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Gary Robert Loveless
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
Norman F. Woodward
Gary Robert Loveless, MD, 76, passed away at Savannah Square after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, supported by his loving daughter, Sara Loveless Barrett.
    Gary was born June 29th, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn., and lived in Statesboro, Ga., where he practiced as an orthopedic surgeon from 1977 to 1998. He served in both the Marine Corps and the United States Army from the late 1960s through the late 1970s, when he retired as a surgeon with the rank of major in the United States Army.
    He attended Menomonee Falls High School in Menomonee Falls, Wis., and graduated from the University of Wisconsin as an undergraduate and earned his medical degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.
    Gary was a long-standing member of the AMA and supported numerous social and public organizations throughout Bulloch County and the United States during his life.
    He opened Bulloch County's first orthopedics practice in 1977, while serving at multiple hospitals in the surrounding counties, including Bulloch Memorial, Metter, Savannah and Reidsville.
    Gary was a long-standing member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Statesboro and a member of Forest Heights Country Club, where he enjoyed his retirement playing golf. He was an avid guitar enthusiast, cinephile, audiophile and Green Bay Packer-phile until the end of his life.
    Gary is survived by his wife, Linda Loveless; and her two sons, Clint Akins and Carl Akins of Statesboro; his son, Matthew Loveless, and his wife, Shera, and granddaughter, Olivia, of Cumming, Ga.; his daughter, Susan Schudt, and husband, Joe, and grandchildren, Joe, Nick, Maria, Lucia, Sophia and Teresa of Detroit, Mich.; his daughter, Sara Barrett, and her husband, Dustin, and grandchildren, August and Stella of Savannah.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
    The family requests that remembrances be made to Parkinson's Foundation, 200 Southeast First Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131; or online at
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Statesboro Herald, September 13, 2018
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