Show Low resident Edward Lockett Sr., 86, crossed the Vail and returned home to be with our heavenly Father May 8, 2019. Edward was the oldest eight children to the late Eddie and Bernice Lockett of Linden, Texas.
Edward grew up in the beautiful piney woods of Linden, Texas, where he met and married the love of his life, the late (Willie Stene Hyder - Lockett). They were married for 60 years and were longtime residents of the White Mountains.
Edward was a graduate of Fairview High School and attended Prairie View A & M University before enlisting into the United States Air Force. Edward had a distinguished Military Career of 26 years and served as a in - flight reciprocal / jet engine specialist for Air Vac; and later in administration as first sargent at Lackland Air Force Base. After his Air Force retirement, Edward continued to serve the United States Government in the capacity of civil service.
During his military career, Edward often spoke of his many assignments and the importance of being dedicated to our great nation.
Edward was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Stene Lockett (Nov. 23, 2017) and leaves a host of acquaintances, friends and family to his remembrance.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. June 4, at the Hon-Dah Resort and Conference Center in the ballroom (McNary Room) and military interment at 10 a.m. June 5, with full military honors at the National Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Cave Creek.
Owens Livingston Mortuary-White Mountain Chapel of Show Low handled arrangements.