Jack Allen Lockett (1930 - 2015)

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Jack Allen Lockett, 85, of St. Elmo, passed away peacefully at 12:35 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2015, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Kull Funeral Home in St. Elmo, with the Rev. Ray Stafford officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Lockett was born on Oct. 10, 1930, in Litchfield, one of four siblings born into the Christian family of Ralph and Anna Eliason Lockett. He married Janet Laverne Depriest in Watseka on Jan. 7, 1983.
Jack moved from Monee to St. Elmo in about 1985. He was an over-the-road truck driver for 41 years and retired from Yellow Freight in Effingham in 1990. He was a member of the Jacksonville Church of Christ. Jack had a lifelong passion for deer hunting and the outdoors. He was a member of the Prairieland Muzzle Loaders in Sullivan, where he was the club champion for three years. He also belongs to the Effingham Gun Club, Cowboy Action Shooting (SASS) and Gatch Lake Trapshooting Club, and a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. He was most proud of being a lifelong member of Teamsters Locals No. 710 and 126,
He is survived by his wife; sons, Charles David Lockett of Geneva, Ill., Michael Allen Lockett of Brownstown, William R. Bright Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Dardanelle, Ark., and Richard Gary Bright of Dardanelle, Ark; daughters, Rebecca Jo and her husband John Pedersen of Geneva, Ill., Julie Ann and her husband Jim Chavez of North Springfield, Va., Missy and her husband John Kissane of Geneva, Ill., and Shelley and her husband Bobby Prosser of Geneva, Ill.; sister, Elinore Marie Cherry of Alexandria, Va.; sister-in-law, Chungi Lockett of Wichita Falls, Texas; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne Lockett, and Earl Lockett and his wife Elizabeth; and a brother-in-law, Louis Cherry.
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Kull Funeral Home
323 North Olive Street
Saint Elmo, IL 62458
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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4, 2015