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Kevin Love

June 25, 1960 ~ May 24, 2021 (age 60)

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Kevin Fait Love passed away on Monday, May 24th, 2021 at the age of 60. Over the last seven months, Kevin demonstrated immeasurable strength and courage. Those months were accompanied by visits from cherished friends and loved ones and filled with stories about how Kevin impacted their lives.

Kevin was an incredibly loving man who enjoyed nothing more than making those around him laugh and have a great time. He was an extraordinarily kind-hearted gentleman who sought to help anyone facing difficult times. If you needed anything from a refrigerator to a spare tire, Kevin would find you one – if he didn’t already have one stored in his garage. On his days off, he would wake up early and drive around town, checking on his friends and family, just in case he could help them in any way. When Kevin wasn’t working or helping others, he enjoyed his free time playing slot machines at the casino, comparing the countless cars he once owned to those at a car show or contemplating how he was going to get three more cars home from an auction. Kevin also loved sports. He was an avid San Francisco 49er fan and loved watching baseball. He liked playing slow-pitch softball with friends and was never beaten in a game of pool (if you asked him).

Kevin maintained an incomparable work ethic throughout his entire life. As a young adult, he worked as a milkman was a skilled carpenter. Many of the additions, remodels, and entire homes that he built are still standing strong throughout the Modesto Area. In 1999, Kevin took a job as a professional driver for Dot Foods. Kevin traveled across the westernmost states over his 22-year career with Dot. He was so familiar with hundreds of highway routes that he could tell you precisely where the cheapest gas stations or best food was by simply giving him the state you were visiting and the nearest exit. 

Kevin was eternally grateful for how his family, friends, and neighbors came together to make his final months on this earth special, and he was very happy to have spent time with his first grandbaby. He loved his sister Lu’s southern cooking that always reminded him of his Mama. He was forever thankful for the care his sister Leta provided, making sure he was always comfortable and even staying overnight with him. He treasured his adventures with his beloved partner, Teri, who remained by his side until the end. He was especially proud of his children, Lyndi and Tyler, and the sacrifices they and their spouses made for him in his final days.

Kevin is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Alice, sister Ruthie and daughter Harlee. Kevin is survived by his love of 36 years, Teri, his daughter Lyndi, son-in-law Dustin and grandson Rowdy, his son Tyler and daughter-in-law Lauren, his sisters, Leta and Lu, nieces, Ronnie and Allison, great-nieces, Lexi and Josie. Children and grandchildren he loved as his own – Josh, Noah and Cameron, Brandy, Austin and Chase, Kristalyn, Jayden, Corbin, Charlotte and Cassidy, and three “unique” dogs Snickers, Coo Coo, and Cosmo. The family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the wonderful help and care given by his favorite nurse, Roberto. 

Kevin will be honored during a graveside celebration of life on Friday, June 4th, at 10:30 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park. All are welcome. A procession leaving Franklin and Downs in Ceres headed to Lakewood will begin at 10:00 AM before the service. If you have a motorcycle or classic car, we encourage you to dust it off and bring it out of the garage (everyday drivers welcome too). Kevin Fait Love passed away on Monday, May 24th, 2021 at the age of 60. Over the last seven months, Kevin demonstrated immeasurable strength and courage. Those months were accompanied by visits from cherished friends and loved ones and filled with stories about how Kevin impacted their lives.

Kevin was an incredibly loving man who enjoyed nothing more than making those around him laugh and have a great time. He was an extraordinarily kind-hearted gentleman who sought to help anyone facing difficult times. If you needed anything from a refrigerator to a spare tire, Kevin would find you one – if he didn’t already have one stored in his garage. On his days off, he would wake up early and drive around town, checking on his friends and family, just in case he could help them in any way. When Kevin wasn’t working or helping others, he enjoyed his free time playing slot machines at the casino, comparing the countless cars he once owned to those at a car show or contemplating how he was going to get three more cars home from an auction. Kevin also loved sports. He was an avid San Francisco 49er fan and loved watching baseball. He liked playing slow-pitch softball with friends and was never beaten in a game of pool (if you asked him).

Kevin maintained an incomparable work ethic throughout his entire life. As a young adult, he worked as a milkman was a skilled carpenter. Many of the additions, remodels, and entire homes that he built are still standing strong throughout the Modesto Area. In 1999, Kevin took a job as a professional driver for Dot Foods. Kevin traveled across the westernmost states over his 22-year career with Dot. He was so familiar with hundreds of highway routes that he could tell you precisely where the cheapest gas stations or best food was by simply giving him the state you were visiting and the nearest exit. 

