November 21, 2020, 87, Clinton
Archie Lockamy Jr. was born on February 8, 1933 in Clinton, North Carolina to the late Archie and Lucy Lockamy. He attended school in Sampson County, enjoying softball and bowling, before graduating in 1949 with a diploma from Clinton High School, specializing in Agriculture, Algebra and Chemistry. Following his graduation, he worked as a civilian, pressing women’s coats, until he began his extensive career in the Army in 1952. Throughout his time, in the Army, he has served overseas in Greenland, two tours in Germany, and most notably during the Vietnam War. Over the years he has earned countless awards, including a purple heart and bronze star, before retiring with a ranking of Master Sergeant E.9 in 1973.
While dedicating himself to his military career, it was during his time in Germany, in which he met the love of his life, Ingeborg in 1962. They married August 1st, 1964 and together they would begin to build upon the lives they had established. For the next 56 years, Archie Lockamy Jr. and his wife would live together in Neptune, NJ, Orlando, FL and Goldsboro, NC with the support and dedication of each other, held mostly importantly, together through love.
Following his retirement from the Army, Archie Lockamy proceeded to follow his dream in carpentry, putting his work into practice, which led him into a successful second career, as a real estate proprietor, from 1975 until 2020. In his downtime, he loved to serve his church, Fellowship Baptist Church, his family, and home. Nothing brought more joy to Archie Lockamy Jr. than to see the happiness and smiles that he brought to others, especially at Christmas in which he lit up his home for all to see.
Archie Lockamy Jr. is survived by his loving wife, Inge; precious companion, Toby; daughter, Lavina Lockamy of Modesto, California; son, Ronnie Clark of Howell Township, NJ; four grandchildren, Tysha Lockamy, Tyshel Lockamy Taylor, Jaime Clark and Lisa Clark; ten great-grandchildren; loving niece, Linda Blue-Townes and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Wayne Memorial Park with full military honors.
Services entrusted to the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.