Harold Locke Jr.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Harold W. Locke Jr., 83, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, to Harold William and Merna Ewart Locke Sr. He married Peggy Childs on March 1, 1951.

Locke served in the Navy during the Korean conflict.

He was owner and operator of Locke Distributing 35 years. He managed four warehouses throughout Southeast Missouri. He was a member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge 639, and charter member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3775. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid boat racer.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy; a son, David (Kathryn) Locke of Jackson; a daughter, Tracy Schott of Cape Girardeau; a granddaughter, Victoria Rae Locke of Jackson; two grandsons, Justin David Schott of Cape Girardeau and Jordan William Schott of Jonesboro, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private graveside service will be held at Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or charity of your choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.

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