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Although I never had the opportunity to meet "Holly," he sounds like a wonderful man and it was my loss!
I know you,his family and friends, must me hurting and missing him and I am sending my love, thoughts and prayers for all of you.
Hopefully, one day, Lil, we can sit together and you can share some stories about your father with me.
My heart is with you!
With much love, always;

Tami Drake


Posted by: Tami Drake - Liberty Hill, TX - Friend   Feb 23, 2013

I met Holly as a patient of mine in the hospital- about 5 years ago. He was such a sweet man & patient! I ended up becoming friends with his daughter Lil & wife Karen... & obviously that apple didn't fall far from the tree! What a sweet, happy, & loving daughter!I loved talking to Holly & enjoyed his stories of his cat! What a full life he lived & what a wonderful role model!


Posted by: Meg Halaska    Feb 23, 2013

It's hard to narrow down my memories. One of my most special was when my mom Barbara Dawn passed away. Uncle Holly was the first family member there. I was so young at the time barely out of my teens. I didn't know the procedures involved at a loved ones death. My sweet Uncle took charge. He went out and purchased a scarf for my mom to cover her bare little bald head. He bought her a beautiful white silk

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Posted by: Karen - Arvada, CO - niece   Feb 22, 2013

Your Dad was always great to me! Your mom is the greatest.I think i ended up with a redhead because of her.Looking at the photos make me realize how much i"ve miss you all.


Posted by: Mark Van Schaick - Kalama, WA   Feb 22, 2013

Daddy, thank you for giving us life. I will miss the sound of your voice, your mannerisms... everything from teaching me leadership by example to ... your passion for peanut butter. Every stage of your life offered us insight and wisdom that we can apply in our own lives. I'm grateful to God for the times we shared together. The perfect, the imperfect, the simple and the soulful.


Posted by: Bobbie Locke - Grand Rapids, MI - #3 Daughter, #6 Kid   Feb 22, 2013

I hope my dad in heaven gets the opportunity to chat with your dad. They sound so much alike they would jave a great time. Luv you, Pat, and prayers for the family


Posted by: Susan Groover    Feb 21, 2013
Dad with Lil and Karen's dog Bailey

In the last few years when dad was living in assisted living residences, if you came to see him he would always ask "Are you coming to take me to the beach?" and would ask five more times before you actually GOT to the beach (the alzheimer's kept him from remembering he had already asked). So I love this picture of dad with Bailey at the beach, two things he loved. Of course, dad being a restless sort, once you

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Posted by: Patsy - MI - #2 Daughter, #5 Kid   Feb 21, 2013

I so loved visiting on weekends when Linda and I were in college. Enjoyed helping Uncle Holly work on his cars. Have a special memory of helping him fix the clothes drier whose plastic spinner had a hole burned in it. He took a fiberglas muffler repair kit and used it to patch the hole. truly amazing. Those were such special times for me.


Posted by: Robert J. Rathburn II - Flint, MI - Nephew   Feb 20, 2013

Rembering all the great times we had when the family got together for Christmas and Thanksgiving. May you rest in peace.


Posted by: Robert C Rathburn - Corsicana, TX - Nephew   Feb 20, 2013

I first met Mr. Locke in the summer of 1980 through his daughter Patsy. What a man he was....fascinating in many ways. I was amazed at his knowledge and abilities. Many times I saw him in his garage working on his cadillac, boy he was in his element! What a craftsman he was. I always admired his family values and the way he was so proud of all of them. He always made me feel welcome in his home and

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Posted by: Karen Beyer Ettinger - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   Feb 20, 2013