Lockie Edwards, Jr., 75, passed away at his residence on Friday, January, 13, 2012, after a long illness.
Lockie was born November 14, 1936, in Bay City, TX, to Lockie, Sr. and Fostena Edwards. He attended public school in Galveston and after graduating, joined the US Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He later moved to New York in pursue of becoming a professional songwriter. He wrote songs for Nate King Cole, Neil Diamond and others and also produced an album “Harlem River Drive".
Lockie returned to Galveston around 1987, and begin working as a longshoreman for ILA Local 20 for many years until his health failed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Robert Lee and Coleman Edwards; sister Hattie Edwards; uncles and aunts.
He is survived by his brothers, Matthew Edwards(Marion), Robert Edwards (Janice), Daniel Edwards (Iantha), Rayfield Edwards (Roxanne), John Edwards and Rochona Mims; sisters ,Cynthia Smith (David), Mary Petteway (Donald Ray), Daverna Edwards (Gerald) and Adrienne Mays (Dohn); stepfather, Robert Arthur; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; ex-wife and dearest friend, Carla Torgrimson; dearest friend, Kitty; devoted friend, Vic; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM on Saturday, January 21, 2012, followed by funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with Pastor Lorenzo Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Cedar Lake, TX.