Claudine Francis Rhoads Locklear, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ on Wednesday September 19, 2012.
Even though she will be missed, we know she is in a better place, and we will see her again. We love her dearly and Heaven now has another wonderful angel.
Claudine was born October 5, 1927 in Pendleton, Texas and is preceded in death by her parents, Claude Frank Rhoads and Vergie Gladys Morgan Smith Rhoads along with two brothers, Alton William Smith, twin Claude Frank Rhoads, Jr., and sister, Faye Jewell Smith Wilson.
Claudine is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-five years, J.W. Locklear, sister Vergie Nell Arnette; sister-in-law, Pat Rhoads; sons Johnny Wayne Locklear and wife Babs of Deer Park, Tx.; Jimmy Gayle Locklear and wife Melodye of Dallas, Tx.; Danny Jake Locklear and wife Jill of Farmers Branch, Tx.; Teddy Doak Locklear of Deer Park, Tx.; and daughter, Janice Faye Locklear Hurst and husband Don of Deer Park, Tx.
Blessed with fifteen surviving grandchildren, Karen Locklear, Stafford, Tx.; J.T. Locklear, Rowlett, Tx.; Jeffrey Locklear and wife Sylvia, Deer Park, Tx.; Tyesha Locklear, Deer Park, Tx.; Sheri Kunovich and husband, Bob, Dallas, Tx.; Chance Locklear and wife Alyssa, College Station, Tx.; Austin Locklear and wife Danielle of Austin, Tx.; Wade Locklear of Dallas, Tx.; Lindsay Locklear of Dallas, Tx.; Jason Huston and wife Stephanie of Dallas, Tx.; Jennifer Swanson and husband Alex of Cedar Park, Tx.; Jake Locklear and wife Missy of Manvel, Tx.; Tim Locklear and wife Lynnsey of Deer Park, Tx.; Lori Lomax and husband Howard of Humble, Tx.; and Rachel MacKenzie of Deer Park, Tx.
Claudine is also survived by fifteen great grandchildren; Sofie and John Wesley Locklear; Zoe and Xavier Kunovich; Cade Locklear; Fletcher, Breanne and Katie Huston; Vaughn and Danny Swanson; Maddie, Maren and Michael Doak Locklear; Colt and Jordan Lomax; along with two more angels on the way.
Claudine graduated from Belton High School on May 23, 1942. She graduated from Chicago Beauty School in Waco, Texas on March 15, 1947. She loved her family and dedicated her life to being a great housewife, mother, and grandmother. She led a Christian life and was a role model for her family and friends. She inspired those around her to love and treat others with respect.
Her husband and children were her joy. She was active with all five children throughout their school years in P.T.A., as a Cub Scout Den Leader, and with her support of the Little League baseball teams that her husband coached. As her children became adults, she continued to coach them through each of their life's joys and sorrows. Most of all she loved her husband and said those words every night to him until her departure to Heaven.
Married to J.W. Locklear on August 30, 1947 at the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA., they were truly partners in marriage, family and life.
As a long time member of Burke Road Church of Christ in Pasadena, the family would like to request donations to the church in lieu of flowers. Burke Road Church of Christ, 2424 Burke Road, Pasadena Tx, 77502.
Visitation will be at Rosewood Funeral Home 3939 Pasadena Blvd. in Pasadena, Tx on Thursday, September 20, from 4-6 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 6 PM.
Interment will be on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 2 PM at North Belton Cemetery in Belton, Texas.
Words of comfort may be shared at www.rosewood.cc under "Current Services".