Bob Lovingood, who was superintendent of Christian County Public Schools from 2001 to 2008, died Tuesday at age 73.
Lovingood had been the mayor of his small hometown, Vonore, in Monroe County, Tennessee, southeast of Knoxville since 2014, according to his obituary.
The funeral home did not list a cause of death. However, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee, who is also from Monroe County, said in a Twitter post that Lovingood had COVID-19.
“A good man, Dr. Bob Lovingood the Mayor of Vonore, died today from Covid-19. Covid isn’t over, folks. It’s still killing people. Wear a mask, get vaccinated, and follow CDC guides,” the justice tweeted.
Lovingood’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell Springs Baptist Church in Madisonville, Tennessee.