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Bobby Eugene Lockett , Jr.

Obituary for Bobby Eugene Lockett , Jr.

July 18, 1963 - November 10, 2019
Fairland, Indiana | Age 56


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 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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