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Sidney Lovelace

December 29, 1927 — September 3, 2016

Bessemer City, North Carolina

Sidney "Sid" Charles Lovelace, 88, of Bessemer City, passed away at Caromont regional Medical Center, Gastonia on Saturday September 3, 2016. He was born December 29, 1927 in Gaston County to the late Fred Roberts Lovelace, Sr. and Pearl Kiser Lovelace Spivey.

Sid was a WWII veteran with the United States Navy. He was a cowboy, outdoorsman, dedicated hunter and business man. He was active in his community of Sunnyside. He was also a lifelong member of Concord United Methodist Church, Bessemer City. Sid was a member of the Masonic Lodge 515 and the Oasis Shrine Temple. His love of horses and cattle were his trademark, and he was a friend to everyone he met. He and his sons have been in the family business since the late 1960's. A long family history of business in the Bessemer City area started with his father in 1921. He began with hogs, in the raising and selling of breeding stock in 1950. In 1960, he started raising quarter horses. He, along with his sons have devoted their time to the family grading and paving business, S.C. Lovelace & Sons Inc. Sid built the Sunnyside Arena in 2006.

He is survived by his sons, Hal Lovelace (Sue) and Freddy Lovelace (Gwen) all of Bessemer City; his two grandchildren, Beth Lovelace Cole (Dave) and Alex Lovelace; two great-grandchildren, James and Sara Cole; his sister, Dr. Lois Duke Whitaker of Columbia, SC. and half-brother, Danny Lovelace of Cherryville; numerous nieces, nephews and his beloved dog Chloe.

In addition to his parents, Sid was preceded in death by his twin sisters, Josephine Lovelace Polhemus and Anne Lovelace Watson; and his brother, Fred Lovelace, Jr.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at Concord United Methodist Church, 2404 Tryon Courthouse Road, Bessemer City, NC with the Rev. Dick Whitener, Rev. Cindy Spicer and Rev. Jerry Millwood officiating.

Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friend's on Monday September 5, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City.

The family request memorials to be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 2404 Tryon Courthouse Road, Bessemer City, NC 28016

  • Visitation

    September 05, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services

    730 Gastonia Hwy
    Bessemer City, NC
    (704) 629-2255
  • Funeral Service

    September 06, 2016
    11:00 AM

    Concord United Methodist Church

    570 Concord Church Rd,
    Bessemer City, NC
  • Interment

    Tuesday September 06 2016

    Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery

    570 Concord Church Rd,
    Bessemer City, NC
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