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David Lockard

Mr. David Monroe Lockard, age 85 of Clarkston, MI, passed on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at The Pines of Clarkston following an extended illness. David is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Delores (Pacer) Lockard, and his four children, Kim, Kathie, Thomas, and Michael. Also his sister Pauline Zwicker, and his two brothers, Eugene and Oakley Lockard. His two son-in-laws, David Green and Robert Welfare, and his two daughter-in-laws, Kimberly (Flores) Lockard and Jane Taft. Along with his grandchildren, Sabrina (Lockard) Hurd, Stephen Lockard, Meghann, Deirdre, and Calum Taft-Lockard, Ajay Welfare, as well as his many nieces and nephews. Born January 7th, 1932 and raised in Salem, Massachusetts. He was the seventh child born to Alfred and Augusta (Orser) Lockard. David graduated from Salem High School at the age of 17 in 1949. At the age of 19, he enlisted in the United States Army to support the Korean War effort. He was a paratrooper with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (Rakkasans). He served 2.5 years of active combat and received honorable discharge in 1953. After returning to the States, he worked for 10 years at Sealtest Dairy in Pontiac, MI. David then joined Pontiac Motor Division, and ultimately became UAW Plant Steward, Union Hall 653, where represented hourly employees for formal contract negotiations. David’s favorite pastime was spending fun time with his family and friends. He enjoyed gardening and had an expansive, working apple orchard. He had a tremendous loving heart and would always help out folks in need through local charity work. A Memorial Service will be held Friday February 3rd, 12 noon, at the Temrowski Family Funeral Home, 500 Main Street, Fenton, MI. Friends may gather from 10am until the time of the service at Noon. Donations in David's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4606 N. Saginaw Road, Suite F, Midland, MI 48640.

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Posted: Tue, January 31, 2017

 
So very sorry about the death of your dear Husband and Father. May all your cherished memories of him, help you thru this most difficult time. Death is mankind's greatest enemy (1Corinthians 15:26). Please find comfort in the love and support of family,friends and the beautiful promise at Isaiah 26:19.

~Mrs. Gary Bagwell     


 
So very sorry about the death of your dear Husband and Father. May all your cherished memories of him, help you thru this most difficult time. Death is mankind's greatest enemy (1Corinthians 15:26). Please find comfort in the love and support of family,friends and the beautiful promise at Isaiah 26:19.

~Mrs. Gary Bagwell     


 
Dee, Kim, Kathie, Tom & Mike. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person and I have so many good memories of way back when. I'm sure he will be missed dearly by all of you, especially you Dee. He will live on in all of your hearts, always. God Bless all of you and many thoughts and prayers are with you.

~Denise Geyer(Johnson)    


 
So sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to all of you. May your happy memories bring you comfort.

~Mike and Diana Mills    


 
I have some great memories of hanging out at your house and your parents putting up with al your friends Kim. Your Dad being rather funny and telling jokes. I am thinking of your family at this time and your loss. May all the good memories stay with you forever and when you come together to share them your Dad will live again. Bless you all.

~Pam Stalker    


 

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