Harry Albert Lockwood, 86, of Monroe died Thursday [January 17, 2008].
At his request, no funeral or memorial services will be held. Cremation will take place and the ashes interred at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Arrangements are under the direction of Rupp Funeral Home of Monroe.
Born July 25, 1921, in Monroe, he was the son of Albert H. and Mary (MacKay) Lockwood. He married Norma Helen Johnson on Sept. 4, 1947, in Trinity Episcopal Church, Monroe.
He graduated from Monroe High School in 1939, and also graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from December, 1942, to October, 1945, and participated in the campaigns at Bougainville with the 3rd Raider Bn, Emirau (4th Marine Regt.), Guam (1st Marine Brigade) and Okinawa (6th Marine Division).
He was recalled to active duty during the Korean United Nations Conflict (July, 1950 – January, 1952). He trained infantry troops and served as trial counsel for the General Court Martial at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was discharged with the rank of captain.
Mr. Lockwood practiced law in Monroe for 40 years, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Monroe County, Michigan State and American Bar Associations and the American Judicature Society. He served two years as a city commissioner and three years as city attorney. He also served as a director and attorney for The First National Bank of Monroe for twenty years and was one of the founders, director and president of Raisin Valley Title Company.
He was active in many Monroe County organizations and served as president or chairman of The Monroe County Bar Association, Memorial Hospital of Monroe, American Cancer Society Child and Family Service, Salvation Army of Monroe, Monroe Rotary Club and the Monroe County Recreation Commission. He was appointed chairman of the Michigan Teacher Tenure Commission by Governor George Romney and served in that position for five years. After retirement, he was an active member of S.C.O.R.E.
His recreation activities were varied, but he particularly enjoyed ice boating, gardening, travel and walking.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Douglas Albert Lockwood of Three Rivers, Michigan, and grandchildren, John L. (Jami) Geis, Jessica S. Lockwood and Philip R. (Mindy) Lockwood, and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Martha Helen Lockwood, who died March 28, 1995, a brother, George M. Lockwood, and two sisters, Helen I. Lockwood and Donalda L. Doan.
Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.