Julian R. (Ranny) Loving, 78, of Luray, South Carolina, passed away January 15th in Plant City, Florida. He was the widower of Patricia B. Loving. They were married for 50 years before Pat passed in 2012. As a gift for their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Ranny gave Pat a black Lab puppy and they named her Annie. Annie became Ranny’s dog after Pat passed and was his very loyal companion. Annie is known by everyone who knew Ranny because they were always together, and she was at his side when he passed.
Ranny was born in Richmond, Virginia and was the son of Julian T. Loving, Jr. and Lucille S. Loving. The family moved to Tampa when he was 15 and he attended Chamberlain High School where he met Pat and graduated in 1961. They were married in 1962. He worked alongside his father as a bricklayer and later became President and Owner of the family business, Loving Masonry Contractors, INC. from which he retired in 2007. Ranny and Pat also spent time traveling and seeing the world during their marriage.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Order at A.W. Windhorst Lodge in Tampa. He was also proud to be an instrumental member of the Masonry Contractors Association of Florida of which he was the longtime chairman of the Architectural Scholarship Committee that provided scholarships to deserving architecture students.
He is survived by his two children, daughter, Donna Loving James, (Greg James) and granddaughter Danelle Browning, (Trevor Browning), his son, Steve R. Loving, (Patricia Loving) and grandsons, Joey Loving, and Trevor Loving (Krista Loving) and great-granddaughter Caroline Loving. His son, Craig Loving passed in 2021, (Kelly Loving) and grandchildren Chad Loving and Lake Loving. He is also survived by his mother, two sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 19th at 1:00PM, at First Baptist Church of Lutz, located at 18116 US 41, Lutz, FL 33549. Directions
*Mask will be mandatory for the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.