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Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL

OBITUARY

Rex Locklear

June 1, 1959January 5, 2020

Rex Locklear of Atlantic Beach passed away January 5, 2020. He was born in Lumberton, NC on June 1, 1959 and graduated from Pembroke High School.

Rex married Shelia Locklear June 29, 1984. He retired from the US Navy after 22 years of service. Soon after his retirement, Rex began his 2nd career at BAE with whom he is still employed.

He was a longtime member and Deacon at Oak Harbor Baptist Church and was known as a jack-of-all-trades preferring to work outdoors. In addition to his wife, Shelia, he is survived by his daughter, Ashley Baker (Arsenio); grandchildren, La’Niyah, Za’Riyah, Alijah, and Alaya; sister, Judy Locklear; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Tuesday, January 14th at Oak Harbor Baptist Church, Atlantic Beach. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Memories

Rex Locklear

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patti shank

January 19, 2020

Thank you for your service at the church. You will be missed. We know your in a better place, but we will all be missing you down here. Thank you for writing BJ in Prison that was a blessing.

Sheila we feel for you and the rest of the family. I feel your pain and your all in our prayers at this time.

Rex we will see you again one day.

James Camuso

January 14, 2020

Such an inspiration to my own life, Rex would listen to my troubles and offer sage advice with understanding and true concern for me.
I miss his direct approach to life.

Debbie Godwin

January 13, 2020

What a privilege to know you and work with you in the service of our Lord. You were always a welcoming person gifted with the ability to fix anything and make everything around you thrive. Such a blessing to be your friend. I will always cherish the memories of you on a lawn mower or having a blower in your hand. Raising and lowering the flag. Holding a door open or closing one too. Taking out the trash, mopping the floor. Handing out the bulletins, teaching SS and Bible Studies all while being a beacon to the church and always keeping us in prayer.
Until we meet again...
Prayers for the family. Shelia you are in my thoughts and may you stay strong in the loving memories you have to hold onto.

Pamela Oxendine

January 11, 2020

Dear cousin! Enjoy heaven until we get there. Give aunt and uncle a hug for me and tell daddy I miss and love him!!! Love you Rex and I'm praying for your family! You were truly one of a kind!!!

Nora Morehouse

January 10, 2020

Rex was a very bright beacon for God. His love always shown bright and genuine. His light on Earth will be missed. I will see you again my dear brother in Christ.

Greg Crocker

January 10, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of Rex passing, but I know where he has gone. It was my honor to be a part of his deacon ordination service. Praying for all the family.

Paula Bailey

January 10, 2020

I will miss seeing Rex mowing the yard at oak harbor. Sheila you have my condolences.

Towanda Oxendine Locklear

January 8, 2020

Rex- Your were a few years ahead of me. I’m glad I’m able to post this memorial. Thanks for the times at vacation bible school playing and over at Clare & Alton’s. (Nina and I were in class together. Travis was my little brother). I remember that lovely smile and your laugh. You will be missed.

Ashley Baker

January 8, 2020

I couldn’t of asked for a better daddy. You meant everything to me. You will forever be missed. I love you so much.

Avery Chavis

January 8, 2020

To you my friend. I know you are in a beautiful place now. May God wrap his arms of comfort around your family.

FROM THE FAMILY