John Lockett, Jr.

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 3, 2009

John A. Lockett, Jr., 66, of Selma, died October 31, 2009 after a brief illness.
Mr. Lockett is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, Martha Beasley Lockett of Selma, his mother, Louise D. Lockett of Selma, his sons John A. Lockett III (Erin) of Atlanta, and Peyton B. Lockett of Birmingham, a sister Sue Lockett Lovoy (Steve) of Birmingham, nieces and a nephew.
Mr. Lockett was born in Selma on November 21, 1942. He graduated from A.G. Parrish High School in Selma in 1960, and from Birmingham-Southern College in 1964 where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1967. After serving a short time as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama, Mr. Lockett returned to Selma where he was engaged in the private practice of law for over forty years, devoting much of his career to assisting the working people of Selma and the surrounding area with their legal affairs. Mr. Lockett served one term, 1974-1978, as a representative in the Alabama state legislature representing Dallas and Bibb Counties as a Democrat.
He will be missed by his family and all of those who knew him.
His family would like to thank all of those who have called, visited or assisted in any way over the past six months.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at New Live Oak Cemetery, Selma with Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Pallbearers will be Charles H. Sims, Andrew Cromer, Glenn Sexton, William T. Faile, Blanchard McLeod and Cren Pritchett. Please visit to make online condolences to the family.

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