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Thomas Lee Lovin III

March 17, 1948 — March 17, 2022

Thomas Lee Lovin III

Thomas Lee Lovin III, 74, of Ellerbe went to his eternal home on March17, 2022  at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pine Hurst. Tommy was born on March 17, 1948 in Moore County, NC a son of the late Thomas Lee Lovin, Jr. and Ida Culler Lovin.

He was the owner and operator of Tommy Lovin’s Body shop for over 42 years. One of the highlights of his career was painting Benny Parson’s 1973 championship car. In addition to his love for NASCAR, was his love for animals. He had all sorts of animals, from horses, goats, chickens and peacocks. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Louise Terry, Sammy Lovin and Randy Lovin.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Linda Kay Lovin; daughters Kim Mabe and her husband Tim, Jennifer Richardson and husband Sam; grandchildren, Alyssa Mabe, Natalie Richardson, Olivia Richardson, Sadie Richardson, Samuel Richardson and sister Rachel Bowman.Tommy also had many nieces and nephews that he adored.

 

A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, March 21, 2022 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Preslar and Rev. Bill Monroe officiating. Burial will follow in Ellerbe Cemetery.

 

The family will receive friends from 12:45 – 1:45 pm at the church prior to the service.

 

Condolences may be online at www.carterfuneral.net.

 

Carter Funeral Home of Ellerbe is assisting the Lovin family.


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Visitation

Monday, March 21, 2022

12:45 - 1:45 pm (Eastern time)

Fellowship Baptist Church

136 Wallace Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 21, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fellowship Baptist Church

136 Wallace Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338

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