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Ret. MSGT Milton"Davey" Lockett
February 5, 1935 - June 27, 2018

Columbus, GA- Ret. MSGT Milton Lockett, Jr. 83, of Columbus, Georgia passed Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his residence. Celebration of life services will be 11:30AM Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the chapel at Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 1605 3rd Avenue, Columbus with Reverend Joseph Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Main Post Cemetery, Ft Benning, Georgia with full military honors accorded. Visitation will be today, Monday, July 2, 2018 from 1:00PM-7:00PM at the funeral home, according to Hill-Watson-People's Funeral Service LLC, 706-327-9293. MSGT Lockett was born February 5, 1935 in College Park, Georgia to Milton Lockett, Sr. and Bessie Mae Richards Lockett. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and also served two tours of duty in Vietnam. MGST Lockett became the first African American Ranger Instructor in the United States Army in 1959. He was a member of First African Baptist Church, Past Master of the Sons of King Solomon #358, Electric City Chapter # 482, 32 degree, Royal Arc and also, a Shriner. He married Ida Clay Lockett on February 12, 1955. Their marriage lasted 52 years, from that union one child was born. MSGT Lockett leaves to cherish his many fond memories his current wife of seven years, Angela Lockett; a brother, John W. Lockett, Marietta, GA; a sister, Debbrah Lockett Williford, Atlanta, GA; son, Milton Lockett III(Christine), Columbus, GA; three grandchildren, Celestial Weaver(Walter), Milton Lockett IV, and Tamara Nicole Marshall all of Columbus, GA; four great grandchildren, Jasmine Brady, Alexis Brady, Mersadies Sistrunk and Katilyn Lockett; two great great grandchildren, Carson and Cameron Brady and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and many dear friends.

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  • Monday, July 02, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Hill Watson Peoples Funeral Service
  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
    When someone we love dies it brings great sadness. That is because we want those we love to live and be with family forever. Death was not part of Jehovah purpose in the beginning.. Gen. 1:26-28. Jehovah want us to live and be with family forever. [John 3:16] The bible says in the future death will be no more. Revelation chapter [ 21 :4. ]What about those who have already died? At John chapter eleven it tells of an account where Jesus Christ showed that his father had given him power to returned life to the man there who had died. He can do the same for Mr. Lockett We hope that by reading those scriptures you will find comfort. The bible contain much information about life in the future. Please allow this thought to ease your pain.
    ~ M.A   Opelika, AL
  • Friday, July 27, 2018
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Sunday, November 11, 2018
    We’re sorry of the death of your loved one,but take heart to what Jehovah(our source of life) has said.There is going to be a resurrection.(Acts:24:15).He is going to wipe the tears from ours eyes, and death will be no more. Jehovah is good,a stronghold in the day of distress.He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.(Nahum:1:7).So take comfort in Jehovah and he will sustain you.Visit for more scriptural reading.
    ~ E W   Columbus, GA
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Lockett is an inspiration to me. In 2000, when I was 18, I joined the U.S. Army. I thank Mr. Lockett for paving a way for younger men like me to achieve in life. I thank him for his patience in dealing with the atmosphere of the Military and accomplishing Ranger Instructor! I pray you all celebrate his life and remember the good.
    ~ Gerard Dyson   Atlanta, GA