Diane Hynes Locke
September 13, 1935 – February 19, 2021
Diane Hynes Locke, 85, of Raleigh, NC, died on Friday February 19, 2021, from cancer.
Diane is survived by her son Scott Parsons of Raleigh and Atlantic Beach, and her granddaughter Joslyn Parsons, of Omaha, Nebraska. She is also survived by siblings Jack Hynes, Bobby Hynes, David Hynes, Pat Strahler of Maryland, and Dee Nester of Pennsylvania. Diane was predeceased by her sister Ann Staton, and brother Billy Hynes.
Diane was born in Catonsville, Maryland on September 13, 1935, to John and Lois Hynes. Her family eventually moved to Hatboro, PA, where Diane finished school. Following school, she began her professional career as an office administrator in the real estate field and became lead majorette for the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1973 Diane relocated to North Carolina where she established Container Systems Incorporated with her son Scott Parsons. Diane and Scott sold CSI to Universal Forest Products Incorporated in 2014.
From childhood, Diane participated in competitive sports though offshore sport fishing became her truest passion. From their Sears john boat, Diane and Scott agreed that if they could ever catch a blue marlin they would stand on the bow of the boat and yell “Oh lucky me!”. Their boats grew in size, and Diane enjoyed participating in billfish tournaments for more than 30 years, many of them on her boat O Lucky Me.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 11:00 am at Brown Wynne Funeral Home at 1701 Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Please attend (wearing a mask) or view the service on the Brown Wynne Millbrook Facebook page.
Diane was a member of the International Women’s Fishing Association and personally supported the IWFA Scholarship Fund. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the IWFA Scholarship Fund, PO Box 530816, Miami Shores, Florida, 33153-0816.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home
Diane Hynes Locke
February 25, 2021
We have been missing and will miss Diane. She was a cheerful and welcoming neighbor who always greeted us in a positive and cheerful manner. We have many fond memories of her including her well trained beloved dogs delivering the morning paper to her, neighborly visits, and her annual holiday parties in past years. She set a wonderful example of a successful business woman, as well as a successful woman with many adventures and tales in the deep sea fishing sport. From our perspective, she reflected a life well lived.
Kent and Mary Christison
February 24, 2021
To the Family of Diane Hynes Locke,
My God Bless you all and may God give you the strength and knowing that Diane is SAFE in His Embrace for Eternity.
Although I did not know Diane, we have a mutual friend, Joan Vernon, an IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Recipient who posted a link on her FB page and Legacy.com of Diane's passing. Diane and Joan both shared an perpetual passion for Offshore Sport & Tournament Fishing.
I also have a lifetime love of fishing from my Father who passed when I was a child and my Mother, at 90 who passed away in my arms in late 2019.
I pray for you - her Family and Friends and send my deepest condolences and empathy for your sorrow and loss.
She will be Forever in your Hearts and
Rest Peacefully in Heaven.
Linda J. Gustas
Jensen Beach, FL &
Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 20, 2021
I've known Diane for many years and always had the utmost respect for her and she did for me. May our heavenly Father who's wisdom and understanding, surpasses ours, comfort and keep you during this time. God was ready for an angel and he chose Diane.💔