Preston Kelly Locke, age 85, of Phenix, VA, left this Earth to join his Heavenly Father on Monday, September 22, 2014.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Bryant Ivan; five grandchildren, Bobby Bryant Krystal, Scott Bryant Shawna, Caitlin Bryant, Ashli Reeves Ernie, and Brandon Gwaltney; four great-grandchildren, Aiden, Kinley, Breanna Bryant, and Maddox Reeves; numerous nieces, nephews and a large group of close “shop” friends. Preston was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara A. Locke, and his daughter, Kelly L. Gwaltney.
Preston was a dedicated member of Phenix UMC and an active member of his community. He served a total of 23 years with the military, Navy, and Airforce, before retiring in 1973, to become a jack of all trades. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed by all.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014, in the Phenix United Methodist Church with interment to follow in Rough Creek Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.