John Henry Love, Jr., 54, Holden, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012, at home.  He was born November 16, 1957 in Holden, Missouri the son of John Henry, Sr. and Merrley (Thompson) Love.

John graduated from Holden High School and became a machinist.  He did work for several tool and die makers including Metric Tool and Die in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  Recently he has worked with his mother in lawn maintenance.  John lived the majority of his life in the Holden community      He leaves two sons, John Douglas Love, Orlando, FL, and Jacob Levi Love, St. Charles, MO; his mother, Merrley Blum, Holden, MO; one sister, Patty Bell, Kingsville, MO; and one grandson.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE and INTERMENT – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Holden Cemetery, Holden, MO

Clergyman:  The Reverend Jim Stovall

PALLBEARERS – John D. Love, Jacob L. Love, Shawn Bell, Ryan Bell, Corey Bell

FRIENDS MAY CALL  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home, Holden, MO