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Heyward Lockaby

September 14, 1935 - September 6, 2023
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
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Linda Johnson
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Betty Carver
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Visitation
Providence Presbyterian Church
4000 Highway 153
Greenville, SC 29611
864-605-1011 | Map
Sunday 10/8, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Memorial
Providence Presbyterian Church
4000 Highway 153
Greenville, SC 29611
864-605-1011 | Map
Sunday 10/8, 5:00 pm

Heyward Lockaby, 87, husband of Betty Lockaby, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, just eight days shy of his 88th birthday. Born in Anderson, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Columbus and Eula Jones Lockaby. Heyward was a 1953 graduate of Welcome High School and received a football scholarship for collegeContinue Reading

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Linda Johnson left a message on October 8, 2023:
Heyward Lockaby was one of a kind. I met him at the Post Office and he would take off every Saturday to tailgate and attend Clemson football games. He loved it as well as playing Santa. He would always speak and make you laugh or think. We all loved him. Prayers for the entire family. He will be missed. He loved Betty and his family to the moon and back. Linda Johnson
Tara McClain Loftis left a message on October 2, 2023:
Mr. Lockaby was kind enough to reach out to me after my father died and let me know that he had known him. It was very kind of him to take the time to do this. He told me some things that they had done when they were younger and that made me feel very good. I hope he is dancing on the streets of gold now in heaven, I wish piece to the family.
Betty Carver left a message on September 19, 2023:
So sorry we didn’t know until today. Thoughts and prayers for the family! We love you! Betty and Julie.
Robin Vaughn left a message on September 12, 2023:
Betty, I am so sorry to hear about Heyward's passing. I didn't know until this past Sunday. I will always have fond memories of the times we spent talking at the Life Center. Heyward was great man that I admired. I read that there is going to be a celebration of his life in October. I would love to come to that, but we are going to be on a cruise at that time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Robin Vaughn
Rhonda Fetter left a message on September 11, 2023:
In memory of Heyward Lockaby, Rhonda Fetter lit a candle
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Venice McCall left a message on September 11, 2023:
I am so sorry to read about Mr. Lockaby's passing. Many memories in Raven Wood. He was always so pleasant and kind. God bless you during this time of separation.
Kim Wilson left a message on September 11, 2023:
Daddy, the life you lived was a light to so many. We will never let that light go out because we will continue to share your stories and keep your memory alive. I miss you already! ?
Bonnie Ciardelli left a message on September 9, 2023:
What an inspiring and wonderful man. I’m so thankful to have known him and that my boys knew him. At church they always suspected that they were attending with Santa, but he never told them. It made it all that more special! We will hold him and those memories in our hearts forever.
Brenda Faye Stephens left a message on September 9, 2023:
So sorry for your loss , I'm praying for your family.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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