David H. Locke, 76 a lifelong resident of Clark County, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in The Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield.
David was born February 27, 1944 in Springfield, Ohio the son of the late Howard W. and Maxine (Ripley) Locke. He was a 1962 graduate of Northeastern High School. He then attended the Ohio State University and graduated from Columbus State. He was employed as a real estate agent for many years in Springfield with Pitstick Reality and Link - Hellmuth Reality. David was a member of the Central Christian Church, Springfield. He also was a member of the Mechanicsburg Lodge #113 F. & A.M. and the Morning Star Lodge at the Masonic Community.
David enjoyed serving his community; he was a Pleasant township trustee for over 30 years, he served on the Clark County Fair Board and was a past president, he served as a 4-H advisor and served on the Clark Landmark Board.
David enjoyed farming, gardening, visiting and making new friends; but most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
David is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Helen (McConkey) Locke; his son, Brian (Beka) Locke; his grandchildren, Jonathan and Valerie; his sisters, Nancy Locke and Becky (Chris) Colpitts; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda McConkey, George (Kathy) McConkey and Ron (Brenda) McConkey; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends, including special friends, Steve and Linda Fry and Larry and Judy Crisler.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister-in-law, Judy Evans.
Private graveside services will be held at the family's convenience in Vernon Asbury Cemetery, Catawba, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Township Fire Department, 10 W Pleasant St, Catawba, OH 43010.
Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Cork and Carla Johnson - Aug 13, 2020
It was with great sadness that we heard of David’s passing. He was such a kind and warm hearted man and the world is lost a truly good person. Helen, Brian and family, please know we have you in our thoughts and hearts.
Jim Goodfellow - Aug 11, 2020
Helen, So sorry to hear that David passed away. Our prayers are with you and your family. Jim Goodfellow
Jerry and Sandra Goodbar - Aug 10, 2020
Helen, You have our deepest sympathy and love. David was a wonderful friend and always had words of cheer. My happiest memories are sitting beside him in the 4-H band in our high school years. Both of us played baritone, but we did more laughing than playing notes!! Mr. Balentine must have gotten very upset with us at times! Happy memories! May God console you and your family.
Wendy McCully - Aug 9, 2020
Sending LOVE to all of our Ohio relatives, we will miss Uncle David’s love of life, laughter & genuine good will for All. May he be as happy in Heaven as he was on Earth.
Margaret Tincher Detty - Aug 8, 2020
I was so sorry to read that David has passed. He was a super nice guy and I am glad that I got to know him. I have thought a lot about both of you lately and wish we could stayed in touch. I will be thinking of you and Brian in the rough days ahead.
Richard & Jane Bailey - Aug 7, 2020
Our sincere regrets to the family as Dave was a first rate individual. Always great to talk with him.
frosty - Aug 7, 2020
Sorry to see my classmate,David,expired. God Bless he & Helen
Kathleen Adams Fetherolf - Aug 7, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Davidʻs passing Helen. I have many fond memories of you two! Please stay well.
Kim Williamson - Aug 7, 2020
I knew David from attending church services at Masonic Home w/my parents.He was there with a smile and a wave to all! Sending my prayers for comfort and strength to all your family.May you cherish the warm memories you made.
Pam and Dan Price - Aug 7, 2020
You are in our prayers. Hugs are coming too for the entire family. Love you!
Kelli Shore - Aug 6, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for the family. Dave was like a dad to me growing up and he will surely be missed.