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Donald Lovelace

July 18, 1948 — July 31, 2022

Keep it between the ditches!
“Max Lovelace”
7-18-1948 / 7-31-2022
By Brandon Lovelace
Donald Max Lovelace is preceded in death by: Grandparent Marvin and Marvella Lovelace, Roy and
Marie McCurdy; Parents James (Jay) Max Lovelace, Eva Lovelace; Sister Trisha Berryhill, and Brother
Marty Lovelace.
He is survived by sons Brandon Lovelace, and Shawn Smothers of Shawnee; Sisters Terry Lovelace of
Oklahoma City; Kim Davis of Oklahoma City, Tona McVicker of Piedmont; Brother Mike Lovelace of
Edmond; and many nieces and nephews and many loved friends.
Now that we have got the formal business over with, lets take a walk down memory lane. Max was born
In Guthrie, Oklahoma on July 18th 1948. He would be followed by six other siblings. The first of seven
and he was proud to be their big brother, although he might have been shorter than them. As he grew
he would move off to the great land of Canada. Which he loved, but not the cold, geez did he not like
the cold. Now of course that family was small but did it grow through the years, all the way until he
went to college to come home to a little brother he wasn’t expecting. Though two minutes into meeting
the little guy he fell in love with the youngest. He would graduate high school 1966 and then college
with Bachelor of Arts on May 31st 1971. That’s when his real-world careers would start. His first was with
Harry Coffman, running pool tables and cigarette machines. Some years later he would transition into
becoming a cigarette salesman. He would become great friends with Pat Mackin. That company was
American Tobacco. After American Tobacco closed their doors, a new door opened. He would become
business partners with Clem and Dean. Running Cherry Masters and claw machines at bars. After that
ran its course, he moved on to Common Wealth Tobacco where he would team up with Pat once again.
He retired from working in 2012.
Before he retired, he told me he wanted to find his paradise and he did. That place is the Shawnee Twin
Lakes. He enjoyed morning coffee on the back patio. Granted morning was 10 or 11 am at times but it
didn’t matter. The last two-three years of his life were the best of mine. I had the opportunity to get to
know a man I didn’t get to know as a young kid. Me and Shawn made sure to watch wrestling whenever
his boy the Nature Boy Rick Flair was on. We even watched it when he didn’t but 30 minutes in and he
was cheering this guy and cussing that one. What can I say, that was him. Besides WWE, he also loved
The Sooners. “BOOMER”!... and those Dallas Cowboys. Many of Saturdays and Sundays we all sat in
front of that TV watching our favorite teams. Go Broncs, Go Buffalo!!!! Max also enjoyed getting season
tickets to the OKC THUNDER!!! He had so much fun seeing Westbrook and SGA head-to-head.
Last but not least let’s talk about family and friends. That was the biggest part of his life. He made sure
anytime anything was going on whether it be a graduation, family gather, or any occasion he did his
damnedest to be there. I know through the Covid Pandemic. That part hurt him, not getting to go and
see people and do the things he liked doing. When that was over it was time to get back out there and
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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Isaac Walton Pavilion; Shawnee Lake #1


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