March 22, 1931 - July 24, 2019
Clifford James ‘Jim’ Lovell, 88, of Hot Springs, passed away on July 24, 2019, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. He was born on March 22, 1931, in Hot Springs.
Jim worked for the Hot Springs Police Department and the Fall River County Sheriff Department before joining the western band, “Country Cowboys.” The group performed at veneers in many towns in South Dakota, Arizona, and Arkansas. Jim was inducted into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. He was also honored by the Legends of South Dakota Music Association in 2015.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Clifford and mother, Golden Lovell; sister, Helen and brother, Ford.
Jim is survived by his life partner, Patty Johnson; four nieces and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2019, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Patty’s children.
In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame Museum at 605-339-5146.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.