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Ret. Msgt Milton"Davey" Lockett


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Ret. Msgt Milton"Davey" Lockett Obituary
Ret. MSGT Milton"Davey"
Lockett
February 5, 1935-
June 27, 2018
Columbus, GA- Ret. MSGT Milton Lockett, Jr. 83, of Columbus, Georgia passed Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his residence. Celebration of life services will be 11:30AM Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the chapel at Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 1605 3rd Avenue, Columbus with Reverend Joseph Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Main Post Cemetery, Ft Benning, Georgia with full military honors accorded. Visitation will be today, Monday, July 2, 2018 from 1:00PM-7:00PM at the funeral home, according to Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 706-327-9293. MSGT Lockett was born February 5, 1935 in College Park, Georgia to Milton Lockett, Sr. and Bessie Mae Richards Lockett. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and also served two tours of duty in Vietnam. MGST Lockett became the first African American Ranger Instructor in the United States Army in 1959. He was a member of First African Baptist Church, Past Master of the Sons of King Solomon #358, Electric City Chapter # 482, 32 degree, Royal Arc and also, a Shriner. He married Ida Clay Lockett on February 12, 1955. Their marriage lasted 52 years, from that union one child was born. MSGT Lockett leaves to cherish his many fond memories his current wife of seven years, Angela Lockett; a brother, John W. Lockett, Marietta, GA; a sister, Debbrah Lockett Williford, Atlanta, GA; son, Milton Lockett III(Christine), Columbus, GA; three grandchildren, Celestial Weaver(Walter), Milton Lockett IV, and Tamara Nicole Marshall all of Columbus, GA; four great grandchildren, Jasmine Brady, Alexis Brady, Mersadies Sistrunk and Katilyn Lockett; two great great grandchildren, Carson and Cameron Brady and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many dear friends.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on July 2, 2018
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