Samuel Clifton Lovejoy Jr.

June 12, 1946 ~ April 8, 2021 (age 74)


Samuel Clifton Lovejoy Jr., 74 of Zanesville, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2021.

He was born on June 12, 1946, son of the late Samuel Clifton Lovejoy Sr. and Florence Faulkner Lovejoy. He loved spending time with his family, watching Nascar, reminiscing with many special friends, including Dennis Hood and son-in-law Dale Robison; and above all he loved supporting his son “The Slammer” Sam Lovejoy, during his local dirt track racing.

Samuel is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Lovejoy; son, Samuel (Nikkie) Clifton Lovejoy III; daughter Stephanie Browning; grandchildren, Stetson Robison, Sierra Browning, Santana Browning, Britney Kennedy, Trevor Richard; great- grandchildren, Rayne, Everleigh, Wyatt, Willow;  and favorite dog, Snookie.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Carolyn Hina, Dawna Lovejoy-Tyo; half-sisters, Linda Kuhn, Joanna Urich.

The Lovejoy family has chosen to have private services.

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