Jack Dillard Lovin, age 84 of Robbinsville, passed away, Monday, February 26, 2018 at Graham Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
He was a native of Graham County and the son of the late Pearlie Labe and Rilla Crisp Lovin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Gerald and Jiles Lovin, and his Infant brother, Sherrill Lovin.
Jack graduated from Stecoah High School in 1951 when he was 17 years old. Following graduation, he attended College at Western Carolina University and began his teaching career at the age of 19. He later went on to obtain his Master’s Degree from Mars Hill College. Jack was an Educator for 43 years in Graham County Schools first as a Social Studies teacher and in later years as Principal of Robbinsville Elementary. His brothers also followed the same footsteps and attended college at Western Carolina and became educators as well; Gerald in St. Louis, MO, and Jiles in Westminster, SC.
After retiring Jack and his wife enjoyed working with their son at Sweetwater Farm and Garden. Jack was also a past member and deacon of the Robbinsville First Baptist Church but is currently a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Voyce Crisp Lovin; daughter, Joy Orr and husband, Rick; son, John Lovin and wife, Tammy all of Robbinsville, NC; grandchildren, Allison Rogers and husband, Shaun, Ashton Massey and husband, Chris, Brady, Austin, Matthew, and Colby Lovin; and great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kamry Rogers, and Harper Kate Massey.
Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church. The Reverends Kevin Brooks and Randy Collins will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00 till 7:00 pm at the Church prior to the service.
Committal Services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Lone Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lovin Family. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.