Tommy L. Locke

Published 1:44 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tommy L. Locke, 76, of Kirbyville passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

Tommy was born on May 23, 1939 in Shelby County, Texas to parents, Sybil (Powdrill) and Vernon Lee Locke. He had lived in the Kirbyville area since 1992, prior two years in Henderson and from 1980 until 1990 in New Mexico. Tommy was employed with Bealls Department Store for many years and owed his own business, retiring at the age of 65. He was of the Southern Baptist Faith and member of First Baptist Church of Jasper. Tommy enjoyed fishing, working in his yard and his vegetable garden. Tommy also was very active in the Lions Club in Orange, TX, Carlsbad, NM and Jasper, TX. Tommy was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, who loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Sybil Locke and daughter, Amy Hudnall.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen Locke of Kirbyville; daughters, Jennifer Blount and husband, Darryll of Orange, Diane Murray and husband Patrick of Kirbyville; sister, Cindy Naivar and husband, Bill of Hiram, GA; brother, Gene Locke and wife, Vicky of Orange. He is also survived by his grandchildren, John Blount, Destrick Back, Brad Murray, Bobby Murray, Katie Ames, Kelsey Murray, Kelli Murray, 15 great grandchildren and one on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6 pm until 8 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11 am Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange.

Honoring Tommy as pallbearers will be John Blount, Destrick Back, Brad Murray, Bobby Murray, Mitch Ames and Adam Carter. Condolences may be expressed for the family at
The family would like to express a thank you to Harbor Hospice of Jasper, especially Vicky Beall and nurse aids, for all the love and care give to our love one, Tommy.