Gary Lockett


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Posted Online: Nov. 27, 2012, 6:26 pm
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Gary E. Lockett, 59, of East Moline, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at his home.
Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, East Moline, with services on Friday, Nov. 30, at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. The Rev. William Sandoval will officiate. Cremations rites will be accorded.
Gary was born on Feb. 1, 1953, in Moline, the son of Eugene and Grace Thompson Lockett. He married Vicky Dobbels. Gary was a piece worker at Case IH for 30 years. He enjoyed Judo, fishing, basketball, gardening and cooking and enjoyed his family. He loved his dog, Cole.
Gary is survived by his wife, Vicky; sons, Justin (Kate) Lockett, Davenport, Alexander (Jamie) Lockett, Sacramento, Calif.; daughters, Tiffany Lockett, Moline, Vannessa (Tim) Fanella, Rock Island, Kasey Lockett, Silvis; two grandsons; sister, Tammie Lockett, East Moline; three granddogs; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.sullivanellisltd.com.












 



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