August 15, 2013

Robert Howard Locke Jr.


— Mr. Robert Howard Locke Jr., 43, of Woodstock, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta.

He was born on Monday, Sept. 22, 1969, in Dalton, and was the son of the late Robert Locke Sr. and Mary Lou Franklin Locke.

Robert was employed by Clark Productions as an electrical engineer. He was a member of Bridgepoint Church in Woodstock and Dalton Lodge 105 F&AM.

Surviving are his wife, Crystal Farris Locke of Woodstock; sons, Solomon Locke of Woodstock and Jeffson Clayton Locke of Woodstock; sister, Barbara Locke of Dalton; close family friend, Leslie Wilkins of Dalton; a large number of other relatives and friends.

Celebration services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14., at Lebanon Baptist Church with  Pastor Mat Garcia, the Rev. Claude Mathis, Pastor Tim Batchelor, Pastor Keith Norman and Pastor Paul Whitton officiating. Music was by Kenny Wells.

Burial was in Lebanon Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Greg Tellason, Ken Langley, Carl Franklin and Joe Franklin. Honorary pallbearer was Arnold Watkins. Masonic rites were conducted by Dalton Masonic Lodge 105 F&AM.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Robert to the Factory Church, 2021 Aldbury Lane, Woodstock, GA 30189.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of arrangements.

This announcement is courtesy of Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton.