Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Jon M. Lockey dies 'of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident'

Called to duty in the service of our lord, on Friday, July 6, 2007, Colonel Jon Michael Lockey reported to heaven to serve and stand watch over the family and nation he so loved.

Born on April 28, 1963, to Harold and Patricia Lockey in Hollywood, Calif., he was also big brother to sister, Susan.

Jon attended USMA West Point '85 and received his commission in the Army as a Field Artillery officer. He also attended Monterey Language Institute to study Italian, where he met his wife, Dorothea Jean Lockey. In August of 1987, they were married. Jon was the loving father of two sons, Steven R. Lockey and Christopher J. Lockey.

After receiving a Master's Degree from NMSU, he established residence in Fredericksburg, Va. Jon attended CGSC in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. and then War College in Carlisle, Pa.

He was a devoted father who enjoyed spending his free time with his sons. He was loving husband and wonderful father. He was a respected officer, having attained the rank of colonel. Jon served his country with honor and passed away while stationed in Iraq.

He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Jeannie; his two sons, Steven and CJ of Fredericksburg; his mother, Pat Lockey, and father, Hal Lockey; sister, Susan Lockey of Bakersfield, Calif. He also leaves behind many family and friends who loved him dearly.

Jon will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery under the direction of Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg. The family will hold a private memorial in Fredericksburg and a public memorial will follow, held at Ft. Meyer Chapel with full military honors. Online guest book may be signed at

In lieu of flowers, our family asks that you thank a soldier and send donations to charities that support our troops.

We love and miss you, Jon. Your day is done.

From the Free Lance Star