Bobby Eugene Lockett , Jr.

  • Born: July 18, 1963
  • Died: November 10, 2019
  • Location: Fairland, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Franklin Township Chapel

5950 E Thompson Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Tel. (317) 783-3653

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Bobby Eugene Lockett, Jr. died peacefully in his home on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Fairland, Indiana at the age of 56 after a hard fought battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer.

Bobby is survived by his wife April (Carter) Lockett, sons Zachary Daniel Lockett (Brooke) and Adam Michael Lockett, grandchildren Landen Riley Lockett and Mara Ruby Lockett, brother Matthew A. Lockett (Kimberly), father-in-law, Jerry L. Carter, mother-in-law, Sallie Carter, brother-in-law, Michael L. Carter (Janene), nieces and nephews: Taylor Lockett, Fisher Lockett, Samuel Lockett, Gracie Lockett, Alisha Carter, Mitchell Carter and Matthew Carter, preceded in death by his father Bobby Eugene Lockett, his mother Irma Lou Lockett,

Bobby was born on July 18, 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Bobby and Irma Lockett. He graduated from Warren Central High School in 1981 and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Bobby married his longtime sweetheart April Lockett in 1984 and the couple celebrated 35 years of marriage this November. The two are parents to Zachary Lockett and Adam Lockett. Zachary is a hotelier and graduate of Purdue University and Adam is a data analyst and a graduate of Ivy Tech. Bobby was a beloved Papaw to Landen and Mara Lockett both of whom carry many of his wonderful personality traits.

Bobby began his career as a Journeyman at General Motors working alongside his Father. He would go on to hold several executive positions with Chrysler, DTE Energy, Johnson Controls, CBRE where he served as Director of Operations for Eli Lilly and Elanco World Headquarters. Bobby would finish his career as a Facility Director with Covance in Greenfield, Indiana. Bobby's esteemed career, leadership and mentorship had a lifelong impact on many of those who worked with him.

In his community, Bobby served as Director of Triton Youth Football for three years and was the President of the Maconaquah High School Choral department for two years. He was a longtime member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

In his free time, you could always find Bobby and April out caravanning in his 1985 Blue Coupe Corvette, vacationing to his home away from home in Clearwater Beach, Florida, working on his Lockett Family Genealogy project or simply out tinkering in the garage.

Funeral services for Bobby Lockett are Friday, November 15 at 12:00 noon at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory- Franklin Township Chapel with visitation on Thursday, November 14 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.at the funeral home, and from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday. Burial will follow at Fairland Cemetery followed by a luncheon at 4191 West 950 North, Fountaintown, Indiana 46130 and all are welcome to attend and celebrate Bobby's life.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

April - I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I ran into Sheri Augspurger, and she told me Bobby had passed. I wish there were words to tell you how sorry I am. Bobby was a kind soul, and I know he will be missed by so many. May he rest in peace and may you find solace with your family and friends during this difficult time.

We are thinking of you.

Posted by Lori & Brett Wick - Greenwood, IN - Friend   January 02, 2020

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So Sorry for the Loss of this Great Husband Father And all around great Man Ours Hearts Break for you and your Family !! God be with you All

Posted by David Ransom - Indy, IN - Friend   November 14, 2019

One of the best supervisors I have ever had! Moved me ITPII, enjoyed working with and for him , even when he went to DTE! I know he's cruising in a Blue Vette in heaven!

Posted by Jon McKee - Lebanon, IN - Friend   November 14, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I have very fond memories of our childhood, since 1st grade at Grassy Creek, through Creston on to Warren Central. April, I will continue my prayers for you and your wonderful family. May Gods grace be with your family.

Posted by Tina Thrasher - Martinsville, IN - Friend   November 14, 2019

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April, keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Phil and I won't be in town but we will be thinking of you. Lots of hugs!

Posted by Phil and Diamond Vidito - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 14, 2019

I was saddened to hear of Bobby's passing at an age that seems much too young. As cousins, we shared holidays at our grandparents home in Virginia and occasional family visits and trips together. Growing up and living far apart, we lost touch with each other and particularly as our parents and grandparents passed, but we followed each other on LinkedIn. I was proud of his accomplishments, and I know he will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. I pray for April, Matt and their family and that God bless them and comfort them in his absence. For the faithful, I believe they are not gone, but merely gone ahead. Bobby, may God's grace and love be yours in abundance.

Posted by David Bowen - Kingsport, TN - family   November 13, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of a great husband, father and grandpa. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Bobby, I do work with his son Zach. As they say, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree and Zach is one of the kindest and thoughtful people that I have ever worked with. My sincere condolences to all the family.

Posted by Dave Maxwell - Indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   November 13, 2019

The short time I had the pleasure knowing Bobby, he was a funny and love hearted man. He meant the world to April and you can tell he adored her. My heart goes out to April, Zach and Adam, who had the blessing of having him in this life time. Alway a blessing, never a loss. Lori Murphy

Posted by Lori Murphy - Duarte, CA - Family Friend   November 12, 2019

So very sorry to hear this news, love and hugs for you all ❤

Posted by Cindy Drake - Indpls, IN - Friend   November 12, 2019

April my condolences to you and your family God bless all of you at this time of need
Bobby was such a great person and very wonderful to be around he will be missed. Sending are Prayers Scott and Bonnie White, Gene Cunningham and all the Cunningham family

Posted by Bonnie White - Indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   November 12, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we send our deepest condolences out to you, April and your entire family. We feel very fortunate to have been friends with Bobby, April and the family for many years. Bobby was a special person that leaves behind his everlasting footprint on so many lives. May all those memories give you strength to celebrate his life. Sending our prayers and love to you all, Pam-Derek-Lindsay&Dexter Howard

Posted by Pam Howard - Whiteland, IN - Friend   November 11, 2019

To April and family, I was so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. May you have comfort knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of many, including myself. My prayers are with you.

With deepest sympathy!
Linda and Larry Card

Posted by Linda Card - Greenfield, IN - Friend   November 11, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob on the Lilly account for Johnson Control's GWS business. He was a great man of integrity! Blessed to have known him. Prayers for the family and my deepest condolences.

Posted by LaShon Fincher - Indianapolis, IN - Coworker   November 11, 2019

I'm sorry for your lost, Adam. Not a lot to say but this comes to mind

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7

Posted by Justin Morin - IN - Coworker   November 11, 2019

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My condolences April and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. I didn't know Bobby but I knew his parents and his grandmother, Lucy, was my half sister. Sending prayers, Flora Kirby Schneider
Lanesville, IN

Posted by Flora Schneider - Georgetown, IN - Family   November 11, 2019

So sorry to hear,Bobby worked for me as apprentice at GM and was a bright,intergetic and a joy to be around, I'm sure he will missed by family and friends!

Posted by Jerry Faubion - Cicero, IN   November 11, 2019

Prays for your family.

Posted by Sandy Craft - indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 11, 2019

Prayers for all who love him on this earth.

Posted by Laura Hipskind    November 11, 2019

Praying for all of you. So so sorry to hear the news. The world lost a very good man. Love to all of you. Joanne Miller

Posted by Joanne Miller - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   November 11, 2019


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