Mr Ronald Lester Lovin

August 30, 1942 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 77)


Ronnie L. Lovin, 77, of Rockingham, went to be with the Lord August 20, 2020. He was surrounded by his family and his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce. First and foremost, Ronnie was a Godly man. He knew and loved his Lord and Savior. Ronnie was a devout prayer warrior for his family and anyone he knew in need. He accepted people for who they were, flaws and all. Ronnie was a hardworking man; he was passionate about being an over-the-road truck driver. His CB handle was “Rolling Stone.” Even after retirement, he would have climbed back up in the rig without a thought, ready to roll. Ronnie, along with his wife Joyce, raised two children and he loved his family beyond measure. Although stern at times, he always had love in his heart to provide guidance. His grandchildren called him “Papa” and “chipper man.” He would take his grandchildren to the store to get chips and not only would they come back with a variety of chips, they would also get a bag full of candy. There are some that knew Ronnie as “Coach Lovin.” As Rodney, his son, grew in baseball, Ronnie grew too. Left to treasure his memory are his wife, Joyce; son, Rodney C. Lovin (Darla) and daughter, Melodie L. McSwain (Dennis) both of Rockingham, NC; grandchildren, Brittnie L. Rector (Josh) of Richmond, VA; Courtnie N. Lovin (Casey Cooper) of Charleston, SC; Drew C. Lovin (Malorie V.), Creig Lovin, Zoie Anne, Aaron Jase, Caitlyn, and Savannah, all of Rockingham, NC. He is also survived by three sisters, Dianne Bianca of Myrtle Beach, SC; Faye Stutts (Phil) of Ellerbe, NC; Helen Locascio of Hamlet, NC and one brother, Dennie Lovin (Judy) of Aberdeen, NC. Ronnie is also survived by a very special friend, Ruben Wall. Ronnie is predeceased by his parents, Leonard and Nora Lovin, and a brother, Larry Lovin.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday August 23, 2020 at Grace Fellowship (217 Midway Rd) in Rockingham, NC, with Rev. Roger Webster officiating. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall.
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Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is caring for the family.

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