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Captain L. Brent Lokey Usaf (Retired)

October 20, 1942 — July 7, 2019

Shelbyville, TN

Captain L. Brent Lokey USAF (Retired), age 76, of Shelbyville, TN, died on Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Nashville, TN.

Mr. Lokey was born in Shelbyville, TN, to his late parents, Neil Coble Lokey, Jr. and Nora Jenetta Philpott Lokey. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force in which he served 25 years. While in the Air Force, he served as Captain, Weather Officer, Squadron Commander, and served with the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam. Mr. Lokey was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, twice awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, awarded three times the Air Force Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Antarctic Service Medal. Mr. Lokey worked with the Epilepsy Foundation of Middle Tennessee for 12 years as regional director. Locally, he was active in the Republican Party, president of the Shelbyville Central High School Class of 1960, past camp commander for the SCV camp in 1972, baseball coach, Sunday school teacher, and was also a “Professional Big Daddy.” He was also a member of Grace Baptist Church in Shelbyville, TN.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Ricky Lokey, and a grandson, Justin Leverette.

Mr. Lokey is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carolyn Lokey, Shelbyville, TN; daughters, Christy (John) Rich, New Market, AL, Kay Lokey, Goodlettesville, TN, and Wendy Hamilton, Shelbyville, TN; brother, Neil (Connie) Lokey, Shelbyville, TN; sisters, Lydia Mittwede and Lisa Walker, both of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Katie Taylor, Ashley Knodel, and Joshua Knodel; great grandchildren, Emerson Taylor and Ellisyn Taylor.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 4pm until 8pm at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 2:00pm in the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Dr. Marvin Neill officiating. Interment will follow at Cothran Cemetery in Bedford County.

Bobby Lemmon, Rick McGear, Sam Mittwede, Kenny Phillips, Neil Lokey, Joshua Knodel, and Jason Leverette will serve as active pallbearers. Sam Isom will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 701 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37210.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

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