James (J.J., Jimmy and Jim) Nelson Lockhart, age 65, of Butler was called home to Heaven on Monday, August 5, 2019. He passed away at home holding his wife’s hand.
Mr. Lockhart was born on March 3, 1954 in Montpelier, Ohio to Herbert and Salome (Pepper) Lockhart.
He married Sheryl Daniels on October 28, 1973 in Newville, Indiana. James and Sheryl had 4 boys together. They enjoyed their 3 little dogs when they relaxed at home. His wife’s family, the Daniels family, treated him like their own brother, as well as a friend. He will be missed by many!
James was the most gifted mechanic people had ever come across. He enjoyed riding his Harley, mowing the lawn and being retired. If you ever visited him, you’d be sure to pick up on his quick wit and sense of humor. James told it like it was and we will all miss that.
He retired from being a diesel technician a few years ago, but he always made time to help his friends and family with their car needs when he had time.
Lastly, his favorite quote was; “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming…WOW, WHATTA RIDE!!!
His wife; Sheryl Lockhart of Butler.
Son and daughter-in-law; Toby and Jackie Lockhart of Butler.
Son and daughter-in-law; Chad and Lizzy Lockhart of Butler.
Son; Aaron Lockhart of Fort Wayne.
6 grandsons; Ty, Chase, Jack, Caden, Dredyn and Westyn.
4 granddaughters; Brittany, Brooklyn, Mya and Leena.
2 great grandchildren; Iris and Bentley.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son; Bradley Nelson Lockhart.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at the Lockhart home, 710 South Federal Avenue in Butler .
Memorial donations may be directed to Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Waterloo.