Robert Allen Lockamy

September 24, 1926 - November 2, 2010
Robert Allen Lockamy

Robert Allen Lockamy, 84, of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday at Northside Baptist Church with Reverend Rob Strickland and Alfred Joyner officiating. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will see friends 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lockamy was born in Elkin, NC on September 24, 1926, the son of the late John Robert Lockamy and the late Rose Catlett Lockamy. He was a 1947 graduate of New Hanover High School, a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy and was retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad.

He will always be remembered for his passion and love for growing plants. He and his wife owned and operated Lockamy’s Greenhouses for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Peggy Smith Lockamy; a daughter, Ann Willard and husband Ezell of Wilmington; two sons, John Lockamy II and wife Frances of Delco, NC , Dale Lockamy and wife Debbie of Tarheel, NC; three grandchildren, Shannon and husband Dr. Richard Pierce of Raleigh, NC, Audrey and husband David Dombrowski of Wilmington and John Lockamy III of Daytona Beach, FL; two brothers, Joe Lockamy and wife Betty of Wilmington and Jackie Lockamy of Harrells, NC.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Mae Raines and Cornelia Jenkins.

The family will be at the home of his daughter Ann Willard.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc. 1305 Navaho Drive Suite 101 Raleigh, NC 27609.

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  • November 02, 2010
    Jimmy and Brenda Walker says:
    Dear Ann, Ezell, and Johnny, We were sadden to hear the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers will be with during this difficult time. May God bless you all. May your hearts be filled with love, your souls with peace, and your minds with wonderful memories of good times. Love to you all, Jimmy and Brenda

  • November 04, 2010
    Rose & Gene Thornton says:
    Ann,Johnny and Dale Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Uncle Robert, will always be remembered for his love and expertise with plants and flowers. Give my love and support to Aunt Peggy. She will always be in my prayers.

  • November 04, 2010
    Sherry & Eugene Willard says:
    Ann & Ezell, Please know we are thinking of you and continue to hold you in our good thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • November 04, 2010
    Wendy McPherson Strickland says:
    Two weeks ago I spent about 4 hours with Lock.As a child who grew up in the SCL/CSX Railroad Family and rode the train with your dad,we sat and exchanged many, many stories and names that day- a day I'll never forget.When you kids have time- I'd like to share with you what he told me that day.I will always love him and Peggy-He requested a large bowl of Chicken and Pastry,the next day-we had dinner together and more stories.God has a hand in all of this-trust him and he will see you thru this difficult time.Your dad was ready- and loved you all-you may not believe it-Everytime you see a rose-or a lily-or smell a sweet fragrance of a morning dew-think of both your mom and dad-you are where you are today because they wanted the best-for you-you are in every prayer-Wendy(Little Bennie) as Lock would call me

  • November 04, 2010
    Danyce & Isabel Dicks says:
    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family. Our family purchased many plants over the years at Lockamy's Nursery. I've [Danyce] also worked with Mr. Lockamy over the years at the NHC Cooperative Extension when he would bring his plant and soil problems and questions.