G. Richard Locke

December 25, 1925August 28, 2018

G. Richard Locke, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:48 AM Tuesday August 28, 2018 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville, Ohio. Dick was born December 25, 1925 in Greenville and the son of the late Leonard and Lottie (Smith) Locke.

He retired in 1985 as Sales Manager of Greenville Concrete as was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. Dick was an avid trumpet player and was a very active and well known instructor. He had played in many jazz and concert bands and spent 40 years as the trumpet player in the Donn Smith Orchestra. He also served as President of the former Greenville Musician Club and a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law Jim Brown and his sister Lanette Locke.

Dick was survived by his wife Hazel (Goodrich) Locke of Greenville. They were married November 19, 1944. Also children Lynn (James) Viall of Vista, California, Deborah Locke of Cincinnati and Lori (Grant) Lovett of Brownsburg, Indiana; grandchildren Emily (Scott) Montenaro, Tim Myers, Piper Lovett and Mason Lovett; great grandchildren Arden Montenaro and Charlotte Montenaro; brother Robert Locke of Piqua as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care of Darke County.


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Betsy Miller

August 31, 2018

Dear Lynn, Debbie, and Lori -
Thinking of your family with warm memories of our days growing up together in the Water Street neighborhood . Your grandparents were our next door neighbors and your house close by on Walnut St. Lots of fun times with the Brinkmans and the Lutzes and all the many other children up and down the street. I dearly loved your grandparents and Lanette who were always so gracious and friendly to us. May God bless you with His love and peace as you grieve the loss of your father. Sincere sympathy to your mother, also. I remember always her beautiful smile.
Sincerely, Betsy Nealeigh Miller