John Franklin Locklear



John Franklin Locklear, age 80 of Charlotte, formerly of Laurinburg, passed away at his home on Monday, November 27, 2017.

John, son of the late Walter Ray Locklear and Evelyn Locklear was born January 16, 1937 in Scotland County. He established his own business in 1965 known as Locklear Siding and Remodeling in Charlotte where he continued to operate until his retirement. He served as a longtime member of Bible Tabernacle of Charlotte. John enjoyed gardening and loved sharing time with his family.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Grady Locklear, Billy Locklear, Walter Ray Locklear, Jr., Ricky Locklear; sisters, Marie Locklear and Barbara Jean Lee.

John leaves behind his devoted wife of 56 years, Barbara Lowery Locklear of their home in Charlotte and sons, John Marlon Locklear (Bernice) of Concord, Marke Franklin Locklear of Charlotte; brothers, Artis Locklear of Pembroke and, Dale Locklear; sisters, Mildred Locklear of Pembroke, Peggy Locklear Lee of Rockingham; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Rev. Matamba Mbayabu. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Richard Boles Funeral Service.