Philip W. Lockhart, 61, passed from this life to begin his next great adventure on June 28th at his home in Barry, Texas. He was a wonderful father, son and brother. A native of Beaumont, he graduated from French High School in 1964 and joined the Air Force in 1966 serving until 1972. Upon return to Beaumont he enrolled in Lamar Technical College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He lived his life to the fullest and for those who knew him understand the large presence that he was and it is hard to imagine life without him. He is survived by his mother, Johnnie Mae Lockhart, 87, of San Antonio, his daughters Margaret Devillier and her husband Russell of Nederland and Jennifer Neal and husband Ron of Colleyville, two sons Aaron Lockhart and Philip Lockhart Jr. both of Kingwood, his brother James V. Lockhart and Roseanne of Milford, his sister Sue Faifer and husband Kenneth of San Antonio, five grandchildren, six nieces and nephews and great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father Jack E. Lockhart and his son Terrance Lockhart. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 12th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Big Rich Courville's located at 1744 Rose Lane (off Hwy. 90) in Beaumont. (2.8 miles past Major Drive on the left) All are welcome and stories are requested! In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Phil's honor to Lamar University Foundation, P.O. Box 11500, Beaumont, Texas 77710.
Published by The Beaumont Enterprise on Jul. 9, 2008.