Howard Locklear



Howard Locklear, age 46 of Maxton passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Sycamore Hill Holiness Church. Burial with military honors will follow in the Sycamore Church Cemetery. Rev. Eddie Carter and Rev. Floyd Hunt will officiate the services.

Howard was born June 15, 1970 in Scotland County, son of Mary Strong Jacobs and the late Belton Locklear, Jr. He was a Veteran of Operation Desert Storm who proudly served in the United States Army. He attended Sycamore Hill Holiness Church, enjoyed going to Flea Markets, whittling and carving wood. Howard truly loved sharing time with his family and friends.

He leaves behind his daughters, Nora L. Locklear of the home and Mary S. Goins of Rockingham; wife, Melissa Goins Locklear of Lumberton; his mother, Mary S. Jacobs and husband J.T. of Lumberton; brothers, David Strong (Lori) of Maxton, Melton Locklear (Amy) of Lumberton, Stenson Jacobs (Yonn) of Rowland; sister, Liz Goins of Maxton; special nephew and his heart, Cory Strong of the home; great nephew and niece, Kyler Strong and Olivia Strong; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Richard Boles Funeral Service.