Kermit Locklear

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Kermit Locklear

January 3, 1942 ~ January 16, 2014 (age 72)


Kermit “Sonny” Locklear, 72, passed away at home in his sleep from terminal cancer on January 16, 2014. Sonny was born on January 3, 1942 in Maxton, Robeson County, NC to Thelma Locklear.

He was married to Virginia A. Hawley in 1965 and he is survived by Virginia; his son, William “ Emily” Locklear; stepdaughters, Christina H. Somers, Peggy S. Spears; a grandson, Alexander William Locklear; a granddaughter, Ava Constantina Locklear; step-granddaughter, Morgan Somers; step-grandsons, Denver & Austin Spears; and many wonderful, caring, & life-long friends.

Sonny was a self-made man with a PHD from “The University of Life”. He owned a Tree and Landscape company, and served in various Security positions though out his life. Sonny was an avid automotive enthusiast and enjoyed restoring antique cars. He had a taste for the finer things in life and was loved by thousands.

Memorial services will be held on January 23rd at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1210 S. Eugene St, Greensboro, NC 27401.


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1210 South Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

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  • January 20, 2014
    Judith Erwin says:
    To the family of Sonny, my heartfelt sympathy.  Sonny was a wonderful friend of mine in our youth, as well as a friend to many.   He was very kind, caring and fun-loving.  Blessings to his family, and to all who loved him.  I will miss him always.

  • January 30, 2014
    Mary Lou Neal says:
    Apparently, I have a six sense as I have been thinking of Sonny very strongly in the last few days and I always thought his birthday was Jan. 29th.  I called his home phone from memory and it no longer worked.  I practically was raised by Sonny in Greensboro, as we met when I was about 21 years of age and he was 40 or so.  Parents, of course thought he had wrong intentions, but he was always a perfect gentleman!  We rode in his favorite 55 Chevy that a tree eventually fell on and destroyed .  I rode with his beloved black dog named "Muncho" and did the ground work for his tree business.  I stayed with him all through my visits home while I was in college and drank many cups of PJ from the bathtub and ate many spoonfuls of his wonderful cooking, especially the pot roast.  Trips to Myrtle Beach, junk yards, and many nights out.  He is a Big part of my life!  One of a kind man!  I will miss him greatly always!

  • January 31, 2014
    Wayne M. Blakely says:
    Where do I even start?? Uncle Sonny I will miss you all the days of my life!! And I wish I could have just one more day with You!! I'm sorry we weren't able to get together like we talked about at Christmas. It breaks my heart in to pieces to know that you are gone. I should have gone to see you and spent more time with you and for that I am sorry. You were such a good man and such a loving person. It killed me to see you go through the last few years fighting as hard as you could. We didn't get to make our WV trip to do some gambling... lol Well, I Pray that you are looking down from Heaven and helping me along my way as you always did here... I Love You Uncle Sonny and I will cherish all our memories!!! Your nephew, Wayne!

  • April 12, 2014
    Scott Ownbey says:
    I never met Sonny, but its nice to know that several people thought so highly of him.  I recently discovered through blood lines that we were related.  If anyone that knew Sonny really well could be so kind to email me it woudl be greatly appreciated as I just want to know more about him.

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