James Ernest Locklear

December 3, 1943 - July 26, 2019
James Ernest Locklear


James Ernest Locklear, “The Leland Bike Man”, 75, passed away Friday July 26, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Reatha (McGirt) Locklear.

James is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Suzanne Locklear; his sons James Jr, Timmy, Ricky, Mickey; his daughter Tara Bindewald and many extended family members.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior at the Zion United Methodist Church located at 6864 Zion Church Road NE Leland NC 28451. A committal service will be immediately following in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in James’ honor to Lower Cape Fear Hospice via tmcfunding.com. Or a donation may be made in James’ honor directly to Zion United Methodist Church.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 525 Village Road Leland NC 28451 910-383-3511.


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  • July 26, 2019
    Dora lit a candle:
    Lit since July 26, 2019 at 7:55:25 PM

  • July 27, 2019
    Briana says:
    Sad to say that I received this call this morning still thought I was dreaming til I actually woke up love yhu dearly uncle Mann and you will truely be missed me and the babies love you dearly and god now gained a beatiful angel

  • July 28, 2019
    Frank King says:
    My condolences Tara and family. May the grace of Almighty God sustain you during this time of physical separation. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • July 29, 2019
    Jim Mincher says:
    Sorry to hear the news! I am glad I had the chance to get to know James through bicycles though. Me being in the bicycle business I had many dealings with him and James was always a very straight up and kind person who had fun with bikes the way I do. We (every one at Two Wheeler Dealer) will all miss you James!!!!!!

  • July 29, 2019
    Steve & Shirley Locklear lit a candle:
    Lit since July 29, 2019 at 7:27:44 PM