Frederick Charles Locke

October 8, 1934 - March 24, 2022
Frederick Charles Locke

Frederick Charles Locke, age 87 of Wilmington passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 at his home on Windemere Road.

Fred was born in Waterloo, Iowa on October 8, 1934. His parents were Charles Locke and Margaret Harvey Locke. Fred was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Awilda “Willie” Gould Locke on June 25, 2018.

Fred was a longtime professional Funeral Director and was the owner of Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo, Iowa for many years until his retirement. Upon his retirement he and “Willie” moved to be near her family in Wilmington, NC. Fred was a member of St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church, and enjoyed playing golf at our many golf courses in the area.

Fred is survived by his sons, David Ray Locke and Frederick Charles Locke, II.

Fred will be placed beside his beloved wife, “Willie” at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church Cemetery. The graveside service will be 2pm Friday, April 1, 2022 led by Rev. Richard Elliott.

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  • June 28, 2022
    Max Mueller says:
    Fred and David, I just saw that your dad died. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you both are doing OK.

  • April 05, 2022
    Verla Paulson, Heidi Paulson, Naomi Calderon says:
    We were saddened to hear of Fred's passing. We have so many fond memories of our families getting together or hunting excursions at Uncle Lonny's farm. Fred had an amazing sense of humor and an infectious laugh. We are sending love and thoughts of peace at this most difficult time.