Alfred Claude Loving

August 9, 1942May 15, 2018
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Alfred Claude Loving, 75, of Highland Springs passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps and was a long time employee of Godsey & Son Inc. He was a member of Hardy Central Baptist Church. He is survived by his children, Loretta Loving Handy (Billy), Alfred Claude Loving III (Patricia), Zina Farris and Ronald Loving; sister, Carrie Mae Long-Arthur; brother, Gene Autry Loving (Sylvia); ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Friday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Hardy Central Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or National Stroke Association. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Service Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, May 19, 2018

Alfred Claude Loving

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Donna Higginbotham

June 15, 2018

Mr. Loving was my first veteran that I ever dealt with. He left me a message on my voicemail and I returned his call and I got his voicemail which cracked me up and that started it all. He reminded me so much my daddy. He was a very loving and giving man and always praised everyone else for what they did. I love you Mr. Loving. You have been my rock since my daddy passed away I love you and you will be missed very much!!!! I miss hearing your voice! Thank you Loretta!

Marc Crump

June 12, 2018

For whoever read this, Big AL, was my best friend, we met each other doing some hard times. He was a friend to me and like a father in so many ways. I am his black friend and he use to make a good joke about him putting a rock in his shoes so he could so call pimp and walk like a soul brother. I am just finding out that he passed away. I just picked up my phone to call him and the number was disconnected. I had a question I wanted to ask him and something just led me to check the obituaries. I am sad today about my friend. I know he is in a better place. So if his son or anybody read this. I want you to know that your daddy was crazy about his children and grandchildren. This is my number. I want someone to call me at 804-324-9424,if you will. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends. Big AL, I love you my brother and friend. Sincerely Marc Crump

Vicki Murphy Robinson

May 19, 2018

So sorry for y'alls loss, sending prayers to Al's family/friends..
Al used to rent a house from my Gma in Sandston a long time ago, he was always funny and cracking jokes, always put a smile on your face..good times!

Gabriella Gabby

May 19, 2018

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Al is our dinner conversations when we ate at the table with Grandma,Josh,Al,Dylan and I,like "coke brand or pepsi brand?",and " here you go can can"πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚...but two came back almost every time....witch were some of the things we said to Al throughout the first year that him and my grandma met. The first one is when he asked my grandma if she needed help opening something I forgot what it was but, of course she said no. So I told him that, "the woman in this family are um....different ".And another time before service started at church Al said to Dylan " Hey grandson", and Dylan said "I don't see no ring on that finger (talking about grandma)".From there on he talked about that almost every time we went to see the three of them. Well anyway I figured that since he was a funny guy I would share a funny story. Oh yeah and he LOVED to shop!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Tammy Loving (Nelson)

May 18, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my uncle. He was always so kind to me. Uncle Alfred will never be forgotten.

Loretta Handy

May 18, 2018

My dad, the one who encouraged me to fulfill every goal in life. My dad, the one who loved and supported me through many challenges and successes. He told many how proud he was of me, I owe it all to him. I inherited his strength and will to make things in life happen. He gave advice and wanted me to take it, most of the time I did. The times I did not, I wish I had of listened. He was a selfless man always keen to help others, especially to his own family and friends. He was sentimental, keeping every letter and card that was given to him. I am going to miss hearing his voice and seeing his smile. The last 50 days of his life solidified what I already knew about my dad. His trust and love for Jesus, his bravery and strength as well as how much he loved me. I will cherish every memory of him. Even though he is not walking this earth today, he is a strong force within my heart. He will always be with me.

Taylor Loving

May 17, 2018

Myself and my siblings have shared so many memories with Grandpa, from working on cars to playing the guitar. I'd call him and he'd always answer the phone thinking it was Lisa, my older sister, calling him, I never got upset though, I'd giggle and tell him it was Taylor and he'd apologize and go on talking about work and how much he missed us. Growing up, I don't remember a time where Grandpa didn't have a smile across his face, he used to always tell us growing up how proud he was of myself and my siblings. I know he's still proud of us, but just watching from Heaven instead of here, I love and miss you, Grandpa.

David & Daisy Purcell

May 17, 2018

We only knew Al for a few years. He had a way of making you feel you were part of a family even if it wasn't his immediate family. He was good for a hug when you needed one and always had a smile. Our condolences to the family. For Al, you will be missed.


May 17, 2018

The Loving Family I share your loss of my Uncle Alfred He is at peace now and with our heavenly Father and His family in Heaven He will always remain a part of our life Susan,Peggy,Roger,Jill and Robert

Linda Bowen

May 17, 2018