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Mr. Stanford Locklear

     Mr. Stanford Locklear, 68, of 121 Red Banks Road, was born October 16, 1948 in Maxton, NC, to his late parents: Mr. Curtis & Mrs. Delphia Deese Locklear.  As he often would say, his “ticket was stamped” on Friday, December 9, 2016.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years: Mrs. Peggy Locklear; two sons: Mr. John Locklear and Mr. Kevin Locklear; two daughters: Ms. Veronica Locklear and Miss Destiny Locklear; and a granddaughter: Bella.
Mr. Stanford grew up on a farm, his family working the dark soil of Red Banks.  Many of his life stories involved this land, the hard work and love he experienced growing up with his brothers: Ernie and Marshall and sisters: Annette, Marie and Patricia, surrounded by their aunts, uncles, cousins and many relatives in a close and loving community.  He was a graduate of Pembroke College in 1971, receiving his degree and education in chemistry, which he used during his long career at Kelly-Springfield/Goodyear Tire Company.
Mr. Stanford dedicated his life to Christ at an early age, and like his father before him, followed his calling to be a Sunday School teacher.  He taught a class for young adults at his lifelong church, White Hill Freewill Baptist Church, from age 16, and for over 52 years, he considered this one of his greatest achievements.  Not only a leader in his beloved church but also in his work, Mr. Stanford contributed for over 37 years to Goodyear, treating employees and coworkers with honesty, respect and integrity. No matter how or where you knew him, he was a friend, exemplifying the life Christ wanted him to live; he was a blessing to those lucky enough to share this life.
The funeral will be Monday, December 12, 2016, at White Hill Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelvin Locklear officiating.  Burial will follow in the White Hill Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.


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