Harry Boots Lovell, born April 6, 1934 in Bedford, Indiana passed peacefully at home under hospice care on December 6, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harrison Thornton Lovell and Eulalia Goen Lovell, and his sister Rosemary Keith and his brother James W. Lovell.
Boots retired from the US Air Force in 1979, serving for 24 years in such farflung places as Johnston Atoll, the Netherlands, England, Labrador, France and Belgium–which is where he met and married Marie-Jeanne. After retiring from his final posting at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma they settled in Ocala and then Boots went on to work for 20 years at Martin Marietta/Lockheed Martin.
Boots loved to fish, hunt and garden, often donating his harvest to local food banks. He also had a love/hate relationship with the computer and enjoyed forwarding funny emails.
He was a member of the Morningstar #94 Masonic Lodge, a 33rd degree in the Scottish Rite of Ocala, and he was a Shriner and part of their clown unit.
He is survived by wife of 53 years Marie-Jeanne, daughter Marie-Anne Johansson (Olle) and his son Harry Buck Lovell (Tara), along with two daughters from a previous marriage Glenora Richardson and April Lovell. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kaitlin and Colin Lovell, Elias Johansson, Kaz Richardson, Latessa Rae Kesterson, Ashley Wagner, Desiree Lake and Jeremiah Turner, and as well as several great grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews in Arizona.
A memorial celebration of life will be held at Hiers-Baxley (910 SE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34481) on December 15, 2022 at
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Jacksonville, Florida.