Ronald Winston Locker
Ronald Winston “Ronnie” Locker age 75 of Iredell, passed away suddenly Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 in Clifton, Texas. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Jan.10, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Iredell. Rev. Kevin Anderson and Rev. Wayne Lewis officiated. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 9, at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Burial was at the Mitchell Cemetery in Iredell. Pallbearers were Steve McCoy, Bradley Fletcher, Louis Witt, Cory Schibler, Tristan Schibler, and Tom Robinson. Ronald Winston “Ronnie” Locker was born on May 4, 1942 to George Locker and Durine McCoy at Holt Hospital in Meridian, Texas. He lived his entire life in Iredell, Texas graduating from Iredell High School in 1960. Ronnie met the love of his life, Linda Ruth McPeek in the summer of 1961. After a six month courtship, they married in December of that year and spent 56 wonderful years together. He enjoyed gardening, camping, and going to blue grass festivals where they made many lifelong friends. Family was very important to Ronnie and he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchild. Ronnie started pipe-lining after graduating from school. He worked in several locations over the next couple of years. When their first child was born he made the decision to return home, where he worked at Gosdin’s Feed Mill and then as a tractor mechanic for Lynn Hanshew in Hico before securing the job he retired from at Lockheed Martin after 35 years. In his retirement he also worked a number of years for the Iredell School District where he was a favorite of many of the students. Ronnie was a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church in Iredell. He served as a trustee and spent numerous hours doing whatever needed doing around the church. He will be truly missed by all. Left to cherish his memories are his wife Linda Locker of Iredell; daughters Cindy Schibler and husband Gary, of Iredell, Rhonda Keese of Meridian; grandsons, Cory Schibler and wife Crystal, of College Station, Tristan Schilber and wife Yessenia of Meridian; great-granddaughter Rylie Schibler of College Station; brother-in-law Jerry McPeek and wife DeDe of Rockdale; numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents George and Rilla Durine McCoy Locker. Memorials can be made in Ronnie’s name to Iredell First United Methodist Church, 301 S. Eastland, Iredell, Texas 76649. Words of comfort and peace can be sent to the family at www.lawsonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.