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Nicholasville, KY: Jerry W. Lovitt passed away Tuesday, May 29, at home surrounded by his loved ones and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Williamsburg, KY he was born July 3, 1945, to the late Elmer & Edna Prewitt Lovitt.
Jerry served 35 years in the military including The US Army, National Guard and Coast Guard, retiring as Commander of the 615th MP Det.(CID. He received the soldiers Medal and the Legion of Merit as well as many others. He was a career Kentucky State Policeman holding every permanent and appointed rank in the organization and retired after 27 years as Commissioner. He was a former Commander of Richmond Post 7 and was awarded the Kentucky State Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the Valor Award for Bravery. He earned his MA form Eastern Kentucky University where he was a Adjunct Professor in the school of law enforcement, was selected Outstanding Alumni in 1991, and was inducted into the Eastern Kentucky University Hall of Fame in 1995. After his retirement he worked for the City of Nicholasville for over 10 years. Jerry was a member of Southland Christian Church, Hart Masonic Lodge #61 F & AM, and numerous law enforcement organizations, as well as the Nicholasville Rotary Club, serving on the scholarship committee, the DAV, and many other boards and committees.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years Debbie Roberts Lovitt, son Jerry Marc Lovitt, wife Heather, his granddaughters whom he dearly loved Erin Harper and Jessica Noelle, brothers Matt , wife Becky and Joe wife Pat, sister Naomi, special cousin Jr. Prewitt and dear friends John and Monica West whose support helped us fight this battle. He was preceded in death by the light of his life a daughter Sara Hart Lovitt, 3 brothers Paul, Charles, and Martin and sister Retha.
His Remembrance Ceremony will be held 11:00 AM Friday, June 1, at Hughes Auditorium, Wilmore, officiated by James Hodge and Charlie Johnson. Honoring him as pallbearers will be KSP Post 7. Honorary bearers will be John West, Hugh Henkle, Jesse Holbrook, Gerald Cobb, Don Falin, Jim Tipton, Charlie Johnson, Billy Wellman, Whiz and David Latham. He will be laid to rest beside his daughter in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 31, from 2 to 8 PM at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his memory to the Sara Hart Lovitt Endowed Scholarship at Asbury University, One Macklem Dr., Wilmore, KY. 40390. Guestbook and tribute www.hagerandcundifffunerals.com
Reported by David Shepherd
Police & Fire Chaplain
Dare Officer (270) 975-0301