Mr. Tracy L. Locker, 83, of Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away peacefully Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Baptist Medical Center- Downtown in Jacksonville, FL. He was born October 31, 1932 in Bridgman, Michigan, the son of the late Frank and Crystal Locker. He honorably served our country for a combined 38 years; United States Air Force (4 years), Florida Air National Guard (32 years), and DEA Customs (2 years).
He is preceded in death by his sister Vivian Rudnick and brother Richard Locker. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 43 years, Jan Locker, brother Robert (Dot) Locker, daughter Deborah Locker (Russell) Wade, son David (Vickie) Clark, three granddaughters Melissa Clark (Carleton) Wilkins, Ashley Clark, Blair Wade, and great-granddaughter Madeleine Wilkins.
Tracy was a member of the Free Masons- Scottish Rite and Morocco Temple Funsters. His deep affinity for horses, flying, and motorcycles took him on many great adventures in life. He will be remembered most, perhaps, for the joy he brought to others. His generous spirit, endearing personality, and unbridled sense of humor will live on; his many stories and jokes shared throughout the years are the cannon of a life well-lived.
The family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC, Baptist Medical Center in Downtown Jacksonville, FL, and Community Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion displayed to Tracy during his illness. Gratitude is sincerely offered to the many friends who have provided their love and support during this trying time.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until the time of service. A celebration of Tracy’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard, 1305 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL. Place of Interment is Jacksonville National Cemetery at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
K9’s for Warriors
114 Camp K9 Road Ponte Vedra, Florida 32081
Shriner’s Hospital for Children
email Donor Relations Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.