He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on May, 6, 1949, to Lulu Ruth Weinbrenner and Howard Lovely. He served in the U.S. Navy and on April 3, 1982, married Hilda Briseno in Edna. He was employed as a mechanic at the Texas A&M University Agriculture Research Station.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Lovely and Ruth Haggerty.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Lovely of Berclair; daughter, Erica Lovely of Victoria; and son, Mark Lovely of Victoria.
Visitation was held from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Angelus Funeral Home with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Berclair Cemetery with Father Lukose Thirunelliparambil officiating, followed by interment.
Pallbearers were Jeff Rahmes, Domingo Martinez, Scott Nonenmacher, Gilbert Rodriguez, Martin Briseno and Renae Lane. Honorary pallbearers were Martin Figirova, Martin Lugo Sr., Ronnie Garza, Robert Malaer, Jerry Rodriguez and Jackie Brauch.
Angelus Funeral Home