Mr. Lynn Angus Locklear, 59, of 1644 Mt. Olive Church Road, Lumberton, was born September 15, 1954, to the late Mr. Johnnie Lee and Mrs. Carrie Lee Locklear and departed this life on January 25, 2014. Lynn was the grand-child of Mr. Loy and Mrs. Flarie Locklear and Mr. Angus and Mrs. Lillie B. Jacobs. Lynn was also preceded in death by his beloved brother, John Lamar Locklear in May of 1979. Lynn leaves behind to cherish his memory a daughter, Mrs. Shauna Locklear Cain and her husband Mr. Timothy Wayne Cain, and a sister, Ms. Melanie Caroline Locklear, all of Lumberton, North Carolina. Lynn held a special place in his heart for other loved ones including the late Patricia Bigsley Locklear, who was his wife and the mother of his daughter; the late Lisa Ann Hardin and her mother “Ms. Peggy” as well as a host of relatives and friends.
Like his father, Lynn was a skilled artisan but excelled in his life profession in steel erection and crane operation. Lynn was an “iron worker” and he was a mentor to many people in that honorable, delicate yet dangerous trade. Like his mother, Lynn loved his country, was deeply compassionate and quick to assist anyone in need. He was an avid reader with a thirst for knowledge. Lynn was passionate in all that he believed in but most specifically Political Affairs and American history. He was a devoted NASCAR fan of the late Dale Earnhardt and the six time champion, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the Lowes #48 machine. Lynn also held an extraordinary love of music particularly that of the 1960’s and 70’s. Lynn often spoke of that incredible time period which had a powerful impact on his life.
Lynn never met a stranger and easily engaged others in conversation. He had a wit and humor about him that those who knew him most could only characterize as “that’s just Lynn” as he was often blunt, straight to the point and was never hesitant to tell you ‘how it is” and yet he respected others and was respected by others. Lynn had an indelible influence on the lives of many people. He lived life and he loved throughout his life. Those of us who knew him best have countless memories that we will cherish until the end of our days.
The funeral will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Revs: Harold Hunt and Earney Hammonds officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.