Ernest Love, 79, of Waynesboro, died on Friday, March 12, 2021. He was born and grew up in Piney Flats, Tennessee, the son of the late John Tate Love and Carrie Elizabeth Hughes Love.
Ernie worked for the Commonwealth of Virginia in various capacities for over 35 years, retiring as the Verona District Manager for the Division of Child Support Enforcement. Throughout his life he served as a lay minister for numerous congregations in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. He was a graduate of King College and received his Masters Degree from the University of Virginia.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Fred Love and a sister, Mary Ruth Cantrell.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Cook Love; his son, Tate Love and wife, Shannon of Staunton; his two brothers, David Love of Waynesboro and John Love and wife, Cathy of Illinois; his two grandchildren, Stuart Love and Duncan Love; his step-daughter Becky Peiler, and husband, Brandon of Fredericksburg, Virginia; his brother-in-law, Phil Cantrell and several nieces and nephews.
Ernie was known for his work ethic, his generosity and his sense of humor. He was a devout Christian and his family is comforted to know that he is now in the presence of his Savior. But they will surely miss him until they are reunited again.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M., Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Augusta Memorial Park, 1775 Goose Creek Road, Waynesboro, conducted by Pastor Bill Cole. Serving as Active Pallbearers will be Dana Pittman, Ryan Pittman, Webber Payne, Phil Cantrell, Phillip Alan Cantrell, and Doug Cook. Family, friends and pallbearers will assemble at the cemetery for the service.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 P. M. at Charlton and Groome Funeral Home, 619 Lifecore Drive, Fishersville.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in his memory, with checks made out to Gideons International, P. O. Box 715, Waynesboro VA 22980.
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