There are times when someone special comes into your life.
Jasper Love was that sort of person. He will be missed.
Henry Jasper Love, III
|Henry Jasper Love, III, a native of Hattiesburg, MS died March 4, 2005. He was born December 28, 1924 at home, 816 Laurel Avenue, Hattiesburg, MA. He was the son of Henry Jasper Love, Jr. and Adaline Lee Watts Love.|
|Mr. Love was employed by Ingalls
Shipbuilding Corp. 1942/1943. He served in the U.S. Navy for two
years from 1943 to 1946 as a member f the crew of the USS William F.
Seiverling Destroyer Escort - 441 in the Pacific Ocean. The ship
received credit for downing three Japanese planes. He received
ribbons and medals for China Service (Clasp A), American Campaign, Asian
Pacific Campaign (4 Battle Stars), Victory Medal WWII, WWII Occupation
Navy Asia, Philippine Liberation Medal (1 Battle Star), and Philippine Presidential
Unit Citation. He retired from South Central Bell Telephone
Company, now New Bell South after 40 years service in 1986. In
1952, Mr. Love with two friends started working on building a cable TV
system for Hattiesburg MS named Perfect Video. Opening in 1954, it
added the first subscriber to the system. Mr. Love is an Honorary
Member of the Mississippi Cable Telecommunications Association.
Mr. Love was a member of the First Baptist Church Hattiesburg, MS since 1932. He was a member of many clubs and associations: Telephone Pioneers of America - Life Member, VFW - Life Member Post 3253, The American Legion - Life Member Post 0139, National Sonar Association, USS William F. Seiverling DE-441 Association (Association Coordinator), Destroyer-Escort Sailors Association - Life Member, Destroyer-Escort Historical Foundation, Navy League of the United States - Life Member, U. S. Naval Institute, Fleet Reserve Association, The National D-Day Museum, Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historical Center, The Smithsonian Institution, USM Alumni and Eagle Club, Elks Lodge 978, Gulfport and Pass Christian Isles Golf Club, Family of Bruce Society in America, Magna Charta Dames and Barons, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia (Anc: Capt, Nicholas Martiau), The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent.
Mr. Love is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gloria Mary Gill Love; one sister, Mary Lee Love Lorio.; and grandparents, Henry Jasper Love and Minnie Lee Hale Love, Thomas Marion Watts and May Jane Maxwell Watts. Mr. Love is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Opal Gill Moore; two nephews, Mr. Allen Gill and Mr. Ben C. Gill; first cousins, Mrs. Lucy Watts Patin, Mr. Billy Watts, Mr. Bobby Watts, Mrs. Jackie Watts Ray and Mrs. Mary Rebecca Watts Thompson.
|Memorial - Oct,1997|
|for the deceased crew members of the|
|USS William Seiverling|
|Destroyer Escort - 441|
|Taken aboard the USS Doyle FFG-39
Approx 25 Miles out to Sea.
Almighty God, make us aware of your presence and of all those
who have served our country with distinction. Deal graciously with their
families and friends, giving them comfort and consolation. Finally, make us and
all generations to follow, deeply grateful for their selfless sacrifice.
Inspired by their example, may we set aside selfish ambition and dedicate
ourselves to the noble cause of freedom and peace. Amen
Our Deceased Mates
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|Eternal God, you commit to us the swift and solemn trust
of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the
hour for serving you is always present, may we wake to the instant claims
of your will upon our lives. In the face of questions without
answers, of dreams unfulfilled, of the emptiness that will not go away, we
are only compelled to thank you always for lives faithfully lived, for
good memories and living hopes. We are reminded as we pray for
family and friends who are touched with the feeling of sorrow, that we
pray to one who does not let go unnoticed even the falling of a sparrow to
earth. We pray to one who weeps for his world, and therefore we come
trusting that in life or death, we may find rest and comfort in him. Amen
We have all heard the haunting song, "Taps." It's the song that gives us that lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.
The Story behind TAPS
during the Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his
men near Harrison's Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the
other side of the narrow strip of land.
Day is done,
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