Tommy L. Locke, 76, of Kirbyville passed away Monday, Nov. 16, surrounded by his loving family.
Tommy was born May 23, 1939 in Shelby County, to Sybil (Powdrill) and Vernon Lee Locke. He lived in the Kirbyville area since 1992 and previously in Henderson and New Mexico. Tommy was employed with Bealls Department Store for many years and owed his own business, retiring at the age of 65. He was of the Southern Baptist Faith and member of First Baptist Church of Jasper. Tommy enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and his vegetable garden. Tommy was also very active in the Lions Club in Orange, Carlsbad, NM and Jasper. Tommy was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, who loved spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Amy Hudnall.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen Locke of Kirbyville; daughters, Jennifer Blount and husband, Darryll of Orange and Diane Murray and husband Patrick of Kirbyville; sister, Cindy Naivar and husband, Bill of Hiram, GA and brother, Gene Locke and wife, Vicky of Orange. He is also survived by his grandchildren, John Blount, Destrick Back, Brad Murray, Bobby Murray, Katie Ames, Kelsey Murray and Kelli Murray; 15 great grandchildren and one on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, at 11:00 am, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange.
Honoring Tommy as pallbearers will be John Blount, Destrick Back, Brad Murray, Bobby Murray, Mitch Ames and Adam Carter.
Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to express a thank you to Harbor Hospice of Jasper, especially Vicky Beall and nurses aids, for all the love and care given to our love one, Tommy.