Bobby Ray Lockeby, 77, of Iowa City, formerly of Solon, died Aug. 24, 2012.
He was born July 1, 1935, son of Harry and Estalee (Wood) Lockeby, in Bluford, Ill. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, he served during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Bobby’s vocations and interests included but were not limited to plant manager for Bertwell Industries, professional square dance caller, small business owner, wood worker and avid fisherman. Iowa City residents knew him best as a dedicated and compassionate ordained Free Methodist pastor, where he served for eight years. A friend to all, Bobby considered his greatest achievement to be his service to the Lord.
Bobby is survived by Chris Lockeby, his wife of 35 years; son Bobby L. Lockeby (wife Dee Dee) of Alaska, grandchildren Zachary and Nicholas; daughter Peggy Jaynes (husband John) of Oregon; sister-in-law Brenda Walls; and was a surrogate father to his nephew, Jesse Walls (fiancée Lesley) of St. Louis, Mo.
The Solon State Bank is receiving memorial contributions in Lockeby’s name. The funds will be sent to the Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage in Dessalines, Haiti. We, Bob’s family, thank you for all your prayers, cards, and memorial gifts.
Thank you, Chris Lockeby and Brenda and Jesse Wall.