D.E. ‘Woody’ Locke Jr.

D.E. ‘Woody’ Locke Jr.

McCUNE — D.E. “Woody” Locke Jr., 82, of McCune and formerly of Parsons, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital at Pittsburg.

He was born July 19, 1939, in Galesburg, a son of Maude Maxine (Matthews) and Darrice Elwood Locke Sr. He was raised and attended school in Parsons. Upon graduating from Parsons High School, he began working with his father at Locke’s Salvage. On May 6, 1963, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was discharged on Feb. 3, 1969, but continued service in the Army Reserves. He returned to Parsons to begin employment with the Katy Railroad. He moved to Kingsport, Tennessee, in 1970 and worked at an auto repair shop. He lived in various communities before returning to Parsons in 1976 and continued working at Locke’s Salvage and Lamm’s Trucks. He moved to McCune in 1985 and operated D.E.L. Services.

On April 16, 1965, he married Kay Stover. They later divorced. He then married Glenna McGuire, and they also divorced. He married Annita Newton Lovett on July 4, 2001, in McCune. She survives of the home.

He was a Methodist. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting and telling jokes.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Michael Cackler, and his wife, Teresa, of Pinedale, Wyoming, J.T. Locke and his companion, Michelle Mizer, of McCune and Blake Mathis and his wife, Mallory, of Parsons; two daughters, Sherri Kluber and her husband, Jim, of Grove, Oklahoma, and Sheila Thornton, and her husband, Rick, of Dennis; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sandy Spear and her husband, Daryl, of Columbus and Jan McCleod of Rogers, Arkansas; a half sister, Katherine Bandy and her husband, Lloyd, of Weir; two stepbrothers, Norman Christmore of McCune and Lloyd Christmore of Portland, Oregon; two stepsisters, Patricia Snow and her husband, Gaylen, of Weir and Letha Harris of Pittsburg; and multiple nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lana Locke; and a brother in-law, Bob McCleod.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery patio with Mike Carter officiating. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the family to defray expenses. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

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