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In Memoriam Earl Lee Lovell (1932~2020) Earl Lee Lovell passed away October 24, 2020. He was born in Plymouth, Illinois, and graduated from Plymouth High School, then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Lee was the only member of his immediate family to leave the farm in Illinois. When his time in the Army was finished, he went to work in the oil and water industry at SpeedStar, which was then a division of Koehring Company in Enid, Oklahoma. Rig sales took him to 120 countries around the world, including relocation assignments to Lebanon, the Netherlands, and Puerto Rico; then national roles based in Oklahoma, California, and Arizona. Some of his sales trips were austere, exotic, and quite often dangerous, and Lee loved to share his stories. Upon retirement, he moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he actually didn’t retire, he went to work for Pulstar Manufacturing. He was an avid reader, and as a proud member of the Grand National Quail Club, a champion quail and pheasant hunter. He was a most patient, humorous, generous, kind-hearted gentleman. Lee is survived by his wife of 28 years, Paula; daughters Elyse (John) and Whitney (Andy); stepchildren Curtis (Trecca) and Brett (Wendy); grandchildren Courtney, Lindsey, Brock, Madison (Nicholas), Charles, Sophia, and Katey; and great-grandchild Rowan. David Wayne “Dave” Knight (1949~2020) David Wayne “Dave” Knight passed away peacefully in his home in Conifer, Colorado, on October 13, 2020, after an eight-month fight with acute myeloid leukemia. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he was raised in Skowhegan, Maine. While in high school, he worked the swing shift making yarn at a mill. The day after graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, then moved to Colorado after his discharge in 1970. Once in Colorado, Dave worked for Western Electric in Pueblo, until he found a job working as an apprentice for Alpine Drilling in Cañon City, learning the trade he would continue for the next 47 years - water well drilling and pump repair. Around 1986, he went to work for Young’s Contract Drilling, obtaining his license in 1988. Over time, Dave purchased the business, shortened the name to Young’s Drilling, and moved it to Westcliffe. In 1999, Dave retired, but went back to work as a pump tech in 2001, eventually staying with GeoWater Services where he worked until just a few months before his passing. Dave was an avid fan of the Colorado Avalanche hockey team and enjoyed country dancing, pheasant hunting, running in half and full marathons, and hiking to seek sheds (antlers). He is survived by his wife of ten years, Susan; brother Donald (Jill); stepmother Beatrice; daughter Dawn (Rick); stepson Michael (Kristy); grandchildren Ron, Colton, Eleigh, Avery, and Finley; and great-grandson Lucas. Harold Wayne Logan (1931~2020) Harold Wayne Logan passed away October 25, 2020. He was born in Henrietta, Texas, and graduated from Soper High School. He married Meda in 1951, in DeQueen, Arkansas. After years working for oil drilling companies, they moved to Enid, Oklahoma, where he started Logan Drilling Company. Once retired, they enjoyed many years traveling and seeing the USA. Many of their motor home trips were spent with family and friends, making a “caravan of fun”. Harold is survived by Meda; children Steven (Linda), Debra (Douglas), and Terry (Kim); brother Rogene; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. Wayne Forrest Nash (1950~2020) Wayne Forrest Nash passed away October 23, 2020, following the passing of his bride of over 30 years, Lottie, on September 4, 2020. Born in Lenawee County, Michigan, he graduated from Sand Creek High School where he ran track and participated in the Debate Club. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, Wayne spent the next 50 years in the oil and water well drilling industry. He owned businesses such as Subsurface Technology, Pro Drill Mud Systems, WNC, Inc., and Innovative Oilfield Solutions. Nothing gave him greater joy than helping out his fellow drilling professionals. Known as Cowboy, Pappy, and sometimes Willard, Wayne mentored many. There was no question he didn’t have an answer for, and he was an engineer, entrepreneur, well driller extraordinaire, and lion tamer - at least that’s what his business card said. Left to cherish Wayne’s memory is his mother Judith; sister Wendy; his children Franklin, Emily, and Edmond; grandchildren Kyla, William, Desiree, Destiny, Angel, Brian, Rae, Ariel, and Isabella; and numerous great-grandchildren. TheWWDRTeam extends their sympathies to these industry gentlemen’s family, friends, and former colleagues. Lest we forget... 28 DECEMBER 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ®