Mr. Lonnie Locklear, Jr., 77, of 465 Lonnie Farm Road, was born March 20, 1936 to the late Mr. Lonnie, Sr. & Mrs. Flara B. Oxendine Locklear. He made his heavenly journey home on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years: Mrs. Christine C. Locklear, who passed on this same date the previous year; a brother: Mr. William K. Locklear(Christine); a sister: Mrs. Adelaide Locklear(Johnson); a sister-in-law: Mrs. Adrene Locklear; three brothers-in-law: Mr. Bracey Cummings, Mr. Charlie Locklear and Mr. Gene Paulk.
Mr. Lonnie was the owner of Lonnie Locklear, Jr. & Sons Construction Co., Inc., which he operated with his wife and sons for 25 years.
The funeral will be conducted 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with the Revs: Steve Strickland and Adrian Hammonds officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Airy Church Cemetery.
Surviving are sons: Mr. Kelly Lorenzo Locklear, Mr. Trent Andre’ Locklear(Debra), Mr. Maurice Pierre Locklear(Kelly); a special son: Mr. Ted Holmes; ten grandchildren: Casey Locklear, Ariel J. Morton(Brett), Alana Locklear, Katelyn Locklear, Bret Locklear, Zachary Locklear, Tala Locklear, Hunter Locklear, Andre Locklear and Jaden Locklear; two great-grandchildren: Londyn Locklear and Nevaeh Morton; a brother: Mr. Rencil P. Locklear; sisters: Marniece L. Cummings, Mrs. Clella Locklear and Mrs. Nellie Paulk and his cherished pet Sheba and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 11, 2014, from 6-9 p.m. at Mt. Airy Baptist Church.