Harold R. Lockhart

Harold R. Lockhart, 71, devoted husband and loving father, of Parkersburg, passed away on Jan. 18, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 8, 1941, in Wirt County, W.Va., the son of the late Oscar C. Lockhart and Dorcas E. (Windland) Lockhart Godbey.

He was retired from DuPont Washington Works as a supervisor with 37 years of service. He was a member of Southside Southern Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting and restoring bells and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed family vacations to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Spruce Knob, W.Va., and the many trips to the family farm in Wirt County with his son. Harold’s family meant everything to him, and he meant the world to them.

He is survived by his caregiver and the love of his life for over of 50 years, his wife, Shirley A. Dowler Lockhart; three daughters, Beth A. Buchman and husband, Brad, of Parkersburg, Sherry L. Farnsworth and husband, Mark, of Philippi, W.Va., and Lori D. Lockhart and Jeffrey R. Buttrey of Parkersburg; and one son, H. R. Lockhart Jr. and wife, Jodi, of Parkersburg. He also had 10 grandchildren, Mitch and Natalie Buchman, Lauren, Emily, Luke, Abigail, John and Matthew Farnsworth, Marcus Whited and Allie Lockhart. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Ayers (Howard) of Rockport; three brothers, Gerald Lockhart (Kay), Roy Lee Lockhart and Larry Lockhart (Delma), all of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice, neighbors Shirley and Fred Sullivan and Doris Davis, as well as special cousin, Sue Amos Burton.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his special mother-in-law, Evelyn (Amos) Dowler Starcher.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with the Rev. Paul Drake officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

To the best Daddy in the world, words can not express how much we love you and how much you mean to us.

Memorial contributions may be made in Harold’s honor to the Erickson All-Sports Facility, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

An online guestbook will available at www.lamberttatman.com