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