Robert Lockwood

Robert E. “Bob” Lockwood, 69, of Parsons passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Durant, Oklahoma.

Robert Eugene Lockwood was born on Oct. 6, 1950, to Eugene Earl and Dorothy J. (Green) Lockwood in Wellington. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Wellington until moving with his family to Parsons in 1964. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1969 and then earned an associate’s degree from Labette Community College. From 1973 to 1983, Bob was a Parsons police officer. He then worked at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center until his retirement. For several of those years at PSHTC, he worked in Ash Cottage.

He was a member of Assembly of God Church in the past and attended Center Bethel Church for a time. His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family, especially attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also enjoyed going to casinos and playing poker and pitch. Fantasy football and baseball were also favorite activities.

On June 25, 2016, Bob and Mary A. Willey were united in marriage. She survives of the home.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lockwood of the home; two daughters, Heather Lockwood (Bryan Salone) of Dallas and Jessica Canarte (Jesse) of Owasso, Oklahoma; a stepson, Randy Burris (Cara) of Overland Park; three stepdaughters, Sandy Lyons (Eddie) of Chandler, Arizona, Pam Burris of Parsons and Debbie McDaniel of Chandler, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, Alyssa, Avary, Ansley, Adelyn, Karter, Rogan, Kendal, Kahlen, Alexzandrea, Aalayah, Jace and Ariana; three sisters, Darlene Jump (Thomas Mac) of Richmond, Texas, his twin, Roberta Sharp of Parsons and Sandy Shears (B.J.) of Altamont; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Parsons Arboretum. Inurnment will take place at a later time at Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Since Bob had been an organ recipient, the family suggests memorial donations to either Midwest Transplant Network, the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation of America. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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