, NC; three sisters, Phyllis L. Williams and her husband Joel of Holly Springs, NC, Nell L. Burgess and her husband Alton of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Sandra L. Johnson and her husband Woodie of Conway, NC; four grandchildren, Karina, Veronica, Angelica and Marco of Greenville, NC.  Also surviving is one niece, Jenny B. Jones and her husband Jody of Roanoke Rapids; three nephews, Chris Johnson and his wife Jeanne of Pendleton, NC, Brad Williams of Holly Springs, NC and Mike Williams of Charleston, SC; two great nieces, Lauren and Mikaylie and two great nephews, Gavin and Fenton.

The family will receive friends Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 3-5 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square, NC.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Sandy Run Baptist Church, Roxobel, NC, with the Rev. Dr. Dave Rimel officiating. Interment will follow at the Roxobel Kelford Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Sandy Run Baptist Church, PO Box 157, Roxobel, NC 27872 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square is handling the arrangements for the Lovegrove family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com

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Sandra C. Outlaw
5 years ago

An amazing little man with the heart of a giant; I’m so glad you crossed my path and touched my life just by knowing you. Heaven’s gain, once again, has become our loss! Enjoy what the Lord’s riches held for your homecoming. See you again, someday.

Commissioner John Trent and Beverly Trent
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Mr. Lovegrove was a loving and peaceful man. He will be deeply missed by his friends and community.

Ralph Goodwin & Cathy
5 years ago

So sorry to hear of the loss of such a nice man. With sympathy.

Ralph Red Goodwin
5 years ago

If they were as many people as kind and peaceful as Spener the World would be a much better place ,RIP our friend .Red

Irma and Oliver Moore
5 years ago

To the family ,we were neighbors on the Moore Road for years and years. Our heart is saddened because we have lost a old neighbor and friend. Spencer always had a kind word and smile and remained friends after he moved to Roxobel.He will be missed ,our hearts are saddened. Our prayers go out t
Stephanie and William during their loss,god bless..

Steve and Shirl Minton
5 years ago

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Spencer was a good and godly man. We will miss him; the community has suffered a great loss.

Jesse & Sharon Colson
5 years ago

Spenser was a good man.; The world was a better place because he was in it. It will be a sadder place without him. Put your Faith in the Lord and remember II Corinthians, Chapter 5, Verses 6-9. God Bless you Spencer, I know you are walking those streets of gold.

Denise D. Farmer
5 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about Spencer.He was a very kind and sweet man. He never changed. He was always the same……smiling and speaking kind words.Heaven surely has a special Angel now…..We’ll miss seeing and talking to this kind man but God needed him.Praying for all his family.God loves you all and will comfort you with his love……Rest now Spencer till we meet again………..

Irene Lee
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss….

Rose Jones
5 years ago

RIP Mr. Spencer