Mr. Mearle Locklear Sr. (76), of Rowland, NC, was born on December 7, 1945 and departed this life for his heavenly home on July 30, 2022. He was the Son of the late Ernest “Pank” Locklear and Eva Mae Owens Locklear.
Mr. Locklear loved his family with all he had and always gave the best advice. He never met a stranger he didn’t get to know if he had a few minutes. He always had a story to tell and kept something going when he was with friends and family. He had a lifetime of experiences as well and was always ready to pass along a lesson on to any unsuspecting pupil. He had a love of hunting and fishing and his last passion was his Fox Preserve which he cared for diligently. The Lord allowed him to live a long prosperous life and he was blessed beyond any man’s measure.
Mr. Mearle left to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 years: Dyanne O. Locklear; his sons: Mearle Locklear Jr. (fiance Syrina Revels) of Maxton, NC and Micheal D. Locklear (fiance Michelle Ferns) of Durham, NC; daughter: Kris L McMillan (Randall McMillan) of Rowland, NC; siblings: Rita L. Burrow of Murietta, CA, Telford Locklear, Elmer Locklear, Clifford Locklear of Maxton, NC, Sandra L. Sparks of Rowland, NC, 8 grandchildren Kelsea, Mearle III, Kendric, Chandler, Kaden, Colin, Carson, JoElla and 2 great-grandchildren Liam and Addison as well as a host of relatives and friends.
The viewing (1 – 3 pm) and funeral (3 pm) will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Harper’s Ferry Baptist Church with Revs: Jason Chandler and Lawrence Garner and Horace Oxendine officiating with burial to follow at the Locklear Family Cemetery located near the old home place.