Ronald Pearman Loy
1940 - 2021
Loy, Ronald Pearman

May 22, 1940 - January 6, 2021

Ronald "Ron" Pearman Loy, MGYSGT USMC (Ret.), 80, of Newport, NC, went to his final duty station on January 6, 2021.

Ron was born in Greensboro, NC on May 22, 1940 to Arlie Rankin Loy, Sr. and Virginia Pearman Loy. There will be a graveside service with Marine Corps honors to honor Ron's life at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Guilford Memorial Park. Covid-19 protocols will be observed including wearing masks and social distancing.

Ron was a graduate of Bessemer Sr. High School, class of 1959. After graduation Ron enlisted in the US Marine Corps and completed his basic training at Paris Island, SC. Upon his graduation Ron embarked on a more than 32-year career in the Marine Corps on both active and reserve duties before his retirement.

In addition to other medals and ribbons during his career, Ron was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal in 1993 for meritorious service while serving as communication chief, Communication Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Services Support Group, Marine Reserve Forces, Greensboro, North Carolina from February 1988 to March 1991.

Ron also retired from a civilian career with CVS Pharmacy after serving as store manager in Jacksonville, Havelock and Morehead City, NC stores.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arlie Sr. and Virginia Loy, brother James Allen Loy, brother Maj. Joseph Franklin Beard USMC.

Ron is survived by brothers, Arlie R. Loy, Jr. (Barbara) of Smith Mountain Lake, VA , Benjamin E. Loy (Terry) of Galveston, TX and Vincent D. Loy (Velma) of Rockingham County, NC; nephews: Steven L. Loy and Bryan E. Loy; niece: Deena Loy Bugel, and dear friend: Elaine Noe.

In lieu of flowers, Ron requests that you support the US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program in your area. You may do so at to find your local campaign.

Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel is assisting the Loy family.

Forbis and Dick Funeral Service

1118 North Elm Street

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on Jan. 13, 2021.
Graveside service
Guilford Memorial Park
Funeral services provided by:
Forbis & Dick Funeral Home
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Ron was a true gentleman! Enjoyed discussing beach music whenever I ran into him in Morehead City. Prayers for your family.
Clark Johnson
January 13, 2021
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing
Linda Hinson Slayton
January 13, 2021