Friday, August 31, 2018

G. Richard Locke (August 28, 2018)

G. Richard Locke, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 11:48 AM Tuesday August 28, 2018 at the State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville, Ohio. Dick was born December 25, 1925 in Greenville and the son of the late Leonard and Lottie (Smith) Locke.

He retired in 1985 as Sales Manager of Greenville Concrete as was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. Dick was an avid trumpet player and was a very active and well known instructor. He had played in many jazz and concert bands and spent 40 years as the trumpet player in the Donn Smith Orchestra. He also served as President of the former Greenville Musician Club and a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law Jim Brown and his sister Lanette Locke.

Dick was survived by his wife Hazel (Goodrich) Locke of Greenville. They were married November 19, 1944. Also children Lynn (James) Viall of Vista, California, Deborah Locke of Cincinnati and Lori (Grant) Lovett of Brownsburg, Indiana; grandchildren Emily (Scott) Montenaro, Tim Myers, Piper Lovett and Mason Lovett; great grandchildren Arden Montenaro and Charlotte Montenaro; brother Robert Locke of Piqua as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care of Darke County.

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