Charles Lockhart, 83

Charles Edwin Lockhart, 83, of Ripley, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at his home.

He was born Dec. 27, 1929, to Thomas Oscar and Claudia Moffitt Lockhart in Tippah County. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from the Mississippi State Highway Patrol, where he was a patrolman for 22 years. He was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church, and he attended First Baptist Church.

Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at McBride Funeral Home chapel in Ripley with Dr. Rex Yancey and Dr. Albert Wilkerson officiating. Burial was in Westminister Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ripley. McBride Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Dixon Lockhart of Ripley; three daughters, Rebecca Smith (Jimmy) of Alpine, Regina Childs (Kenneth) of Ripley and Tammy Lockhart (Donnie) of Guntown; seven grandchildren, Kenny Childs (Sabrina), Andy Childs (Jessica), Joey Childs (Brandie), Brandon Vuncannon (Misha), Christy Hancock (Bubba), Tiffany Seawright (Justin) and Brittany Frost (Brandon); and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his daughters, Peggy Childs Lockhart; his second wife, Ruby Stanford Lockhart; two brothers, Jim and Tom Lockhart; three sisters, Jewel Givens Trancyngier, Louise Rowell DeRonsse and Eugenia Underhill.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Kenny Childs, Andy Childs, Joey Childs, Brandon Vuncannon, Bubba Hancock, Justin Seawright and Brandon Frost.
Honorary pallbearers were his nephew, Sonny Lockhart; members of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol; and other law enforcement officers.

Memorials may be made to Westminister Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ilene Carter, 3290 CR 502, Ripley, MS 38663.

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