Kevin was eternally grateful for how his family, friends, and neighbors came together to make his final months on this earth special, and he was very happy to have spent time with his first grandbaby. He loved his sister Lu’s southern cooking that always reminded him of his Mama. He was forever thankful for the care his sister Leta provided, making sure he was always comfortable and even staying overnight with him. He treasured his adventures with his beloved partner, Teri, who remained by his side until the end. He was especially proud of his children, Lyndi and Tyler, and the sacrifices they and their spouses made for him in his final days.

Kevin is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Alice, sister Ruthie and daughter Harlee. Kevin is survived by his love of 36 years, Teri, his daughter Lyndi, son-in-law Dustin and grandson Rowdy, his son Tyler and daughter-in-law Lauren, his sisters, Leta and Lu, nieces, Ronnie and Allison, great-nieces, Lexi and Josie. Children and grandchildren he loved as his own – Josh, Noah and Cameron, Brandy, Austin and Chase, Kristalyn, Jayden, Corbin, Charlotte and Cassidy, and three “unique” dogs Snickers, Coo Coo, and Cosmo. The family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the wonderful help and care given by his favorite nurse, Roberto. 

Kevin will be honored during a graveside celebration of life on Friday, June 4th, at 10:30 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park. All are welcome. A procession leaving Franklin and Downs in Ceres headed to Lakewood will begin at 10:00 AM before the service. If you have a motorcycle or classic car, we encourage you to dust it off and bring it out of the garage (everyday drivers welcome too). Kevin Fait Love passed away on Monday, May 24th, 2021 at the age of 60. Over the last seven months, Kevin demonstrated immeasurable strength and courage. Those months were accompanied by visits from cherished friends and loved ones and filled with stories about how Kevin impacted their lives.

Kevin was an incredibly loving man who enjoyed nothing more than making those around him laugh and have a great time. He was an extraordinarily kind-hearted gentleman who sought to help anyone facing difficult times. If you needed anything from a refrigerator to a spare tire, Kevin would find you one – if he didn’t already have one stored in his garage. On his days off, he would wake up early and drive around town, checking on his friends and family, just in case he could help them in any way. When Kevin wasn’t working or helping others, he enjoyed his free time playing slot machines at the casino, comparing the countless cars he once owned to those at a car show or contemplating how he was going to get three more cars home from an auction. Kevin also loved sports. He was an avid San Francisco 49er fan and loved watching baseball. He liked playing slow-pitch softball with friends and was never beaten in a game of pool (if you asked him).

Kevin maintained an incomparable work ethic throughout his entire life. As a young adult, he worked as a milkman was a skilled carpenter. Many of the additions, remodels, and entire homes that he built are still standing strong throughout the Modesto Area. In 1999, Kevin took a job as a professional driver for Dot Foods. Kevin traveled across the westernmost states over his 22-year career with Dot. He was so familiar with hundreds of highway routes that he could tell you precisely where the cheapest gas stations or best food was by simply giving him the state you were visiting and the nearest exit. 

Kevin was eternally grateful for how his family, friends, and neighbors came together to make his final months on this earth special, and he was very happy to have spent time with his first grandbaby. He loved his sister Lu’s southern cooking that always reminded him of his Mama. He was forever thankful for the care his sister Leta provided, making sure he was always comfortable and even staying overnight with him. He treasured his adventures with his beloved partner, Teri, who remained by his side until the end. He was especially proud of his children, Lyndi and Tyler, and the sacrifices they and their spouses made for him in his final days.

Kevin is preceded in death by his parents Herman and Alice, sister Ruthie and daughter Harlee. Kevin is survived by his love of 36 years, Teri, his daughter Lyndi, son-in-law Dustin and grandson Rowdy, his son Tyler and daughter-in-law Lauren, his sisters, Leta and Lu, nieces, Ronnie and Allison, great-nieces, Lexi and Josie. Children and grandchildren he loved as his own – Josh, Noah and Cameron, Brandy, Austin and Chase, Kristalyn, Jayden, Corbin, Charlotte and Cassidy, and three “unique” dogs Snickers, Coo Coo, and Cosmo. The family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the wonderful help and care given by his favorite nurse, Roberto. 

Kevin will be honored during a graveside celebration of life on Friday, June 4th, at 10:30 AM at Lakewood Memorial Park. All are welcome. A procession leaving Franklin and Downs in Ceres headed to Lakewood will begin at 10:00 AM before the service. If you have a motorcycle or classic car, we encourage you to dust it off and bring it out of the garage (everyday drivers welcome too). 

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Services

Graveside Service
Friday
June 4, 2021

10:30 AM
Lakewood Memorial Park

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