Rev. William J. “Bill” Lockaby Jr.

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Obituaries

William J. “Bill” Lockaby, Jr., 91, of Pickens, loving and devoted husband to the late Margaret Kelly Lockaby died, Monday, June 5, 2017.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late William Jasper, Sr. and Mattie Ellison Lockaby.

Rev. Lockaby retired from Second Baptist Church in Shelby, NC and pastored churches in South Carolina and North Carolina for over 50 years. He served in the US Navy in WWII and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Charles Lockaby (Pat) of Pickens, Reverend Dr. Gene Lockaby (Carol), of Travelers Rest, and Steve Lockaby, of Greenville; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Alice Cooley, of Williamston and Sue Frances Shaw (Melvin), of Anderson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and loving wife of 65 years, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Stevens, Pearle Stone, Edith Wofford, and Margaret White and four brothers, Fred, Haywood, Cecil, and Rev. Dr. George Lockaby.

A visitation will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. with the funeral service following in the Northwest Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Liberty Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cottingham Hospice, 390 Keowee School Rd., Seneca, SC 29672.

Online Condoliences: Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes