Born July 4, 1917, in Goldthwaite, Texas to Clayton and Vera Wheeler Horton, Willie Retta Locklear succumbed to cancer June 28, 2013, in Denton, Texas.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the DeBerry Funeral Directors Chapel with Bob Bentley officiating. Burial will follow later that day at 4 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Goldthwaite, Texas.
At the time of her death, she was living in Denton, having moved there from Weatherford in 2003. A member of the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton, she was known to possess a sweet and kindly disposition. She was a woman full of faith and had a servant’s heart.
Willie Retta was formerly the wife of Harry Eldon Andrews, of Brownwood, who perished in a house fire in Brownwood in 1935. Following his death, Willie Retta returned to Goldthwaite to live with her parents. In November of the same year, she gave birth to her only child, Harry Eldon Andrews, Jr.
She married Wayne Locklear of Goldthwaite in 1938. They had been married 58 years at the time of his death in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Mary Katherine DuPuy and Guelda Lee Lemons; and by her husband, E. Wayne Locklear.
She is survived by a son, Harry Eldon (Tom) Andrews-Locklear and his wife, Nancy Bailey Locklear, of Denton; three grandchildren, Andrew Locklear, Bonnie Mockler, and Penny Ruth Riley; five great grandchildren, Brandon Wayne Locklear, Bailey Locklear, Madison Mockler, Seth Mockler, and Mollie Rose Riley; and by nephews, Gerald Lemons, Harold Dean Lemons, Larry DuPuy and Don Reese DuPuy.
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