Luther Edward Lockwood, Jr. (Ed), 92, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, at the Elizabeth House following a period of declining health. He was born in Streator, IL, to the late Luther Edward Lockwood Sr., and Irma Isabel Crocker. He was also predeceased by his brother Robert Crocker Lockwood.
Prior to residing in Hendersonville, he lived in Evanston, IL and Arlington Heights, IL. Ed attended Evanston Township High School and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ed worked for Pan American Airways and for the Wheeling, IL Park District as a Bookkeeper and Accountant. Following his retirement, he worked in sales for Boat US.
Ed was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville and was known as a true renaissance man. His interests were many and varied. He enjoyed sailing and owned several boats. He enjoyed Astronomy, Egyptology, Geology, and Amateur Winemaking. He traveled widely, living in Germany for several years, and making several trips to Egypt to photograph tombs not usually accessible to the public. Following his move to North Carolina in 2002, he was a SHIIP volunteer for over ten years and a master Pomologist with the Henderson County Cooperative Extension.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Clarke Lockwood (Betty); daughter, Kathryn Reider and her husband Jeffrey of Fairfax, VA; his son Steven Lockwood of Island Lake, IL; grandchildren, Kathleen and Sarah Lockwood and Allison and Madeline Reider.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following:
Trinity Presbyterian Church Four Seasons Foundation
900 Blythe Street 211 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791 Hendersonville, NC 28792