Obituary for Mr. George R. Locke
George Richard Locke (Dick) was born on April 21st, 1934 in Chadron Nebraska to Helen and George T. Locke, number 4 of 5 siblings.
Several years later the family moved to the countryside of Upton where the children rode horses to school. The family lost their beloved father when Dick was the tender age of 13 and the family moved to town.
He met the love of his life, Neomia Sinkey while in high school.
He enlisted in the Army right out of high school and was set to go to basic training and married his sweetheart May 29th, 1955. George was sent to Alaska while Neomia finished high school. Neomia joined Dick in alaska where they welcomed the first of four daughters.
They moved back to Upton in 1958 where they maded their home.
Dick was a top truck driver amd could set tanks on a dime. He always said he had backed up at least a million miles in his lifetime.
He was retired at age 42 by a heart attack and his favorite pasttime was mechanicing in his garage to all hours of the night.
The joys of his life became his grandchildren and he love to take them to coffee and sometimes on the mail route he helped Neomia carry. He lost his beloved Neomia in 2014. He passed peacefully in his sleep at Pioneer Manor on October 15th 2016.
He is proceeded in death by his wife Neomia and grandson Jacob Ray.
He is survived by his children Paula (Dwight) Donner, Joni Rikke( Rick Drexler), Jennifer Locke, April (Joseph) Sadler all of Upton. His sister Arlene Young of Gillette.
Also survived by his favorite people, his grandchildren. Micheal Keller, Morgan Donner, Weston Donner, Meagan Donner, Stephanie Rikke, Jonathan Rikke, Jade Rikke, Shayla Jenkins, Jordan Dowdy, Kim Washburn, Danny Benshoof, Aaron Sadler, Brynna Sadler, Caelyn Sadler, Monica Sadler and spouses. 34 great grandchildren plus neices and nephews. Services will be Friday, October 21st at 3 P.M at Lighthouse Assembly of God in Upton Wyoming.