Ernest Lockard

TURKEY CREEK, Ky. — Ernest Merill Lockard, 74, of Turkey Creek, Ky., passed away Thurs., Dec. 19, 2013, at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington.

Born October 17, 1939, at Turkey Creek, he was a son of Francis Reed Lockard of Turkey Creek and the late Condor Lockard. Also preceding him in death was his first wife, Martha Nelson Lockard; son, Stephen Lockard; two sisters, Jeannie Rivard and Juanita Lockard, and one brother, Condor "Tadpole" Lockard.

He was a retired electrician in the coal mines and a member of the Little Stone Old Regular Baptist Church.

Additional survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue Robertson Lockard; children, Teresa Prater, Robert Lockard and Tonda Canterbury, all of Turkey Creek, Harley Canterbury of South Carolina, Rhonda McClanahan of North Carolina and Josie Olson of Pennsylvania; brother, Lacy Lockard of Turkey Creek; sisters, Daisy Ray of Turkey Creek, Rose Coleman of North Carolina, Sue Davis of Mud Lick, Ky., and Sharon Estridge of Canada, Ky.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sun., Dec. 22, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Thacker, Hobert Hamilton and Richard Staton officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky., with Matthew Olson, Cody Lockard, Victor Coleman, Anthony Joe Nelson, Charley Lockard, Eric Estridge, Duke Estridge and Jason Ray serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with special services at 7 p.m.

Online condolences at

R. E. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

R.E. Rogers Funeral Home - Belfry
25062 US HWY 119  Belfry, KY 41514

Published in Williamson Daily News from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2013