Tom Love died in his hometown of Oklahoma City on Tuesday at age 85. He was known for establishing with his wife Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, which grew to more than 600 travel plazas. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, four children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, with another two on the way.
The couple started the business, originally named Musket Corp., in 1964 in a small town outside of Oklahoma City.
Here is a collection of photos of the Love family and Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores:
Tom Love was the executive chairman of the company.
Tom Love bestows the Service Award.
Tom Love and his wife Judy were married for 62 years.
The couple started the company with $5,000 to lease an abandoned service station in Watonga, a small rural town northwest of Oklahoma City.
Tom Love cuts an opening ceremony ribbon.
Tom and Judy Love had four children, Frank, Greg, Jenny and Laura.