Heaven received another angel into their arms last night. Earl Vinson Locklear gained his angel wings at 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
He always said that the Lord had blessed him richly throughout his life, and even though it was cut short with cancer, he said he couldn't be greedy and expect any more.
He was born on July 31, 1955 to Nathaniel Locklear and Rosa Lee Davis in Scotland County, N.C.
The family moved to Detroit, Mich. when Earl was a boy, where he later met his first wife, Linda L. Huckleberry.
They were married on June 28, 1975 and were married till her death on June 23, 2003.
He married Linda L. Johnson on October 17, 2003, and they were able to enjoy almost 14 years of marriage until his passing.
He spent 30 years working for Chrysler till his retirement in 2004. He was a member of UAW 1166.
Anyone that knew Earl knew that he loved his family and loved the Tigers and the Lions.
He is survived by sonsGreg (Angie) Locklear, Aaron (Janet)
Locklear, Josh Locklear and Kevin Johnson; daughtersAngela (Patrick) McFeeley, Sherry Reynolds and Mary (Chris) Catron; brothersHerman (Patty) Locklear, Larry Locklear, Nathan (Robin) Locklear and sister,
Carrie DeBlock; 19 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his fatherNathan Locklear; brotherRichard Locklear; his first wifeLinda Huckleberry Locklear; and daughterRoseanna Locklear.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Old Bethel Church Cemetery. Burial will be in the Old Bethel Church Cemetery.
Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
WILMA JEAN WEST
Published on May 16, 2017