John M. Love – June 9, 2014

John Marshall Love, 80, of St. Marys, GA, died peacefully on June 9 following a brief illness.

Born on January 30, 1934 in Marshallville, GA, he was the son of the late Floyd P. and Gladys T. Love. He spent his formative years in Cuthbert, GA, and was preceded in death by his brothers Floyd and Richard.

A graduate of Georgia Tech, Mr. Love was hired by Gilman Paper Company in 1960. He retired in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Industrial Relations.

During his career, Mr. Love served on the board of directors of professional, financial, governmental and academic entities. One of his greatest honors was serving on the President’s Council for Georgia Tech.

Mr. Love was a sport enthusiast who enjoyed golf and supported his beloved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He and his wife, Linda, have been active in charitable and civic endeavors in St. Marys for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Linda C. Love; two sons, John M. Love, Jr. (Christy) of Lake Asbury, FL, Michael C. Love of Jacksonville, FL; and Wendy M. Dye (Scott) of Watkinsville, GA; five grandchildren, Justin Dye, Amelia Dye, Caitlyn Owens, Payton Owens, and Rylee Love; three sisters-in-law, Aileen Love of West Point, GA, Lena Love of Pasadena, TX, and Mary Ann Blackburn (Joe) of Dublin, GA.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, June 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Allison Memorial Chapel at 10141 Colerain Road, St. Marys, GA. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of him may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 709, St. Marys, GA 31558.

Allison Memorial Chapel has charge of the arrangements. (912)729-5000.

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