James Lee “Jim” Locklin

James Lee “Jim” Locklin

Thorndale, Milam County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Sep 1986 (aged 64)
Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
Burial San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA
Plot AJ5
Memorial ID 20691191 · View Source
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US Navy
World War II

Boatswain Mate 1/c James L. Locklin, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Locklin, Thorndale. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego, Cal. Served in SW Pacific, New Georgia, Saipan, Guam, Tinian and Philippine Islands. Awarded A-P (Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal), American Defense, Philippine Liberation and Good Conduct Ribbon, 3 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

♥ My Dad & My Hero, So Loved & Missed ♥

James Lee Locklin - Son of Theodore Francis "Rat" Locklin and Eva Burke.

Brother of Francis "Burke", Samuel "Dixon" and Edna Earle Locklin.

James Lee married, 12 Nov 1950 in Freer, Duvall Co., TX, Henrietta Marie "Henri" Benad, a daughter of Gustav D "Gus" Benad Jr and "Edith" Myrtle Herring.

Father of James Scott, David Burke, Jay Francis and Sarah Janell Locklin.

Grandson of Samuel Griffith Locklin & Sarah Frances Large and Rev Dowen Sibley Burke & Cora Louise Page.
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Thorndale Champion
September 25, 1986

James Lee Locklin

James Lee Locklin, 64, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1986 in Scott & White Hospital, Temple, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Theodore Francis and Eva Burke Locklin, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Thorndale, Masonic Lodge No. 978 of Thorndale, Post Oak Island Lodge No. 181 of Beaukiss, and the VFW of Thorndale. He was also a Navy veteran of WWII.

Services were held Friday in Condra Memorial Chapel in Taylor with the Rev. Jim Turnage of Bremond, officiating. Burial was in Locklin Cemetery with members of the Masonic lodges conducting the grave side rites and acting as pallbearers.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Sarah) Taylor of Thorndale, three sons, James Scott Locklin and Jay Francis Locklin both of Thorndale and David Burke Locklin of Delta, Utah; one sister, Mrs. Edna Byrer of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; one brother, Francis Burke Locklin of Lakewood, Colorado, and six grandchildren.
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My sincerest and most heartfelt thanks to Juel for the wonderful and generous surprise of her sponsorship of my Dad's memorial. You brought tears to my eyes and I will be forever grateful.
~♥~ God Bless You, Juel ~♥~

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OCT. 11, 1921
SEPT. 17, 1986


Gravesite Details Double Marker with wife, Henrietta Marie Benad Locklin.

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  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 29 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20691191
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lee “Jim” Locklin (11 Oct 1921–17 Sep 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20691191, citing Locklin Cemetery, San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .