Michael Ray “ Mike “ Lovett, 60, of Vidor, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, at his home with his family at his side.

Born June 28, 1955 in Cherry Point, NC, to Elbert Ray Lovett and Dorothy May (LaVergne) Lovett. Mike grew up in the Orangefield Community where he attended High School. He lettered in football, basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he signed on to play football at Lamar University in Beaumont. Mike later went on to go to work as a process operator in the chemical refining Industry, most recently with the Chevron/Phillips Company. His career later took he and his wife, Ann to Ecuador, where they spent many years working, living life and making many friends there. Mike was of the Baptist faith and he will be remembered by his friends and family as a man who enjoyed playing golf, going fishing, riding his motorcycle, spending time in the outdoors and watching football, as he was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Mike was always the life of the party and will be missed as he was loved by so many people. His wife and his children will treasure the love and bond of loyalty that he made within their lives.

Mike is preceded in death by his parents and his father in law, Gerald “ Pee Wee ” Chandler.

Those who will most treasure his memory are his loving and devoted wife and soul mate of 35 years, Ann Lynnett Chandler Lovett of Vidor; daughters, Heather Ann Harris and husband, Mike of Orangefield and Brandi Leah Lovett of Vidor; sons, Michael Travis Lovett and wife, Robyn Voight of Vidor and Lucas Adam Lovett of Beaumont; brother, Raymond “ Bubba “ Jackson of Tomball; mother in law, Betty Chandler of Orangefield; brothers in law and sisters in law, David and Carlene Morgan of Colorado Springs, Co., Jeff and Sarah Holcomb of Tyler, Wayne Chandler of Orangefield and Gerald Chandler and Gabrielle of Batson and last but definitely not least, the joy of his heart and the apple of his eye, his seven grandchildren, Dylan Kyle Howard, Steven Cody Howard, Olivia Ann Flores, Elizabeth Naomi Wilson, Dustin “ Dusty “ Mangrum, Michael Harris, Jr. and Miranda Harris. In addition Mike is also survived by numerous members of his extended family, including two nieces and four great nephews.

Services to celebrate and remember Mike’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, Aug. 21, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. Clay Lewis, a dear friend of Mike’s, officiating.

A gathering of Mike’s family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Honoring Mike as pallbearers are Sharon Hogg, Buster Hogg, John Tarver, Matt Morgan, Mark Kirby, Donald Edgerton and Clay Lewis. Honorary pallbearers are Don and his wife, Estella, friends of Mike from Ecuador and JoAnn who is Ann’s best friend in Ecuador.

Mike’s family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to all of the friends who have been so supportive and loving during such trying times, especially their son and daughter in law, who have been extremely helpful.

Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.