Mr. Charlie Locklear of 460 Alford Farm Road of Maxton, NC departed this life on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the age of 84 for his eternal home in heaven.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Sarah “Doshie” Locklear, parents, Locke Craig Brayboy and Prather and Annie Locklear Jones, two daughters, Mary Bell Locklear and Mary Ann Ball, a step-son, Alvin Jacobs, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Bill Locklear, Herman Jones and Ted Jones and a sister Annette Jones.
The funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Crossway Baptist Church, Hasty Road, Laurinburg with the Revs: Chris Locklear, Nathan Locklear and Lindbergh Chavis officiating. Entombment will follow in the House of Christ Cemetery.
Mr. Locklear leaves to cherish his memory five son, Charlie Vance Locklear and Randy Locklear (Tina) of Wagram, NC, James Edward Locklear (Barbara) of Raeford, NC, Allen Locklear (Sylvia) and Rev. Chris Locklear (Connie) of Maxton, NC; five daughters, Sarah Bullard of Fairmont, NC, Nancy Locklear and Pearl Oxendine of Maxton, NC, Jane Tilson (Bill) of Aberdeen, NC, and Patricia Hardin (Michael) of Rennert, NC; four sisters Catherine Kee of Luthersville, Georgia, Martha Dial (Cardell), Rachel Oxendine (Andrew) and Annie Lowery all of Pembroke, NC. Mr. Locklear also leaves behind 41 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren, a special Aunt Carolyn Jim as well as a host of relatives and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Scotland County Hospice for the excellent care they provided to Mr. Charlie Locklear, especially his nurses Ms. Vickie and Ms. Jessica, your kindness did not go unnoticed.
Mr. Charlie Locklear was a man of few words but when he spoke, people listened. He spent more than 30 years at Maxton Oil Mill and over 15 years at House of Raeford as a master mechanic and served in various supervisory capacities. Mr. Locklear only had a third grade education but he did not allow that to hinder him from moving up the ladder so he could provide for his family. Rarely did you hear the words “I love you from Mr. Locklear” but his family knew he loved them because he always made sure they had everything they needed; he was a great provider. Mr. Locklear accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior later in life and became a faithful member of Crossway Baptist Church in Laurinburg, NC.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.
My heartfelt condolences are extended to the family & friends of Mr. Charlie Locklear during this most difficult time. I pray that Gods caring and comforting presence will be bestowed upon you and help ease the pain of your loss.