Edwin Lamar Love

Edwin Lamar Love

MATTHEWS, NC—Edwin Lamar Love of Matthews, N.C., 90, passed away March 28, 2020. He was born December 10, 1929, in Blytheville, Ariz., to Vera Inez and Elvie Love.

Lamar served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. He married Dwanda Darlene Weatherford of Philadelphia, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954, and they had three children.

Lamar graduated from Mississippi State with a bachelor’s in agricultural education in 1957 followed by a master’s and doctoral in agricultural education from Pennsylvania State University in 1961 and 1964, respectively.

Lamar accepted a professorship position in 1965 with the University of Arkansas teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes, advising master’s candidates and chairing committees for specialist and doctoral candidates. He also served on department, college, university and state board committees in education and manpower development. He retired from the University of Arkansas in June 1992 and spent the next 20 years traveling with Dwanda while living part time in Arkansas, Florida and Virginia. He moved to Matthews in 2012.

Lamar is survived by his wife, Dwanda Love; Jeems Love of White Stone, Patti Steward of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Margaret Bolding of Mint Hill, N.C.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Harold Love of Malden, Mo., and Nina O’Campo of Bartlett, Tenn.

He loved his family very deeply and was a completely committed Christian whose journey is complete on earth.

The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Condolences may be offered online at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.