James Allen “Jim” Lockman, 68, died following a two-year battle with cancer on Monday, Feb. 17 at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland.
Jim was born on Friday, July 13, 1951 to Ray Lockman (deceased) and Grace Irene (Malik) Lockman (deceased). He was the middle child and oldest son with four older sisters and four younger brothers.
In order of birth: Patricia Rae Stugart -husband Larry Stugart(deceased) in Ft Collins, Colo., Nancy Jo Tulk(deceased) -husband Bill Tulk of Colorado, Linda Anne Doney(deceased) -husband Dennis of Texas, Dianna Lee Jewel(deceased) -husband Lloyd of Cheyenne, James Allen Lockman, Terry Ray Lockman -wife Debbie- of Wheatland, Bobby Gene Lockman -wife Joyce- of Wheatland, Larry Dale Lockman -wife Bobbie- of Spokane Valley, Washington, and Jack Dee Lockman of Thornton, Colo.
Following his graduation from Wheatland High School, Jim married Sandra Jean (Schlichenmayer) Lockman on July 19, 1970. After a comprehensive study of the Bible, Jim was a regular participant in the door-to-door ministry with the Wheatland Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses from 1970 to the day of his death. He was baptized as One of Jehovah’s Witnesses on March 13, 1971. He also had the privilege of volunteering to assist in building and remodeling Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses throughout Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska.
Jim retired from the position of Platte County Road and Bridge Superintendent in 2018 after 36 years in multiple job positions throughout the Road and Bridge department.
Jim enjoyed spending time with friends and family, swapping stories, laughing, and joking. He was an avid woodworker. He and Sandy went camping and four-wheeling at every opportunity they could. He referred to himself as a ‘Jack-of-all-Trades, but Master-of-none’.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jean Lockman; son, Shawn Jacob Lockman -wife Carrie- of Woodstock, Va.; daughter, Stephanie Grace (Lockman)Renner -husband Brandon- of Casper; sister, Patricia; brothers, Terry, Bobby, Larry, and Jack; aunts; uncles; as well as a plethora of in-laws; nephews; nieces; and cousins.
A memorial service for Jim Lockman will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. It will take place at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 1855 Center Rd. Wheatland.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland assisted with the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com