Death of James Lemuel “Jim” Lockhart

On behalf of the officers and members of the West Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, we extend our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of James Lemuel “Jim” Lockhart, who passed away on Thursday, June 02, 2016.

Jim and Janet Lockhart
Jim and Janet Lockhart

James Lemuel “Jim” Lockhart was a Past President of the Captain James Neal Chapter of the West Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

The following is his obituary from the Sunset Memorial Funeral Home and Memory Gardens of Parkersburg, WV:

In Memory of James Lockhart
June 27, 1929 – June 2, 2016

James Lemuel Lockhart, 86 of Hockingport, OH passed away on June 2, 2016 at Camden Clark Hospital.

James was born June 27, 1929 in Medina, Jackson Co., WV to Owen Weaver and Marie {Archer} Lockhart.

James was a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a well know Genealogist and he and his wife have published 300 different WV family genealogies. He was a retired manager for Tandy Leather Co. and American Handicraft Co. as well as operating the store in Charleston, WV. James taught crafts over the state at schools, colleges, prisons and other organizations and helped start the WV Arts and Craft Fairs in Ripley at Cedar Lakes. He was a past president of the Capt. James Neal Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.), a member of Post 15 American Legion, the NRA and the Celtic Group of Belpre & Parkersburg. He was a foster parent and a WV History Hero of 2013. James was also presented with the “Little Dove” award for his volunteer work at Blennerhassett Island. He was a volunteer for 26 years for the Coast Guard Auxillary as Coxen and Captain, taught boating safety and helped patrol the Kanawha River for accidents.

James married F. Janet Taylor on February 7, 1953.

James will be deeply missed by his wife of 63 years, F. Janet, son Gerry J. Lockhart, Hockingport, OH, (spouse #1 Terri Beitzel) & (spouse 2# Linda Lauer) Bruce Alan Lockhart, Jacksonville, FL (spouse #1, Cynthia Dackett) & (spouse #2, Suzanne Hyde), daughter, Marie Frances Lockhart (spouse John Williams)of Bozeman, Montana, grandchildren, Chris, , First Class Petty Officer Jeremiah and Zackary Lockhart and Sarah Lockhart Mehl Ezekiel (Zeke) and James Williams.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, June 10 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mitchell Sheets officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Online tributes may be made at