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Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, at Abundant Life Church in Minter with Rev. James Lyndsey and Rev. Donnie Sherrill officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Milton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. At 7:00 p.m. Tuesday there will be an opportunity for those wishing to speak and tell a memory of Mike.
Mr. Bove, the son of Albert & Hannah Hansen Bove, was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the United States Air Force.
He was a Master Electronics Technician and worked at Texas Instruments before moving to Lamar County. Here he worked a short time at Campbell Soup Company before becoming maintenance supervisor at ideal bakery. He later began working at Kimberly-Clark when the plant was being built. He worked there thirteen years before retiring.
He loved cattle ranching, his horse and his dog.
While living next door to a Baptist Church, at the age of twelve, he was saved and baptized. He was a God loving Christian, never losing his faith in his Lord Jesus Christ. He was a member of Abundant Life Church in Minter, the American Legion and the NRA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John Norman Bove and two great granddaughters, Alisa Lane Whitley and Laura Alizabeth Caillet.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Rivers Bove, whom he married on March 1, 1968, children, Deborah Pannell & husband Eddie of Camp Wood, Thomas A. Bove & wife Karie of Pattonville, Russell W. Weaver & wife Pandora of Blossom and Charles D. Weaver & wife Page of Altus, OK, grandchildren, Penny Pannell Wallace of Camp Wood, Bo Pannell & wife Tonya of Camp Wood, Brad Bove & wife Bambi of Deport, Brian Bove & wife Nicki of Paris, Jessica Weaver Hollingsworth & husband Nick & son Kylan of Savoy, Lyndsey Ray Weaver of Savoy, Magen Brooke Bove of Pattonville and Jakeb Thomas Bove of Pattonville, seven great grandchildren, Leslie, Ashley, Hailey, Eli, Lilly Lane and Bo, Jr., a great great granddaughter, Sarah, sisters-in-law, Pearl Bove of Hanover, PA and Elizabeth Ann Clark of Colorado Springs, CO, nieces, Janice Fields & husband John of Potomac, MD, Nancy Kunci & husband Ralph of Redlands, CA, Marianne Clymer & husband Michael of Bellaire, MD, Lynn Fehskens & husband Paul of Bellaire, MD, Anne Connors & husband Fran of Bellaire, MD, Donna Nash & husband David of Joppa, MD, Dorenda Sprague & husband Jim of Santa Clarita, CA., a nephew, Greg Morales of Amarillo, cousins, George Hitchens of S. Pasadena, FL, Robert Hitchens of Gulf Port, FL and Carol McAllister of Ossing, NY.
Casket bearers will be: Russell Weaver, Jeff Gibson, Johnie Goins, George Woods, Wes Bailey & Mark McNeal. Honorary bearers will be: Robert Rickaby, Gilbert Arraigia, Robert Fox, James Myers and Will Swank.
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