LOVELAND, Larry Jay Oct 21, 1952 – Apr 9, 2021

Born Oct. 21, 1952, in Lafayette, Indiana, Larry was born to Altha (Bobbie) Berry and Harland H. Loveland, and both preceded him in death.
Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Cherell A. Spray, Linn K. Wood; and his brother-in-law, Everett Wood.
Larry leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Brenda (Patchett) Loveland; his son, Bryan Trent Loveland; his daughter-in-law, Kelly; and granddaughter, Cameron. Additional family members left behind are three sisters and their husbands, Sharon Ice (Steve), Barbara Palumbo (Paul) and Jeannie Jarrell (Bob). Other extended family members include a niece, eight nephews, cousins in Kentucky and Indiana, Dick Munsey, Steve Woodall, Ron Spray and Brian Heilman.
While living in Indiana, First Baptist Church was his church family. Larry graduated from Kokomo High School in 1970 and joined the U.S. Air Force as part of the security police stationed in Wurtsmith, Michigan. Upon discharge from the military, Larry joined the Kokomo Police Department and ascended to a rank of lieutenant, specializing in vehicle accident investigation. Larry also got his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman College, and he got an associate degree in criminal justice, too.
In 1986, Larry, Brenda, Trent and Aunt Opal moved to California, where he joined the Hughes Aircraft Company, now known as Boeing. In 1992, he left the Hughes Security Department and began work for Trident Data Systems. Larry became the site lead and worked on the Patriot and Silver Eagle contracts, supporting our government’s data systems unit until his untimely departure to Heaven.
Larry was a kind, loving and giving person and was loved by many. Two of his friends honored Larry with the following words:
From Tom Dinardo (Kokomo):
Larry Loveland, Badge # 216. For those of us who worked with Larry, he was highly respected and well liked. He represented a new breed of highly trained and educated police professionals who desired to move the department forward in the best modern methods and practices. He was among the first professionally trained technical traffic accident investigators of our agency and was among the pioneers who staffed the first KPD SWAT team and was instrumental in the creation of the KPD Honor Guard, which operates to this day. He left the agency as a lieutenant in charge of the team Traffic Unit. A good contributor to the legacy and honor of the KPD.
From Frank Taitague (California):
It is with great sadness we must inform everyone that All Spark has lost one of our own. Larry Loveland was truly a cherished coworker, friend to many, and a kind soul with whom everyone enjoyed working. He was a fixture of the team and of the customer, who passed unexpectedly in April. While we are reeling from his loss, his team shared with us many stories. Larry’s commuted daily from Riverside, California, to El Segundo over two hours a day, five days a week, for 30 years. His mission focus and ensuring customer satisfaction were the best. Always leaning forward, helping in any way possible. He had a positive impact on the mission at the Los Angeles detachment as a launch integrator. There were folks at TSLL who say that Larry came over on the Mayflower — this is unconfirmed. He was a kind and sweet man, loved by all who knew him. Larry was active in his neighborhood, always checking on the neighbors and making sure all was well. He loved animals, including their dogs, stray cats and birds. Larry brought in fruits from his yard to share with everyone. He was also known for maintaining the level of the detachment candy dish, ensuring it was full of mints. Larry passed away suddenly on Friday, April 9. The All Spark family will miss Larry, his wisdom, knowledge and quick wit. We will miss you, Larry!
Larry’s family had a military celebration of life in Riverside, California, in October.
Brenda, Trent and family will hold a memorial service celebrating Larry’s life on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship with Pastor Jeff Russell officiating. The service will begin at 2 p.m. with refreshments served afterwards in the Fellowship Hall.

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