LONDON - Dr. William C. Locke, 86, of London died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 in Sisters on Main, London.
Born Oct. 5, 1927 in Canton, he was a son of Arthur C. and Margaret Helen (Boston) Locke.
A family physician in London for many years at the Madison Medical Center and Madison County Hospital, Dr. Locke then retired and served as a physician for Madison Correctional Institution for another two years.
A U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II
. He was a member of Chandler Lodge No. 138 F&AM, the Aladdin Temple Shrine, was past president of the London Country Club, member of the CLPOA Board of Trustees, St. John's Lutheran Church and also belonged to the AMA. He loved to play golf and euchre.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Pennington) Locke; daughter, Jacqueline Denise (Greg) Shepler of London; son, Robert Lee (Katy) Locke of Hemet, Calif.; grandchildren, Alyssa Parrish and Jordan Parrish; step-grandchildren, Brian Shepler, Eric Shepler and Robert John Keller; niece, Carla (Daniel) Wolfe of Pataskala; nephew, Arthur (Patty) Locke III of Malvern, Ohio; several brothers and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bill Locke; and brothers, Arthur C. Locke II and Robert James Locke.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Loving Care Hospice, Sandy Buehl and the staff of Sisters on Main for the care and comfort in Dad's final days.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church of London with Rev. Gordon Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Somerford Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.