Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, May 15, 2020 at Felton Chapel Church, Georgia Highway 128, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates to limit the number of attendees at all services at this time. We are limiting the number of attendees to no more than 10 at the funeral home chapel services and graveside services. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.
Emmett Preston Lockhart was born on November 29, 1940 to the parentage of the late Ella Mae Lockhart-Webb and the late Jesse L. Lockhart. He departed this life on May 11, 2020 at Houston County Medical Center in Warner Robins, GA.
Emmett Lockhart has an astonishing list of accomplishments to his credit. He was a scholar achieving honors & a star player on the basketball team at D. F. Douglass High. Emmett attended Fort Valley State College.
He served in the United States Navy on board the USS Philippine as a V1-Div Petty Officer 2nd Class in 1955 and honorably discharged in 1961 .
He worked with Dr. Derrick in Macon County for years with the Veterinarian field.
He obtained a Pilot’s license following in the footsteps of his father Jesse Lockhart who was the black pilot to come out of Macon County.
He worked as a D.J. at the local radio station in Montezuma Ga. affectionately known as “Doctor Jive”
Emmett apprenticed with is his uncle in Chicago, Ill in Mortuary Science for many years.
He completed Diesel Driving Academy in May of 1997 to be a Driver, and completed The Diesel Driving Academy on June 30th 2004 to become a certified Third Party Examiner.
He worked in the Mental Health field for years helping the mentally challenged with education & coping skills.
He was leader in the community achieving the highest honors as a 33 degree in the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States (Prince Hall Affiliation) achieving this honor in March 19th, 1984
He was never an idle man; he worked well into his senior year past retirement age, as School Bus Driver for Transportation Department with the Houston County School System and retired with the board of Education after 10 years of service on May 9, 2017. He lived out the remaining days of his life in leisure visiting with friends & enjoying with family.
His memories will forever be cherished by his devoted life partner: Maggie Thomas of Fort Valley, GA, his children with the late Lena Hicks Lockhart: Dorothy (James) Reynolds and Larry Hicks-Lockhart of Warner Robins, GA, Dr. Dallas (Dominko) Lockhart Anderson of Centerville, GA, Preston (Belinda) Lockhart of Henderson, GA, Diane Lockhart of Lithonia, GA, Valerie (Johnny) Lockhart-Snear of Byron, GA, Trenton Lockhart, Jonesboro, GA his son from a previous marriage, his sister: Dr. Jacqueline (Joseph) Webb Ricardson of Frisco, TX, his brothers who preceded him in death: Jesse Lockhart, James Lockhart, and Hiram Lockhart, his sisters-in-law: Agnes Hicks of Oglethorpe, GA, Pearlene (Sammy) Wiggins of Orlando, FL, and Barbara Ann Lockhart of Montezuma, GA, 18 Grandchildren, 37 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, his devoted cousins: Mary Lockhart, Patty Lockhart, and Belinda Moore.