H. James “Jim” Lockwood, 90 passed away peacefully at home at 7:00 A.M. on Friday, May 15, 2015.
He was born March 4, 1925 in Washington, PA a son of Riley Lockwood and Mary Anderson Lockwood. He graduated from Washington High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and after his return, he served his apprenticeship to become a meat cutter and worked at various stores in Ohio. His last place of employment was with Russell’s Mini Marts in Irondale and Wellsville, Ohio. He also worked 10 years at Crucible Steel in Midland, PA.
Jim was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of East Liverpool where he has served as an Elder, Sunday School Teacher, Christ for Youth teacher, Camp counselor and member of the choir. He also sang in the Messiah Choir of East Liverpool for many years, and while still working in Wellsville he sang in the Wellsville Community Choir. Jim also served as a Chaplains Associate at City Hospital for 15 years.
On September 20, 1953 Jim married Helen Diehl and they raised their family in East Liverpool, Ohio. Helen passed away on February 1, 1986.
Jim is survived by his present wife Rena Ketchum Lockwood; two sons: Alan Lockwood of East Liverpool and Bruce Lockwood of Massillon, OH; a step-son: Scott Ketchum of Columbus, OH; two daughters: Brenda Smith and her husband John of Rogers, OH and Karen Webber and her husband Chuck of East Liverpool, OH; a step-daughter: Brenda Johnson of Hammondsville, OH; grandchildren: Christine Smith Schleif and her husband Shawn, Allan Webber, Evan Webber, Summer Webber, Nate Lockwood and his wife Krissy, Sarah Lockwood, Zac Lockwood and Briana Johnson; great grandchildren: Payson Webber and Trevor Schleif.
In addition to his first wife and his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a sister: Mary Lockwood and two brothers: Clifford and Donald Lockwood.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Dan Crowe of United Methodist Church and Rev. Duane Hetzer of Hospital Chaplaincy officiating where the Tri-State Burial Group will accord full military honors and burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta Funeral Home on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1 to 4 P.M.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Valley Hospice of Rayland, Ohio for their loving care of our patient. Also thanks to Dr. Orlang and staff.
Altmeyer Funeral Home has been considered a friend and partner to Beth Sholom Village. The Altmeyer staff demonstrates professionalism and compassion during difficult times with the family members of our residents.
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