Deputy Sheriff, Alexis Thunder Eagle Locklear

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Deputy, Alexis Thunder Eagle Locklear, age 23 of Lumberton was killed in the line of duty in a vehicle accident while en route to assist a fellow officer on March 1, 2018.

Funeral services to honor his life and service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th at the Purnell Swett High School Gymnasium officiated by Pastor Bishop Kenneth Locklear. Entombment will follow the service in Lumbee Memorial Gardens.

Thunder, the loving son of Gina Jacobs Locklear and Alexis Locklear was born April 5, 1994 in Laurinburg, North Carolina. He was an all around good man who was the center of his family with three older sisters and three younger sisters. He graduated from Purnell Swett High School and the Robeson County Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training. He was sworn in with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office on May 16, 2017 assigned to the Patrol Division, Shift C where he courageously served and protected the people of Scotland County until his death.

Thunder attended the Saddletree Church of God in Lumberton. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing video games, basketball and studying astronomy. He was a talented artist and musician who enjoyed traveling to the beach, camping and bonfires. Known, loved and respected by many, Thunder made an impression on all he encountered and he will forever be remembered for his courage and sacrifice.

He leaves behind his daughter, Adalyn Inali Locklear; mother, Gina Jacobs Locklear; father, Alexis Locklear; grandparents, Samuel “Sam” Jacobs, Vonnie Jacobs, Alex and Doris Locklear; sisters, Shalasha S. Deese (Dr. Shawn Deese), Megan Locklear, Eliza Locklear, Elena Locklear, Alyssa Locklear, Aliyah Locklear; aunts, uncles including a special uncle, Jason A. Jacobs; Adalyn's mother, Angelica Allenl and his special friend, Marissa Locklear, a host of nieces, nephews and his Law Enforcement Family.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6th at the Stewartsville Baptist Church, 10401 McColl Road, Laurinburg, NC.