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Thomas Alan Lockley

March 9, 1944 — February 8, 2022

Thomas Alan Lockley

March 9, 1944 ~ February 8, 2022

 

Thomas Alan Lockley, of Wharton passed away into the hands of the Lord at his home on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 with his family by his side.  He was 77.  Alan was born on March 9, 1944 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late John Thomas and Marian Porter Lockley. 

Alan was a lifelong rancher and retired from Wharton County Junior College after 27 years as a welding instructor.  He was a charter member of the Rocking W Tuesday Night Roping Club where he loved watching all the kids and making sure the arena was ready. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren compete in sports and rodeo.  His best days were teaching his children and grandchildren ranch life and hard work.   After retirement he could be found cruising the river and fishing in Matagorda. 

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Fred and Richard Lockley.

He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart Bitsy Lockley, children Leah Wittig and her husband Ronnie of Wharton, Lanette Reinhardt and her husband Kevin of Waller, and Richard Lockley and his wife Sarah of Bay City.  He is also survived by his grandchildren Dustin Frankum and wife Amanda, Dillon Frankum and wife Michelle, Darren Frankum and wife Kayla, Kameryn Reinhardt, Dylan Reinhardt, and Kyla Lockley, and 7 great grandchildren along with Morgan Roper, Russ and Katie Wittig, Matt and Kaitlyn Wittig and Kari Lutringer and their children.

A Visitation is scheduled for Friday, February 11 from 5:00-7:00pm at Wharton Funeral Home.  A mass will be held Saturday, February 12 at 11:00am at Holy Family Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to WCJC Welding Department or WCJC Rodeo Team.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.whartonfuneralhome.com

Services under the direction of

Wharton Funeral Home

515 E. Boling Hwy.

Wharton, TX 77488

(979) 532-3410


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Visitation

Friday, February 11, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Mass

Saturday, February 12, 2022

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

2011 Briar Lane, Wharton, TX 77488

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