Mr. Loy Wilson Devine, 84, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House. Mr. Devine was born December 11, 1935, in Lincoln County, N.C., and was the son of the late Chesley Rand Devine and Edith Kiser Devine.

He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a social worker for Tri County Mental Health in Statesville. He was married to the late Patricia Costner Devine, who passed away on June 9, 2015. Together, Loy and Pat were active members of First Baptist Church in Statesville, where Loy was a Sunday School Teacher and served the church in many capacities.

He is survived by one son, Trevor Devine (Ginny) of Statesville; two grandchildren, Jack and Zoë Devine of Statesville; one brother, Blair Devine (Judy) of Lincolnton; and one nephew, Shawn Devine.

Loy and Pat loved spending time with family and had a special connection and interest in the lives of their grandkids, nieces, nephews and extended family on all sides as well as with their church family, whom they cherished as their own.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Nelson Granade officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Cemetery of Lincolnton.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Iredell Christian Ministries or the Gordon Hospice House. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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