Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.


Joseph Locklear Jr., 86, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield.

He was born in Red Springs, North Carolina on June 10, 1933, a son of the late Joseph Utley Locklear and Stella Locklear.

Joe was a retired crane operator for the Chrysler Corporation in Twins-burg, Ohio.

He enjoyed collecting old cars and spending time with his wife.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Curley, Henry, Winford and Harold Locklear.

Surviving are his wife, Ona Mae “Jackie” Adams Locklear; one step-daughter, Henrietta Dittmer of Washington; two step-sons, Thomas Balthis of Woods-field, Edward Balthis of Uniontown; one sister, Norris Cummings of Pembroke, North Carolina; two brothers, Leonard Locklear of Pembroke, North Carolina, Al Locklear of Shannon, North Carolina; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woods-field, from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, September 12, with Herb Alexander of the Grace Christian Church and Stonerise Hospice, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.