D. M. Lockaby, 86, of Tahoka passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2020. He was born October 15, 1933, in Lubbock to Thomas Matthew and Myrtle (Renfro) Lockaby. He grew up in Tahoka, graduating from Tahoka High School in 1951. He worked for the railroad before being drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in Korea. After a honorable discharge he attended North Texas University, later returning to Tahoka where he farmed until retiring in 2003.
In 1963, Danny married Eddie Carpenter at the Tahoka Church of Christ where he served as an elder. Over the years, D. M. was a Director for the Junior Chamber of Commerce, member and president of the Tahoka Co-op Gin, and was Farmer of the Year in 1970.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Eddie of Tahoka; children, Todd Lockaby and wife Kristi of Tahoka and Jacqui Haygood and husband Lee of Canadian; grandchildren, Morgan Mann and husband Hadley, Brit Lockaby, Luke and Mark Haygood.
D. M. was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Madi Lockaby in 2015 and infant brother, Thomas Matthew Lockaby, Jr.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday June 19, 2020, at Nevels Memorial Cemetery in Tahoka.
Debbie Curry Reed
Friday, June 19, 2020
Eddie,Todd, Jackie, and families
David and I would like you to know how sad we are of your loss.
Danny was a very sweet man and always had time to speak when we meet.
Connie Miller Davis and I planned on coming today but with the virus we were told that we probably would not meet and visit with ya’ll.
We will remember Danny and the family with lots of fun memories.
God bless until we meet again.
Todd I can’t believe it’s been 50 years since you were in our wedding.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your families loss!!
Prayers and love,
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
I only knew Danny for two Years but in those 2 years I learned that Danny was the type of man that you had to respect
I learned how much he loved his family his friends and his country and I’m proud I could call him my friend