Nick McKinley Locke Jr. , 87

LEBANON -- Mr. Nick McKinley Locke, Jr., age 87, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2008, at the University Medical Center.

Born April 16, 1921, in Williamson County, he was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII. He attended the University of Tennessee.

After the war, he worked as a Top Secret Courier for the Atomic Energy Commission, where he retired. He was involved in many community activities for years until his health failed.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and had served several years on the Wilson County Property Tax Appeals Board.

The family will receive friends Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday one hour before the service.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon, with Dr. Larry Locke officiating. Entombment will be in the Hermitage Mausoleum.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Laine Locke; three children: Joe (Diane) Locke of Quinlan, TX, Gayle Kennedy of Franklin, Nick C. (Diane) Locke of Lake Wylie, SC; brother, Charles Locke of Old Hickory; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nick McKinley Locke Sr. and Suwanne Tomlin Locke; sister, Jane Atwood.

Pallbearers: Wes and Lee Kennedy, Toby and Mike Locke, Rob Brown and Stan Watson.

Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.