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Corporal Joseph Bertrand Love passed away on February 14, 2018, at the age of 96. He was born August 2, 1921, on a farm in Klondike, Texas to his father, Robert Paul Love, born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and mother, Lena Etta Bills, born in Klondike, Texas. Joseph Love married Lura “Lois” Lee McKinney on December 31, 1939, until she passed on September 4, 2002. Joseph was employed by North American Aircraft Corporation, Dallas, Texas from December 1942 to August 1943. He entered the Army Air Force on August 11, 1943, stationed with the 350 1st AAF Base Unit, Boca Raton Field, Florida and the 246th AAF Base Unit, Pratt Army Air Field, Pratt, Kansas where he trained extensively as a Radar Mechanic Bombardier and eventually became an instructor in navigational radar mechanics for 5 months on B-29 aircraft; however, just before he was to be deployed overseas WWII ended and he was discharged as a Corporal on February 22, 1946. During his time in the military, he received the American Theater Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, a Victory Ribbon, and a Marksmanship Carbine Badge. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he worked most of his life as the Head Print Setter/Artist with Jaggars-Chiles-Stovall, Dallas, Texas where he was known as Bert by his fellow employees, friends, and family members and as Pawpaw after his grandchildren were born.
He is survived by his sons: Donald Bertrand Love and wife, Ginger Love, of Dallas, TX and Robert Paul Love II and wife, Judith Love, of Garland, TX; four grandchildren: Kristy Love-Neleigh and husband, Donald Neleigh, of Schertz, TX, Kimberly Love-Crawford and husband, Jeffrey Crawford, of Cleburne, TX; Robert Paul Love III and wife, Rosemary Love, of Wylie, TX, and Jason Love of Garland, TX; and six great grandchildren: Courtney Neleigh, Nicholas Crawford, Nolan Crawford, Chloe Love, Heather Love, and Hadley Love. Joseph Love’s father, Robert Paul Love, after his divorce from Lena Love married a second time to Bell Taylor; thus, Joseph Love is also survived by his half-sister, Anita Love-Brannon and husband, David Brannon, of Midland, TX.