OBITUARY

James A. Lockard

May 3, 1940October 23, 2015

James “Doc Locke” Allan Lockard, 75, of Evansville, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015, at Deaconess Gateway. He was born May 3, 1940, in Griffin, Indiana to Pauline and William Lockard.

Jim joined Indiana Bell after leaving the military. He retired from Alcatel-Lucent in 1996 after 30 years, working as a repair technician in the business sector. While in Indianapolis, he took care of communications at Raceway Park in Speedway, IN, National Drags, Indiana State Fair, and took care of the headsets for the blind at the Shrine Circus.

He joined the Air Force in 1962 and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a marksmanship instructor in Rifle and Pistol. Jim taught classes at NASA and Atomic Energy Commission, Chemical, Biological, and Radiological classes were taught at the Saudia Base. Jim received the Good Conduct Medal, outstanding unit citations, Oak Leaf Cluster and was assigned to SAC.

He liked to fish and hunt and did so until he became ill. He loved his dogs and always had three or four. He and his grandson, Josh, had restored a ’49 Ford truck that was his pride and joy.

Jim is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon; daughters, Stacey Hauschild (Carl David) and Shannon Lockard; brother, William (Shirley); grandsons, Josh and Tyler Lane; niece, Laura Carey; nephew, Mike Lockard and family; dogs, Memphis, Daisy, and Clyde.

To my husband: We had a romance that was silly and sweet and sometimes different, but was always what we needed. We knew each other, trusted each other, and loved each other. Sharing 52 years with you will make the days ahead mean so much more.

Friends may visit Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Alexander West Chapel with graveside services at 1:00 PM at Alexander Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society-Spirit Fund. Condolences may be made online at AlexanderNorthChapel.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 27, 2015
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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James A. Lockard

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Judy Boatright

October 26, 2015

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

October 26, 2015

My condolences to your family. I have very fond memories of the summer I spent with your warm, kind family and our beloved departed relatives. Hope your grief is eased by good memories and loving thoughts,
Medina, granddaughter of Madine

October 26, 2015

Our mother was "Jimmy's" mother's sister, Aunt Pauline. Jimmy was a smart saucy funny handsome cousin whom I later teasingly called "The Blond Elvis". Jimmy was the object of unabashed childhood crushes from me and my sister Dietra. As children of a railroad engineer father, we managed to travel in the summer for four days by train from California to the midwest to visit almost every year to visit "Billy and Jimmy" and the rest of the family. He teased us unmercifully. We loved visiting the family and will always have dear memories. Although we have been so far away for so long, our hearts are with our family at this time of loss. He has braved the crossing before us and we remain to remember him with love, respect, and admiration for a good man that lived a good life and will always be in our hearts.

FROM THE FAMILY