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.