George W. Lockard Sr.

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George W. Lockard Sr., 78 died Tuesday, March 5, at Courtyard Healthcare.
He was born Aug. 17, 1940, in Lafayette, to Melvin and Ruth (Terhune) Lockard.
In 2001, he married Brenda Harrison.
She survives along with a son, George W. Lockard Jr., Indianapolis; four stepchildren, Teresa Williams, Goshen, Darrell Branum, Calhoun, Georgia, Billy Joe Branum and Willie Branum, both of North Vernon; and 23 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Raymond Kincaid; sisters, Betty Goshern and Patsy Coy; and brothers, Donnie, Jerry and Bob Lockard.
A U.S. Army veteran, George was stationed with the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam and Korea eras, receiving a Purple Heart for his service. He was a commander of North Vernon VFW Post 2021 and owned and operated his own barbershop. He continued to serve his country even after leaving the military and stayed active in the AMVETS and VFW organizations.
According to his wishes, cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 6, 2019
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