Willard Locke Sr.

1926 - August 30, 2022

MR. ROY WILLARD LOCKE, SR., age 96, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at his residence.

Obituary for Willard Locke Sr.

MR. ROY WILLARD LOCKE, SR., age 96, of Eastman, GA, died Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at his residence.

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Friday, September 2, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Mr. Pat O’Conner and Rev. Roy Locke, Jr. officiating, with interment in New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

 Willard was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, of the Baptist Faith, and a lifelong farmer who did not retire until he was 73 years old. He was the patriarch of his family, a devoted husband to his wife, and a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, fox hunting, gardening, fish fry’s, watching westerns, and spending time with his family. Willard was the son of the late Maggie Lowery Locke and was preceded in death by his Wife of 41 years, Vesta Lucille Peacock Locke, Step-Father, Thomas Locke, Great-Great-Granddaughter, Adalyn Rose, and his Beloved Canine, Tiny “Houndsey”.

 He is survived by his 3 Daughters – Cynthia “Cindy” Locke Hitchcock (Lewis) of Garner, NC, Juanita Locke Kreimar, and Ida Mae Locke Yancey, both of Eastman; Son – Rev. Roy Locke, Jr. of Warner Robins; Adopted Daughter – Nancy Burch Brown of Helena; 7 Grandchildren – Wes Locke, Lucy Allen (William), Kelly Board (James), Daniel Todd (Heather), Melinda Roberson (Charlie), Rae Brazil (Kalen), and Julia Peache (Robert); 10 Great-Grandchildren – Hannah Rose (William), Karmen Heath (David), Kenneth Giddens, Zachary Todd, Valerie Todd, April Davis (Chris), Catherine Mullis, Sean Roberson, Bryce Brazil, and Clate Brazil; 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren – Grayson Heath, Haven Heath, Joria Heath, Axl Rose, Connor Mullis, Charlie Mullis, Nicholas Williams, and C.J. Davis; Several Nieces and Nephews.

 The family may be contacted at the residence of Ida Mae Yancey, 664 Jordan Brown Rd., Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:00PM-2:00PM Friday, September 2.

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