Obituary for Rev. Earl "Billy" Locklear
Rev. Earl "Billy" Locklear, 76, entered into new life on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born April 02, 1941 in Robeson County, NC to the late Burley and Elsie Jane Locklear. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Sally "Lee" Hunt and Sarah Clark.
Rev. Locklear carried the Gospel of Christ for 45 years. He pastored New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Concord, NC and more recently Mt. Olive FWB, Kannapolis, NC. Rev. Locklear and his family traveled extensively singing and evangelizing for many years.
A celebration of life service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church, 229 Westover Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28081 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park, China Grove, NC. A gathering of family and friends will be held form 7:00pm until 9:00pm Monday, October 2, 2017 at the Church.
Those left to cherish his memories; sons, Billy and wife Sandra Locklear of Chesterfield, SC and Perry and wife Sonda Locklear of Stanford, KY; daughter, Michelle and husband Page Inge of Yanceyville, NC; sister, Margret Chavis of Lumberton, NC; grandchildren, Nicole, Ethan, Dakota, Montana and Tripp; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Cash and Avery.
Pallbearers, Ethan Locklear, Dakota Vaughan, Tommy Kepley, NIck Lambert, Tony Paladino and A.J. Paladino; Honorary Pallbearers, Earl Rahme, Rick Kepley, Greg McNeill, Laster Shoe and Bobby Ross.
Good Shepherd Funeral Home is honored to serve the Locklear Family.