HOPKINSVILLE — Services for James Harrison “Jim” Love, 68, of Hopkinsville will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville with the Rev. Ron Hicks, Mike Chadwell, Mike Foster, Ann Petrie and Dale Mitchell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.
Mr. Love, a native of Elgin, Ill., died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Love began work at WHOP radio in 1972 after coming to Hopkinsville from WNBS in Murray. He covered many major news stories, including the Gander crash that claimed the lives of 256 Fort Campbell soldiers and flight crew. Love appeared on CBS News for a report on the crash. He was recently awarded the Kentucky Broadcasting Association’s J.T. Whitlock Life Service Award.
Survivors include his wife, Cherryll Lamb Love; one son, Bobby Love of Benton; two daughters, Amy Love Colley and Jennifer Love Folz, both of Hopkinsville, one sister, Ann Love Schneider of Woodstock, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
A sister preceded him in death. His parents were James Thomas and Minnie Lue Harrison Love.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.