Age 66, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away December 25, 2015. He was born October 4, 1949, in Detroit, MI, to Howard and Glorianna Lock.

Jim graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and his master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University. He retired as a statistician from the Department of Community Health with the State of Michigan. Jim was an avid golfer and he loved to follow the Detroit Tigers, MSU and U of M. He also had a keen interest in genealogy research.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Joyce Lock (married November 15, 1975, in Detroit); daughter, Jessica (Aaron Lundy) Snelling; grandson, Hudson James Snelling; brother, David Lock of Grand Island, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bob Telfer, Rosanne (Jim) Klunzinger and Susan Heber; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Denise Clemens.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow, Lansing. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, 1028 E. Saginaw, Lansing, MI  48906.

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    Donald Locke Says:

    My deepest condolences to Jim’s family, rest in peace cousin Jim!

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    Ron Taylor Says:

    I am truly sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He was too young to leave this green earth. I am his 5th cousin, once removed. His diligence in researching Locke family history was outstanding, and he will be sorely missed by all. My condolences to Joyce and his children and grandchildren.

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    Connie & Bob Bolyard Says:

    What a tragedy! We are still in shock. Sixty-six is way too young to leave this world. Your family is going to miss you terribly. It’s hard to believe that we will no longer see you with your beaming smile and your infectious laugh. It is with much sorrow that we say good-bye, but we feel fortunate to have known you for so many years.
    Connie & Bob Bolyard,
    St. Johns, Michigan

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    Steve and Peggy Kalafut Says:

    Dear Joyce and Jessica, Our sincere condolences during this sad time. Jimmy will be missed. I have profound memories of our family gatherings when we were children and have loved trading stories with Jimmy whenever we had the opportunity to be together in the years since. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

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    Bobbi Jo Westfall Says:

    Joyce and Jessica,
    My heart breaks to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such wonderful man, always so full of joy, always sharing that joy with everyone around him. I have many great memories of the three of you and my family together… Years ago when you would come to our house to ride horses. The “city boy” Jim would call us “country folk” and joke about our country ways (all in fun). I remember when the three of you came with my parents to visit me at my dorm when I left to go to college and we took a walk together through my new campus. I thought it was so special that you would travel all the way to Big Rapids to see me at FSU. So many beautiful memories with Jim, Joyce and Jessica! In recent years, we haven’t been together nearly as often, but when we were, our relationships flowed easily as if there hadn’t been a gap at all. I will miss Jim dearly. My prayers are with you, Joyce and Jessica. With love always, Bobbi Westfall (Bolyard)

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