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William Eugene "Bill" Lockwood

William Eugene "Bill" Lockwood, 76, after battling a lengthy illness, passed away peacefully at his home in the early hours of Nov. 9, 2013.

Bill was born in Flagstaff, Ariz. on July 26, 1937 to Eugene Lockwood and Irene Etheridge Lockwood. He graduated from Cottonwood High School in 1956.

After attending Northern Arizona University for one year, Bill was drafted into the United States Navy where he served on the Destroyer USS John S. McCain, the training sub USS Balao, two attack subs, USS Sailfish and USS Tullibee, and two ballistic missile subs, USS Tecumseh and USS James K. Polk, his last assignment.

After serving our country for 20 years, Bill retired with a rank of MTC\SS. He settled his family in Houston, Texas and worked as an electrical inspector at Powell Electric until 1986 when he decided to return to his childhood roots in Williams, Ariz.

Bill then went to work driving a tour bus at his beloved Grand Canyon as well as serving with the Arizona Rangers from 2001-2007.

Bill was a down to earth man who loved his service to his country, his family, his state, his electrical career, his sports teams, and his pets. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Bill was an expert hunting guide for many years. Rare was the unsuccessful hunt. Bill will be sorely missed by his friends, family and anyone who knew him.

Bill is survived by Harriet Means Lockwood, his wife of 48 years, two sons Troy (Kelli) of Houston, Texas and Ronald (Laura) of Cottonwood Ariz., and a daughter Rosland (Curt) Schramm of Battle Creek, Iowa. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Michael Clark Lockwood of Eugene, Ore., Candace Carol Lockwood of Houston, Texas, Samantha Ann Lockwood of Houston, Texas, Michael Wayne Eakens Jr. of Omaha, Neb., William Robert Eakens of Omaha, Neb., Brooke Christine Eakens of Eugene, Ore., Lisa Kay Lockwood of Dallas, Texas, and six great-grandchildren.

A 10:00 a.m. to noon memorial will take place at Canyon Chapel, 720 W. Sheridan Ave. in Williams on Saturday, Nov. 23. A graveside service will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Williams. Friends and family are invited to Williams American Legion Cordova Post 13, 425 W. Grant Ave. for lunch and fellowship after the service.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Article comment by: Laura Crespo

May he rest in peace and dance withe the angels. He was a great conversationalist. All around awesome guy.

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Creager

so sorry for your loss Ronald. I did not know your Father, but it sure sounds like he was a kind and generous soul.

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013
Article comment by: ronald lockwood

bill is my father i already miss him he was a good father in every way never unemployed always promoteing the good in me ive done good in my life because of the values he showed me love your son Ronald lockwood

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