Carl "Wilkie" Wendell Love, 78, of Fairmont passed away Tuesday morning July 9, 2019 at his residence. He was born on October 30, 1940 in Flemington, son of the late Howard L. and Susie Corbin Love.
Carl retired from the maintenance department at Fairmont General Hospital and previously worked in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
He was a wonderful and caring person who enjoyed his family and was a friend to many. He loved music and started playing music at the age of 12, he had also written many songs through the years.
Carl is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren- daughter Shirley and husband Benny Hager, daughter Rebecca Love and her son Jeremy Wayne Munro and grandkids, J.J. Munro, and Janita Rae, daughter Elizabeth Kesling and husband Richard Lee and their children Gary Lee Abel & Nash A. Love, grandkids Ayrianna Renea Love, Ayvrianna Lynn Love and son Philip W. Love and wife Linda and their daughter Bethany.
He is also survived by one sister Lois Orvetta Dixon, and four stepchildren Helen "Janie" Ficher, Carl W. Weaver, Karen Dean Lindsay and Crystal Cottrell. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife Eleanore Jean Stalnaker Love, and his second wife Barbara Elaine Love. He is also preceded in death by his brothers and sisters Dale, Maynard, Oliver, William (Billy) and Junior Love, Helen Nelson, Betty Dean, Mary Hicks, Shirley Jones and Etta Lantz, and two stepchildren Penny Hales and Charles Lee Weaver.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont.
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Published on July 11, 2019
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Shirley Hager
Jul 12, 2019
I am grateful that God gave this man to so many people. he just wanted to make someone smile sing them a song . He taught his children how to endure to the end and that he showed by example and to stay strong and he would say make sure you spend time with God. Rest my little Daddy till I see you again and all our questions will be answered.The last question he kept asking was do you think things happen for a reason.
Donna Windon
Jul 11, 2019
Fond memories of my Uncle Carl and his family. I so much enjoyed his great storytelling and witty jokes. He put a lot of thought and theory into everyday life. His songs and amazing musical talent will be sorely missed. I pray that our family will be blessed for many years to come with that talent carried on through his children. May we always remember the words to Footprints in the Sand. It’s time to rest now Dear Uncle ❤️❤️
Deborah (Lantz) Inghram
Jul 11, 2019
I will miss the awesome talks we had about the Bible and he always had a smile. He was a wonderful Uncle. Love and hugs to his family and friends. I will miss him♥️ But will see him in heaven one day singing for the King!
Libby Love Kesling
Jul 11, 2019
My Daddy the greatest man that ever lived. He was an intellectual thinker and loved the word of God ,He will live forever and I will see him again.Love you Daddy.