Charles Edward Locke, 92, of Metter, died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Ogeechee Area Hospice. Born In Gouvenour, N..Y, he is a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946 and was a retired machinist with Nabisco in Atlanta. Mr. Locke moved to Metter in 1985 from Smyrna. He was an avid woodworker who loved to build furniture, lamps, bowls and checkers. Being a machinist, he was able to fix anything. He attended Evergreen Baptist Church and the Lake Primitive Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents, Harold and Myrtle Dichaut Locke; his wife, Amy Thrift Locke; a brother, Harold "Bucky" Locke Jr.; and a sister, Bethany Irwin.
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Special thanks to Gentilly Gardens Assisted Living and East Georgia Cancer Center for the care given to Mr. Locke during his courageous battle with leukemia.
Survivors are a daughter, Suzanne (Ralph) Moseley of Statesboro; a son, Charles Ricky (Priscilla) Locke of Glenrose, Texas; three grandchildren, Patrick (Jennifer) Locke, Micah (Carola) Locke and Amanda Locke; nine great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Greene (Sybil) Thrift; special friends, J.D. and Nora Henry.
The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, with Elder Randy Waters officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Locke, Micah Locke, Steve Thrift, Greene Thrift, Eddie Kemp and Mike Jones.
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Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, December 27, 2013
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Dec. 27, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014