Monday, August 31, 2015

Services for Sheriff Sam Lockhart Are Thursday

Services for retired Sequoyah County Sheriff Sam Calvin Lockhart will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sallisaw. Burial will be in Sallisaw City Cemetery under direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home.

Mr. Lockhart died Sunday, Aug. 30, in Sallisaw.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will greet visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Mr. Lockhart, 95, was born May 29, 1920, in Searcy, Arkansas, to Grover Cleveland and Rosie (Manuel) Lockhart.

Mr. Lockhart was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II when he served with the Military Police, his nephew, present Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, said. Mr. Lockhart served as a Sallisaw police officer from 1971 to 1972 and as Sallisaw Chief of Police from 1973 to 1977. He was Sequoyah County Undersheriff from 1977 to 1981. He then sought election to the post of county sheriff and was re-elected, serving from 1981 to 1989, when he retired. The present Sheriff Lockhart said, "I took office exactly 20 years from the day he retired."

Mr. Lockhart married Eula Frances Meadows on Oct. 9, 1942. She preceded him in death on Feb. 2, 1973. He married Emma Sue King on March 1, 1974, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2010.

Survivors include his children, Sharon and Marion Lee of Jacksonville, Ark., Linda Lockhart Morgan of the home, and Sammy Lockhart of Sallisaw; grandchildren, Deanna Justice and husband, Tommy, Jason Dotson and wife, Tanya, Calvin Lockhart and wife, Stephanie, Trey Lockhart and wife, Mady, and Ryan Rodgers and Megan Rodgers; his great-grandchildren, Kyle Brunk and wife, Amber, Colt Justice, Meghan Dotson, Jensyn Rhodes, Jace Dotson, Casey Lockhart, Kimie Lockhart, Kody Lockhart. Aubrey Lee and Anna Lee; great-great-grandchildren Hannah Brunk, Ryder Justice, River Brunk and Blaze Justice; and one sister, Sybil Cardin of Hendersonville, Tenn.

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