Darrell L. “Corky” Lovett, 83 of Urbana, passed away at 5:47 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Corky was born May 2, 1937 in Urbana, the son of Arthur and Myrle (Hyatt) Lovett. He married Shirley Toler on August 17, 1958 in Cornith, Mississippi. She preceded him in death on January 10, 2019. He is survived by three children, Phil Lovett (Sheila) of Mahomet, Tammie Lovett (Jami) and Jeff Lovett both of Urbana, grandchildren, Ashley Lovett and Courtney Lynn (Grant) and great grandchild, Nehemiah Lynn.
He worked for Allied Van Lines from a teenager till 1984 where he became a dispatcher. In 1984 he became owner-operator of Ewing-Lovett Transfer Company which he operated for over 30 years before retiring. Throughout the years he moved and helped many wonderful people. He said this was the best part of his job, helping others. He was a very religious man, always reading his bible, and trying to help others in any way that he could. This was a big part of his life. He also enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball with Brother Larry and nephew Rod Lovett. He truly loved coaching kids some who went on to play in Major League Baseball. He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grand-Father and even recently Great-Grandfather. He also had a special place in his heart for all his dogs. He loved his family dearly, he will be deeply missed.
It is with deep concern for the ones we loved, that due to the COVID-19 pandemic services will be at a later date. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. The family knows there are many that would wish to express their love and support of Corky. They ask that you do so through notes, cards, and/or monetary gifts to the Humane Society or American Heart Association.
Dad, “until we meet again find peace in Heavens hands.”
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