Mr. Roderick Glenn “Rod” Locklear was born February 1, 1939 and departed this life Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his parents: Rev. Clarence Eden & Mrs. Annie Lizzie Oxendine Locklear; brothers: Mr. William Caster Locklear, Mr. Lock Brantley Locklear, Mr. Robert L. Locklear, Mr. Clarence “Ted” Locklear, Mr. Joel Garth Locklear; sisters: Ms. Annie St. John, Ms. Gracie L. Griffin and Ms. Gerlene Locke.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Mt. Airy Baptist Church with the Revs: Kelvin Locklear, Dr. Mike Cummings, Adrian Hammonds and Steve Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Airy Church Cemetery.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years: Mrs. Ruth L. Locklear of the home; his sons: Mr. Roderick Glenn Locklear, Jr. and Mr. Clarence Eden Locklear II both of Pembroke; three granddaughters: Mrs. Jessica “Tori” Troxel(Nick), Ms. Drew M. Locklear both of Indiana and Ms. Sydney L. Locklear of Florida; four great-grandchildren-whom he adored: Lyle J. Troxel, Lauren A. Troxel, Laine A. Troxel and Lily V. Troxel; brothers: Mr. Bundy R. Locklear and Mr. Timothy A. Locklear both of Lumberton; sister: Mrs. Vera Malcolm of Pembroke; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and his fur friend: Lucky.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Mt. Airy Baptist Church.
I express my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Roderick Glenn Locklear. May God give you comfort and peace to help ease the pain of your loss.
Condolences to you all on the loss of Mr. Rod. He was a giant among men. From assisting in the founding of Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA), to helping up and coming Natives connect to find their way around federal Indian programs, to working with the Lumbee tribe on its recognition efforts, Mr. Rod had a hand in wherever he could be of assistance. He will be greatly missed.