|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2010|
Decorated veteran of the United States Merchant Marine, past president of the Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society.
John Mackey Lockhart, 83, passed away February 20th as a result of injuries sustained when struck by a vehicle at 5 points on February 17th. John was a descendant of Richard Lockhart, who fought with George Washington. He was born at Camp Johnston, Fl., now the site of N.A.S. He was a veteran of the American Merchant Marines (WWII), and a member of the Army Engineers Reserve (Korean War). He retired from the City of Jacksonville Electric and Water Utilities (now JEA) as Station Engineer (Northside Generating Station) in 1968. He then took employment as Chief Operator and Site Superintendent with Vinnell Corp. during the conflict in Vietnam. After Vietnam, he worked for Laramore, Douglas, and Popham. Later, as Senior Service and District Service Engineer for Riley Stoker Corp. John worked in many countries, to include; Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Spain, and South Africa. Retiring from Riley Stoker Corp. in 1987, John became an active part of the community. He was past president of The Ostomy Assoc. (chapter #211), a member of The Chester P. Tuttle Post of The American Legion (Auburn, Ma.),and was the current president of The American Merchant Marine Veterans, St. Johns River Chapter. For 17 yrs. he did daily volunteer work at both Shands, and Methodist hospitals. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha; son, Robert Lee Lockhart and stepson, James W. Burnette Jr. He is survived by a daughter, Vikki Lamb; stepdaughter, Claudia (Richard) Borkenhiem; sons, Dr. John (Jan) E. Lockhart, Donald (Jennie) I. Lockhart; cousin, (and dear friend) Sharyn Lockhart; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 24 in the chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 940 Cesery Blvd. with Rev. Bill Turner officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Merchant Marine Veterans (St. John's River Chapter), Jacksonville Maritime Museum, or The Huntington's Society.
Florida Times Union, Feb 23 2010
Maintained by: Fran Lockhart
Originally Created by: Susan
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
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