July 3, 1942 – October 22, 2021
Ron Loving, former news videographer, Atlanta police officer and Vietnam Veteran died on Friday, October 22, 2021 after a long illness. Many local Atlantans remembers Ron when he lost both of his elderly parents in April 2020. His parents, Dr. Delutha King, Jr. and Mrs. Lois W. King, renown throughout the Atlanta community, both died within a week of one another from COVID-19, noted as two of the first to die in Atlanta, Georgia from the dreadful pandemic, after contracting the virus living at a local Atlanta senior citizens / assisted living home.
Ron Loving was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on July 3, 1942. He departed this earth October 22, 2021. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Ron was the son of the late Dr. Delutha King, Jr. and Lois W. King who preceded him in death.
Ron was a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. He served in the Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. While stationed in Germany, he completed an advanced photography course at the University of Nuremberg. After an honorable discharge from the Army, he joined the Atlanta police force. He had a passion for photography, which led him to WXIA-TV 11-Alive in Atlanta for more than 19 years. He served in several areas of Channel 11 including sports news and production photographer before attaining a position of assistant chief news cameraman. He was also a news cameraman for WVEC-13 in Hampton, Virginia where he was affectionately known as Dr. Love.
Ron has been recognized widely for his professional work. He has received numerous local and national awards, most notably an Emmy for his coverage of The Atlanta Child Murders. His work has extended beyond news excellence to movies. Ron filmed the second unit production for the ABC/20th Century Fox Movie “Eleanor & Franklin.” Many producers, reporters, sound techs, and other photojournalist have commended him for his work.
He leaves to cherish all the memories with him are his wife, Freda; daughter, Kristie Loving Taylor (Michael Taylor), granddaughter, Kennedi Taylor, daughter in love, Keisha Paige Drammeh (Ousman Drammeh), grandchildren in love, Kebba Drammeh, Palanding Drammeh, Amani Paige Foster (Terrell Foster), great grands, Haiti and Harlem Paige, and Houston Foster, son in love, Konrad Miles, sister in love, Sally Warner, and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.
Graveside Funeral for the family on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at
1680 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1200
Final arrangements by:
Murray Brothers Funeral Home
1199 Utoy Springs Road SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331-2113
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ron Loving to:
Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia
2391 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Last updated on October 27, 2021