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Richard "Dick" Lockhart '53 January 24, 2017 9:09 AM updated: January 24, 2017 9:12 AM

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Col. Richard David Lockhart
August 27, 1930 - January 20, 2017

Richard D. “Dick” Lockhart passed away January 20, 2016, in Tucson, AZ, at the age of 86. He was born in San Antonio, TX, to Samuel R. and Euesta Lockhart. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Samuesta Lockhart. He is survived by his beloved wife, Michaele, and sons Charles (Karen) Lockhart and Douglas (Ellen) Lockhart; 3 grandchildren: Christine Mims, David Lockhart, and Samuel Lockhart; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Dick attended Texas A&M University and received a BS degree in Civil Engineering in 1953. Upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He served 2 years active duty and continued to serve an additional 19 years in the Army Reserve before retiring as a colonel.
Dick’s career spanned 40 years with the Texas Department of Transportation. As a licensed professional engineer he was responsible for the planning, designing, and construction of much of San Antonio’s freeway system. During the 6 years prior to his retirement in 1993 he was District Engineer in charge of all TXDOT operations in the 16-countywide San Antonio District.
A descendant of a pioneer family that came to Texas prior to the Texas Revolution, Dick had a deep interest in Texas history. After his retirement he volunteered as a docent at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio. In 1996, he and Michaele moved to Tucson, AZ, which she considers her hometown. His interest in history then focused on Arizona and the West. He joined the Arizona Historical Society as a docent, leading tours at the AHS museum.
Although his military time was spent in the Army, he had a deep interest in WWII airplanes; he also became a docent at the Pima Air & Space Museum. He and Michaele enjoyed many years traveling and exploring the beauties of the American West and Canada.
Interment will be at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery near Ft. Huachuca.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a remembrance gift in his name to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Graveside Service

JAN 30. 01:00 PM

Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail

Cemetery Details

Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery
1300 South Buffalo Soldier Trail
Sierra Vista, AZ,

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