Robert Allen Lockamy

September 24, 1926 - November 2, 2010
Robert Allen Lockamy

Robert Allen Lockamy, 84, of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday at Northside Baptist Church with Reverend Rob Strickland and Alfred Joyner officiating. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will see friends 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lockamy was born in Elkin, NC on September 24, 1926, the son of the late John Robert Lockamy and the late Rose Catlett Lockamy. He was a 1947 graduate of New Hanover High School, a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy and was retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad.

He will always be remembered for his passion and love for growing plants. He and his wife owned and operated Lockamy’s Greenhouses for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Peggy Smith Lockamy; a daughter, Ann Willard and husband Ezell of Wilmington; two sons, John Lockamy II and wife Frances of Delco, NC , Dale Lockamy and wife Debbie of Tarheel, NC; three grandchildren, Shannon and husband Dr. Richard Pierce of Raleigh, NC, Audrey and husband David Dombrowski of Wilmington and John Lockamy III of Daytona Beach, FL; two brothers, Joe Lockamy and wife Betty of Wilmington and Jackie Lockamy of Harrells, NC.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Mae Raines and Cornelia Jenkins.

The family will be at the home of his daughter Ann Willard.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc. 1305 Navaho Drive Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27609.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • November 02, 2010
    Jimmy and Brenda Walker says:
    Dear Ann, Ezell, and Johnny, We were sadden to hear the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers will be with during this difficult time. May God bless you all. May your hearts be filled with love, your souls with peace, and your minds with wonderful memories of good times. Love to you all, Jimmy and Brenda

  • November 03, 2010
    Pat & Walter Kusek says:
    Mrs. Lockamy, Ann, Ezell, Johnny, Frances, Shannon and Rich-our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. L, as I called him, was quite a guy and I am sure he has been placed in charge of the greenhouse in Heaven. Much love, Pat and Walter

  • November 04, 2010
    Bonnie Eksten says:
    Mr. Lockamy and I talked frequently when I was the business editor at the Star News. I knew that when my phone rang at 8:30, I could pour myself a cup of coffee and we could chat for 10 minutes or so on the "state of the city, or county or state or country." Sometimes he would call to tell me that my column was right on and sometimes how my column had missed the mark. Sometimes we chatted about flowers and sometimes we chatted about his family and how much he cared for you and how proud he was of you. When I retired, he was kind enough to track down my home phone number and keep in touch. I will always remember our "morning meetings" and your husband and father fondly. Sincerely, Bonnie Eksten

  • November 04, 2010
    DONNA LANE says:
    DEAR PEGGY AND FAMILY, MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. I WILL NEVER FORGET ROBERT AND ALL OF HIS STORIES.

  • November 04, 2010
    Kim Garnette says:
    Ann and family, I had the pleasure of meeting your Dad when he was looking for help for him and your Mom. Even though our business relationship ended, he continued to call me to chat from time to time. I always enjoyed our conversations. He was a great story teller and I always enjoyed hearing about "the good old days". I have thought of him often in the last few years and I know he is happy to be out of pain now. Condolences and blessings to your family.