James R. Lockhart
November 19, 1925 – August 2, 2018
Lockhart Childersburg – James R. “Jimmy” Lockhart, 92, reunited with his wife, Margueritte Connell Lockhart, along with his Lord and Savior on August 2, 2018. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, August 4th from 1 to 2 PM at the first Baptist Church of Childersburg sanctuary followed by a 2:30 PM “Celebration of Life Well Lived” service, also in the sanctuary, and then will be placed next to his beloved in Green Hill Cemetery. He was a faithful member of Childersburg First Baptist Church since 1948 and served in a long list of capacities: President of the First Brotherhood Group in 1951, Deacon, Chairman of Deacons, Sunday School Supt., Building Committee Chairman in 1975 to build the new sanctuary with Rev. Lonnie Byrd (who will deliver the Celebration of Life Message), Current Member of Building and Grounds and for the last 14 years has faithfully served in whatever needed to be done. The Church Administrative Assistant, Michele McGaha, stated: “Mr. Jimmy has touched every inch of the First Baptist Church building in some way for the last 70 years. The love that God gave him, he gave back by taking care of His House. You could tell that he loved the Lord by the love he had for the Lord’s House. “ First Baptist Church Pastor Skip Parvin stated: “If something needed to be done at the building, Mr. Jimmy didn’t talk about it, he just did it! He was married for 68 years to the only love of his life, Margueritte Lockhart, as they showed us about what a role model couple looks like of true love and partnership with God in the center. They met in fall 1943 at the USO building in Childersburg and were married in 1945. He served two years in the Merchant Marines during the War, then upon returning to Childersburg worked at Beaunit Mills in the Power House while learning electrical work on his own by purchasing a book, then getting his license to do work all around the community as a second job. The Beaunit plant closed in 1971 and rather than travel with the electrical union, he chose to continue Lockhart Electric Company by building a facility on Highway 280. Margueritte Lockhart partnered with him from the beginning, with sister in law, Mary Francis Connell joining them a few years later. The company was well known for high quality electrical and HVAC service as well as appliances. If you wanted it done right the first time, you called Lockhart Electric. After serving the community until1991 he sold the business and they retired to Lake Martin for about 12 years, before returning to Childersburg in 2003. Jimmy Lockhart used the three gifts God gave him and then flat wore them out after 92 years of faithful service: 1. A high speed computer between his ears and hands that could fix anything 2. A work ethic that was unmatched 3. A faithful love for his God, church, family, and friends that was deep He was the best of Fathers to: Barbara "Babs" Jean Lucas (Billy), and James R. "Butch" Lockhart Jr. (Cindi); Grandfather to: Anthony Lucas (Sherry), Jeana Lucas Williamson (Dylan), James R. "Skip" Lockhart III, Lydia Lockhart (Aaron Soellenger), Jake Lockhart (Amy Lee), Jimmy Lockhart, Katie Lockhart, Stephanie Russo (Eric Ford), Michelle Kalogeros, Lauren Sipes (Zach); Great Grandfather to: Jordan Lucas, Josh Lucas, Harper Grace Williamson, Dylan Williamson, Jr., Evie Lockhart-Soellenger, Cole Russo, Crew Ford, Elijah Sipes, Micah Sipes. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the First Baptist Church of Childersburg. Online condolences may be offered at www.curtisandsonfunerals.com Curtis and Son Funeral Home Childersburg Chapel will direct the services that will be held at the First Baptist Church of Childersburg.
- First Baptist Church of Childersburg
- Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018
- Celebration of Life Well Lived Saturday, August 4, 2018
- Burial Saturday, August 4, 2018
James R. Lockhart
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August 4, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to everyone. My mom, Jimmy Hylemon Lowe, sends her love. If there's anything I can do for yall in your time of need, please let me know.
August 3, 2018
Butch, while Paula and I pray that the Lord will comfort you and your family in your loss and grief, we rejoice in the life which your dad lived. We praise God in the certain knowledge that your dad is now rejoicing with our Savior, Jesus, and the loved ones with whom he shared such a fruitful and Christ-like life here on earth.