Obituary: Joe Lockhart (June 6, 1932 – March 20, 2013)

By Matthew C. Durkee, The Triplicate March 28, 2013 11:34 am

Joe Lockhart, 80 of Crescent City passed away on March 20, 2013.  He was born on a houseboat on the Washougal River in Camas, Wash.  He was the youngest of four children.  Joe only had a formal education until the seventh grade, but had a degree from the school of hard knocks.  He influenced many people with his strong work ethics and handshake as a bond.  Joe was a self made man who worked hard to start his own business by doing work in many fields such as, a timber faller, roofing contractor, working on the construction of bridges on Highway 199 north of Crescent City and worked for Simonsen’s until he was able to start his own shake and shingle mill.  He ran J&J Shake Mill for better than 30 years.   Joe served his country in the Navy during the Korean War.  He took great pride in serving his country.  His belief was death before dishonor when in service of your country.

He married wife Joyce on September 17, 1964.  They were married for over 48 years and together, raised a total of six children.  Joe enjoyed many outdoor sports including hunting, fishing and riding Harley Davidsons.  Joe was a member of the Jed Smith Mountain Man club. He also participated in local Toys for Tots runs.  In his younger years Joe loved racing motorcycles both professionally and for fun.

He loved many competitive sports throughout his life.  Joe was a professional boxer and later enjoyed many forms of logging competitions with his sons including Hot saw, ax throwing and other various sawing events.

Joe is survived by his wife Joyce Lockhart and children Vernon (Missy) Lockhart; Joe (Kim) Lockhart all of Tennessee; Bill (Debbie) Lockhart of Idaho; Bradley  Dode  Scott of Oregon; Brian Scott (Jesse) and Leslie  Lucky  Bridgeman (Rick) all of Crescent City.  He also had numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Joe was a well known member of the community and inspired many.

There will be no formal services.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one’s favorite charity.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wier s Mortuary Chapel.

— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel