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James Lewis “Jimmy” Lokey

Funeral service for Mr. James Lewis “Jimmy” Lokey will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Haley and Bro. Rob Amason officiating.  Interment Wilson County Memorial Gardens.  Visitation Saturday 9 A.M. until service at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Lokey, age 84 of Lebanon passed away August 17, 2022, at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.

Born February 26, 1938, in Davidson County, he is the son of the late Lewis Lennie Lokey and Naomi Ruth Abernathy Lokey.  He served in the Air National Guard and was a member of Laguardo Church of Christ for fifty seven years. He was a farmer and retired from Kroger where he worked as a mechanic.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of forty four years, Carolyn Wesley Lokey in 2018; sisters: Mary Moore, Julia Lokey, Valeria Cunningham, and Linda Lokey; and special friends: Billy Jack Tubbs and Charlie Cummings.

He is survived by two children: James “Ricky” Lokey and Johnny North; two grandchildren: Brandon (Cara) Lokey and Brooke (Jake) Weldy; six great grandchildren: Carsen & Callie Lokey, Kannon, Kingsten, Kalister and Harper Weldy; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers: Brandon Lokey, James Lokey, Jacob Weldy, J. L. Driver, Richard Gray, Anthony Driver, Phillip Eatherly, and Brian King.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Roger Gaines says:
    Jimmy will be missed he was a wonderful person he always treated everybody the same he will be missed but he’s in a better place now and not in any pain no more
  2. Tim, Tammy, Kayla and TJ McGaha says:
    Uncle Jimmy was a like a father to me. He was always there for you when ever you needed him. Ricky you know my heart is broken with you now. We can’t be with you in person due to health, but you and the family are in our hearts. The world has lost a good man.
  3. Joe Brown says:
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jimmy, He was an old friend of ours, (Mark Brown and myself). It has been many years since we have had contact with him. He is an East Nashville boy, attended HHJHS back in the day. We worked together at Abernathy’s Grocery Store east side of Meridian Street Viaduct. We were in the Tennessee Air National Guard together. He was a great friend. Mark and jimmy were the same age, and I was two years younger. I would say our friendship was around 1953-1960 plus or minus a couple of years. Me and Mark have talked about Jimmy many times. Rest well my friend!
  4. Todd Goodwin says:
    Mr. Lokey was incredibly kind to me and my family. My youngest caught his first fish in the little pond at his house. I loved working and doing farm projects with him. He was such a hard worker and fair minded man. The world has lost a good one.
  5. Family of Charles Cummins says:
    Jimmy was such a good friend to our family. He was one of my dad’s (Charles Cummins) best friends. My parents enjoyed spending time with Jimmy and Carolyn. Our very deepest sympathies to the family. I know my dad is happy to spend time with his old buddy again. ❤️