Piedmont - Funeral services for Floyd David Lockridge will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Dansby Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Tim Smith and Dale Lockridge officiating. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memory Garden. Visitation will be tonight, December 10, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. He passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at RMC Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Ford Lockridge, and son, Larry Lockridge. He is survived by son, Jackie Lockridge, of Piedmont; daughters, Mary Smith, of Atlanta, Ga. and Joyce Fagan, of Piedmont; brothers, Charles Lockridge and Bennie Lockridge, both of Piedmont; sisters, Jewell Cooper, of Crestview, Fla., Ruby Hitchcock, Louise Boatner, and Carol Cobb, all of Piedmont; grandchildren, Melanie Maddox, David Lockridge, Dale Lockridge, Brandon Lockridge, Alicia Lockridge, Brian Hughes, Tara Studdard, Amber Murphy, Jonathan Studdard, Tim Smith and Devon Payne; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Floyd David Lockridge's life was a sermon in itself as he taught us that living a sermon was the best way to preach a sermon. To his wife, Mary Frances Lockridge, he was a devoted husband of 56 years. To his family, he was an "anchor"…the central figure in our lives who always pointed us to Jesus Christ. He took pride in keeping the facilities clean, the grounds clean as he was employed at Jacksonville State University for many years. At age 62, he received his GED diploma teaching us that we are never too old to learn. He believed that hard work was to be admired and not looked down upon. The most important gift he gave to us was something money cannot buy---a spiritual heritage. He taught us how to live well but he also taught us how to leave well. You see, after "Granny" passed, he had the desire to be with the Lord and her. As his health had been declining for years…in his last weeks, he was singing songs like "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" and "What A Day That Will Be". Pawpaw, your request has been granted. Thank you for being the "Godly" example that you were/are to your family and the whole world. "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Lockridge Family.
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Dansby Heritage Chapel
707 Southern Ave.
Piedmont, AL 36272
Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 10, 2013