Walton Thomas "Tommy" Locke, 76, of Webster, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Webster. He was born July 15, 1936 in Linden. Mr. Locke was a contractor. He enjoyed construction, repairing clocks, and traveling. He also loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his children and grandchildren. Tommy enjoyed reminiscing about the "old days" and had a passion for learning and an eagerness to share his knowledge. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, Tommy (Kelly) Locke Jr. of Boca Grande; daughters, Rose Ann (Robert) Rinker of LaGrange, Ga., and Rose Marie (Randy) Ball of Gilbert, Ariz.; stepson, Wayne (Amy) Minton of Orlando; sisters, Warneta Farmer of Tarrytown, and Sandy (David) Register of Ocala; 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell.
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Published in Sumter County Times on Dec. 12, 2012