Feb 17, 1926 - March 1, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY A. Loren Lockhart passed away on March 1, 2013, at the age of 87. He was born to Albert and Anna (Metcalf) Lockhart February 17, 1926, in Zoe, OK just south of Heavener, OK. His family moved to Howe, OK in 1939, and he attended Howe High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945 during WWII, and after his service, he returned to Howe to finish his senior year of high school. He finished Carl Albert State College, where he played basketball and the 1948 team still holds the record for most wins. In 1988, after 40 years, Carl Albert President White gave this team a big party at the College. He married Nan Mosshamer on January 28, 1949, and they moved to Oklahoma City in 1955 and then to Mustang in 1973. He retired after 40 years of service with the railroads, 23 years with Rock Island and 17 years with the Association of American Railroads as a transportation inspector for all the railroads in his four-state area of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas. He very much enjoyed his railroad service. He owned the popular 24-hour "Coffee Shoppe" in the early 50s in Heavener and the "Auto-Home Supply, Inc." in Midwest City 1965-1970, and he also served on the Board of Directors with Laconic Enterprises, Inc. in the late 1970s, all while still with the railroad. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his loving wife, Nan, who passed away on April 29, 2005, after 56 years of marriage. Loren was a Lifetime Alumni member at OU and OSU, along with Nan, who made this possible. He was known as a dedicated Sooners fan and held OU football and basketball season tickets for many years. He was at OU's Championship game in Miami in 2000. Loren loved golf and played nearly every day when he belonged to the Westbury Golf Club. He was a faithful, active member of the Oakcrest Church of Christ. He was very grateful to Philip Adamson, M.D. of the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, his physician and close friend, for his care over the years of his congestive heart failure. Loren was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Nan; two brothers, Grady and Travis; two sisters, Geraldine McGee and Patsy Gibson; nephew, James Lockhart; and niece, Rhonda Gibson Henson. Survivors include his son. Britt & wife Jennie Lockhart, of Mustang; daughter, Lorree & husband Dan Norris, of Piedmont; brother, Lynn Lockhart, of Poteau; three grandchildren, Joel Norris, Evan Lockhart and Rachel Norris; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakcrest Church of Christ, 1111 S.W. 89th St. Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 3, 2013