Mr. Lockwood “Lock” Locklear, 80, of 353 Locklear Road was born Sept 14, 1939 and departed this life Monday, July 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Scotland Memorial Hospital. He is preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Gus and Mrs. Josephine Locklear; four brothers: Mr. Eberts, Mr. Edsel, Mr. Prentis and Mr. Gus Jr. Mr. Lock is survived by his loving wife of 53 years: Mrs. Polly; one daughter: Ms. Gerri Lynn; one son: Mr. David Wayne (Susan), and one special daughter: Ms. Ramona and her two sons: Randall Shawn and Triston; three grandchildren: Hannah Nicole, Christen Brook and Elizabeth Danielle; brothers: Mr. Eddie Mack and Mr. Gary Wayne (Panthia); sisters: Ms. Bertha, Ms. Mary Frances, Mrs. Patsy (Russel) and Ms. Sara Elizabeth; many nieces and nephews and many others that simply called him “Papa”.
The funeral will be 4 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Locklear & Son Funeral Home Chapel with Revs: Dr. Mike Cummings and Bob Mangum officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Cemetery.
Mr. Lock lived ahead of his time in many ways. He became a baseball coach at a very young age. He recruited boys from the Moss Neck and Mt Airy communities and formed teams to play competitive baseball on Saturday evenings throughout the region. Even today these men who played under Mr. Lock’s coaching tell stories of the good lessons they learned from his leadership. He was instrumental in helping his family be better farmers. As a carpenter, he touched the lives of many by his giving of his time and resources to help those who needed help the most. His most beloved work was at UNC-P and a carpenter. He loved that work and was loved by everyone he met there. He enjoyed cooking for his coworkers wherever he was. You could find Mr. Lock’s Sunday School Class gathered at his house often eating and enjoying fellowship. He loved his church.
Mr. Lock was and outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and Fox hunting but mostly he loved the hunters in the club and the sound of the dogs in the chase. He loved working in the hay, his cattle and in the garden. No one was a stranger in his garden or at his table where laughter, hardy eating and fellowship with the family was the only rule.
Lock leaves his incredible mark of love on everyone and everything he touched.
The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Locklear & Son Funeral home.