Willis Lockwood passed through the gates of heaven on Sunday, October 14, 2018. He was 64 years old. HE was born on September 6, 1954 in Arkansas City, Kansas to MR Byron Harold Lockwood, Sr. and MRs Gail Evelyn Watson (Lockwood) Kahler. A resident of Ponca City, he enjoyed making guitars, song writing and internet radio tinkering. Willis graduated from high school at New Holland-Middletown, Illinois and soon after joined the Army. He served his country for three years in Cambodia. He married the love of his life, Debra Hicks on June 24, 1989. The happy couple were members of the New Hope Christian Church.
Willis is survived by his wife, Debra Lockwood of the home, Son Jeremy and wife Rhianna Lockwood, son Matthew and wife Allison Lockwood, triplet grandchildren, Harry, Henry, and Maggie Lockwood, his father Byron Harold Lockwood, Sr., two brothers Byron and wife Jorita Lockwood, JR., and Terry and wife Carol Lockwood, five sisters, Gail and husband Edward Anderson, Tammy Nelson and Theresa Horton, Crystal Kahler Carnahan, and Tonda Cloud, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Willis was preceded in death and will be reunited in heaven with his mother, stepfather Gilbert Alan Kahler, and one sister Marie Friesland.
Services will be held 10a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2018 at New Hope Christian Fellowship In Ponca City.
Rest in Peace, brother. I am actually listening to "Dust in The Wind" by Kansas while I am writing this. Now you get to go be part of the "Big Show". To all those who will miss you: Peace, Love and Harmony! Say hi to Boo for me!
Rick AldredMesa, AZ
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Debbie ColwellPonca City, OK
So very sorry for your lose, I pray God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time
Pamela HomanNewkirk, OK
I’m sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love You
William CrummDill City, OK
Jeremy and Rhiannon,
So sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in our thoughts.
- Amy and Duke
Amy FinnSpringfield, IL
Rest in peace Willis. Debra, I'm so sorry for your loss. God protect this sweet family. Give them guidence and bring them whatever they need in a hurry. Praying.
Bobbie JohnsonPonca City, OK
Praying for you and your family.
John and Debbie Stone HaseJennings, OK
I love you Willis and will see you again and you can play and sing “Mary Did You Know” and make me cry. I love you Debra.
Rebecca AdamsPonca City, OK
I am so very sorry - thinking of Debra and all those who loved Willis at this most difficult time💕
Penny BrownfieldPonca City, OK
Debra, we are so sorry for your loss.
Christina ChapmanPONCA CITY, OK
Will miss ya old friend. Play that guitar for Jesus.
Stephen Lee PhippsPonca City, OK