Obituary of Mark Lovett
Mark William Lovett, July 1, 1953 – January 18, 2018
Mark William Lovett, age 64, of Sewanee, Tennessee, died on January 18, 2018 at
Emerald Hodgsen Hospital in Sewanee after an extended illness. A special light was
dimmed with the passing of this architectural designer, skilled craftsman, tradesman,
and visionary inventor who, for the past 25 years has made his home on a farm in
the Midway community of Sewanee.
Mark spent his student years in Brookline, Massachusetts public high school
followed by professional training at the Boston Architectural Center. Friends,
colleagues and clients have called Mark a gifted “renaissance man” for the breadth
of his creative thinking and number and variety of his built projects. He was also
close to the land, taking great pleasure in the care of his longhorn cattle and horses.
He was a sailor who braved “the storm of the Century” in his sailboat on
Chesapeake Bay with his son. He is a Christian, often calling on his faith in God,
whom he called “The Boss.” He was a devoted husband, father and friend, a man of
his word, passionately committed to high principles, truth and integrity.
Mark was born in New Orleans on July 1, 1953 to Joseph William Lovett, Jr. and
Arlyn Ruth Ende. He was preceded by his father, and his stepfather, Jack Byron
Hastings. He is survived by the love of his life of over forty-four years, Claire Reggio
Lovett, of Sewanee, his son, Curtis William Lovett, of Winchester, and his mother,
Arlyn Ende-Hastings, of Sewanee, as well as his stepsister, Dorian Hastings, of
Talent, Oregon, his godmother, Martha Ann Bartholomew, of Fullerton, California,
several cousins, and his extended New England family, friends, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle, TN, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Funeral service will be on Tuesday at 1:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Memorial Foundation Hope
Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, or www.cancer.org to donate.
Cumberland Funeral Home
207 Mabee Avenue
Monteagle, Tennessee 37356
Phone: (931) 924-2381
Fax: (931) 924-2354
Foster & Lay Chapel
96 Clair Street
Tracy City, Tennessee 37387
Phone: (931) 592-3691
Fax: (931) 592-4500