Larry 'Papa' Lockaby
By Wise Funeral Home
Oct 3, 2018
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Bonham, Texas -- Funeral services for Larry "Papa" Lockaby, 72, of Irving, Texas will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Bonham, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Mike Burt. Interment will follow at Carson Cemetery in Ector, Texas. Larry passed away on October 2, 2018. He was born November 14, 1945 in Bonham, Texas to John Anderson Lockaby & Jossie Knipe Williams.

Larry married Ruth Lavern Large on January 26, 1974 in Irving, TX.  He was a welder for many years, and restored upholstery in old cars, even appearing once in Easy Rider magazine. One of his greatest joys was going to Trade's Day and collecting antiques. He loved music.  He treated everyone with kindness, and kids loved him and were drawn to him.

Larry was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Ruth Lavern Large Lockaby on March 11, 2017; parents, John Anderson Lockaby & Jossie Knipe Williams; grandson, Justin Jaso; sisters, Loretta Duvak, Bessie Lockaby, Lola Ruth Rendon, Faye Large; brothers, John Lockaby, Garland Lockaby.

Surviving are his children, Melissa Gerrera and husband Joe, Kelley Parker, Kimberly Minick and husband Mark, Larry Gavin Lockaby and wife Laurie, Craig Robisheaux and wife Deana, Michael Lockaby, Breeanna Lockaby and Leah Lockaby nine grandchildren,  Jessie James Jaso, Jeremy Jaso, Kortney Lockaby and husband Ryan McMillion, Ryan Robisheaux, Andrew Robisheaux, Jacob Minick, Timothy Argo, Laney Argo, Lauren Minick;  great-grandchild,  Matthew Lockaby and Bentley Ryan McMillion; two brothers, Wade Lockaby and Leeman Lockaby; numerous nieces and nephews

Pallbearers will be Gavin Lockaby, Craig Robisheaux, Ricky Large, Mark Minick, Brad Heathcock.

The family will receive friends at 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., just before service on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Wise Funeral Home Chapel.

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