Larry Locke finished his journey on this earth on Sunday afternoon, April 29. He was born on April 5, 1942, in Shelbyville, TN, to the late W. H. and Pansy Locke. He was preceded in death by his sister Judy Leverette and her husband Melvin.
He is survived by Carol, his wife of 54 years; their son Jason Locke and his wife Julie in Fresno, CA; and their daughter Suzanne Norfleet and her husband Stephen in Cary, North Carolina. Their four grandsons were a special joy to him: Jericho Locke, Jacob Locke, Caleb Norfleet, and Ethan Norfleet. David and Mary Waller of Houston, Dean Waller and Jack Sansolo of Boston, and Amos and Anne Allen of Nashville are brothers and sisters in-law.
Larry had preached for churches in Burns, TN; Indiana; Ohio; and West Virginia before moving to the College Street (now College Hills) Church of Christ in 1977. He had strong feelings for the needs of people and demonstrated that with support for The Fellowship House, AA, Jail Ministry, Hearn House, Hearthside Assisted Living, Sherry’s Run, Brooks House, Cedarcroft, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and Habitat for Humanity. His life preached his faith in God and his desire to help others find that faith.
He was a graduate of Lipscomb University, the University of Akron, and Kent State University.
The family is having private family memory times. Larry’s life has been celebrated in many beautiful ways that he could enjoy by his College Hills church family. College Hills will spend time remembering Larry at the end of their 8:45 and 11:00 worship services on Sunday, May 6.
Memorials may be made to College Hills Church of Christ for recovery/assistance programs (1401 Leevlle Pike, Lebanon 37090) or to Sherry’s Run (P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088) in honor of his many years of running and helping those who were fighting cancer.
PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL 615-444-7007 www.partlowchapel.com