Obituary- Roger Dale Locke, Sr. (1949-2020)


Roger Dale Locke Sr., 70, of Waldron Arkansas passed away February 20, 2020, with his loving wife by his side. He was born September 5, 1949, to the late Joseph Marvin Locke and Doris Maureen Caroll (Johnny) in Tahoka, Texas. He married his true love Linda Faye Merryman on March 17, 1973, for a fabulous 46 years. They were blessed with three amazing sons. Denver Harlis Locke, Roger Dale Locke Jr., and Marvin Gabe Locke.

Roger was known for so many things in his life, he was an amazing mechanic, a little league baseball coach, and an avid teacher to so many future mechanics. He had a huge heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. If you knew nothing else of Roger Locke you knew he absolutely loved to fish, loved his wife, and loved his family. And Possibly in that VERY ORDER! There is a plaque that hangs in their humble home that says: “I have two licenses, my fishing license and my marriage license but I only carry one of them in my wallet” This explains it all! Probably the only thing he might have loved more than fishing was fishing with his grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Roger leaves behnd to cherish his memory, his wife: Linda Faye Locke of the home, son Denver Harlis Locke and wife Patricia of New Burn, North Carolina, son Roger Dale Locke Jr. and wife Melody Locke of Waldron, Arkansas and son Marvin Gabe Locke and wife Amanda Locke of Lubbock Texas. Papa will forever remain in the hearts of his 8 Grandchildren: Landon Locke, Vincent Cowan, Elizabeth Dotson and husband Dillon Dotson, Nathaniel Locke, Carol Locke, Marvin Locke, Kaleb Locke, Kayleigh Locke, and one great granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Dotson. Roger is also survived by one brother, Tommy Locke of Pie, Texas. Roger will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a large extended family, friends and neighbors he loved dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Roger’s life celebration will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Isham officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Roger’s pallbearers will be Jonathan Taylor, Dylan Staggs, Denver Loyd Merryman Jr., Denver Loyd Merryman Sr., Dillo Dotson, James Morgan, Warren Davis and Stewart Staggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Quisenberry, Jerry Edwards and Tommy Locke.
Roger’s visitation will be Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home.
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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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