Mr. Merl Locklear, 67, of Maxton, was born October 11, 1952 and departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents: Willie Wesley Strickland and Lucradle Locklear and a brother: Mr. Jimmy Dean Locklear.
The funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Shoeheel Holiness Methodist Church with Revs. Johnny R. Emanuel and Vashon Locklear officiating. Burial will follow in the Shoeheel Holiness Methodist Church Cemetery.
Those left to cherish his memories are three sons: Merill Locklear (Sandy), Dillon Locklear and partner Nicky, and Tony V. Locklear (Blair); four daughters: Marie Locklear and fiancé Gene, Maryanna Locklear and partner Nick Melissa Locklear, and Stefanie Locklear; one stepson: Lloyd Kelvin Strickland (Gina); two brothers: Charlie Locklear (Connie) and Jimmy Dallas Locklear (Vickie) and one sister Dinkey Kay Locklear; his former wife: Rose Marie Locklear and mother of four of his children: Annabell Willard; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Shoeheel Holiness Methodist Church.