Charles Allen Locke was born on December 27, 1951, to Royal and Eleanor Locke. Charles was raised in Jourdanton on his family’s cattle ranch. From a young age, Charles was a hard worker and even built his first pole barn at the age of 13.

Shortly after graduation, Charles began teaching shop at Somerset High School and later Roosevelt High School. Charles met his wife Rhonda in 1978 and they were married in 1979 at First Baptist Church in Poteet. Charles left teaching and began Insurance Claims Adjusting and later became Vice President of Claims for Texas Select Insurance Company. In 2010, Charles started his own company, Locke Construction that is still run and operated by his son, Alan, today.

Charles was a faithful member and deacon at Madison Hills Baptist Church where he loved to serve others. He enjoyed grilling for the church picnic and was often found doing various projects around the church. Most importantly, Charles put his faith in Jesus and found joy in helping others.

Charles loved to sing, hunt, fish and cook, but nothing made him happier than spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; sister, Fran Holland; and brother, Victor. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rhonda Wilkinson Locke; son, Alan Locke and wife Christina of San Antonio; daughter, Rachel Chavez and husband Trey, of Midland; his grandchildren, Tyler Locke of San Antonio, and Kyle and Zoey Chavez of Midland; sister, Nancy Koehl and husband Kenny of Columbus; brothers, James Locke and wife Eva of Pleasanton, Sandy Locke and Kenneth Locke of Jourdanton; mother-inlaw, Maryann Wilkinson of Poteet; sister-in-law, Cheryl Wyrick and husband Mike of Hondo; brother-in-law, Philip Wilkinson of San Antonio; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Visitation will be held at Madison Hills Baptist Church, 15413 O’Conner Road in San Antonio, on Thursday, September 23 from 6-8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Madison Hills Baptist Church on Friday, September 24 at 11 a.m., with interment to follow at Rutledge Cemetery, Rutledge Road in Poteet. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Madison Hills Baptist Church for their mission offering.

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