Fred Byron Love, 98, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, December 13, 2021, at Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson. He was born in Healdton, Oklahoma to the late Fred Byron Love, Sr. and Anna May Depew Love. Fred was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a longtime member of First General Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for over 50 years and taught Sunday school for 36 years. Fred was involved in the KWC All American Club and served as president for 2 terms; the Daviess County Lions Club and a part of the Fair Board for 10 years; the National Association of Letter Carriers where he was president for 1 term; the Disabled Veterans Chapter 4 where he served as Commander for 2 terms; and the Purple Heart Organization. Fred had also earned the title of Kentucky Colonel. Fred was an avid fan of KWC basketball, a talented woodworker, carpenter, and artist, and enjoyed fishing in his free time.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Violet Edith Hasslett Love in 2008; a grandson, Steve Wahler; his brothers and sisters; and a special friend, Flo Hunt.
Mr. Love is survived by his daughters, Carol (Ken) Chapman and Phyllis (Larry) Henderson; grandchildren, Alan (Leslie) Chapman and Amy Chapman Schneider; four great-grandchildren, A. J. Chapman, Brandon Wahler, Ashley Wahler, and Corbin Schneider; daughter-in-law, Tami Wahler; a special friend, Marjorie Morgan; his two dogs, Sandy and Precious; and several nieces and nephews.
The service will be 12 noon Saturday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory where visitation will be from 5pm until 7pm Friday and from 11am until the time of service Saturday. Entombment will follow at Owensboro Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Owensboro Humane Society, 3101 West 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301; or to the Daviess County Lions Club, 6191 Highway 54, Philpot, KY 42366.
Condolences and memories may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.