Mr. Bristow Leggett Lovin, affectionately known as Toy, of 101 Winston Drive West End, NC was born on June 6, 1953, in Robeson County. He departed this journey of 69 years at home with family by his side on April 26, 2023.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Sharon Britt Lovin of the home, two daughters Christy Lovin Musselwhite (Greg) and Kimberly Lovin Nealy (Chris). A son Shane Lovin (Karen). His mother Mrs. Ann McNabb. Two sisters Sue Kropp (Eric) and Angel Hunt. Four granddaughters and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his father Bristow Leggett and his grandmother Annie S. Lovin, who adopted him at birth. Brother Thomas Lovin, sisters JoAnn McNabb and Lynn McNabb.

Toy was dedicated to Pepsi Bottling Ventures serving 47 years in the beverage industry. Legend has it, he was not only the most dedicated employee in Pepsi’s history but also the quickest!   Did you ever see him pushing a hand truck full of drinks?    Probably not, because he rolled by so fast, he looked more like a breezy blur! Toy always led by example, and so instilled the value of a strong and committed work ethic to his children and grandchildren. Toy loved spending time fishing with Sharon, hunting and supporting the grandboys at their sporting events.

The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23) shown through daily in the way Toy carried himself.  They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

The family will have a Celebration of Life for Bristow (Toy) at Boles Funeral Home in Lumberton, NC  0n April 29, 2023, at 3pm. Wake will be at 2 pm and family will be available after the service.

In lieu of flowers please donate to a Charity of your choice closest to your heart.

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Services are entrusted to Boles – Biggs Funeral Home.

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