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William “Willy” Patrick Lockwood, age 73, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6, 2022. He was born February 1, 1949, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to the late William and Helen (Dillon) Lockwood. Willy proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 12 years during the Vietnam War.

Willy is survived by two children, James Lockwood and Jennifer Lynn Smith.

A full obituary will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Per his wishes cremation has taken place and his cremated remains will be buried at Fort Custer National Cemetery.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Mary Jo Lockwood on February 9, 2022 at 6:27 am

    Very sorry to hear…. Thinking of the family and sending my love. Rest In Peace Billy

  2. Gary & Terry Walker on February 9, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    So sorry to hear about Willie, enjoyed working with him at the Federal Center. Gary enjoyed golfing with Willie. May God’s peace be with you all. RIP my friend

  3. Jim Pena on February 10, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    We are saddened to hear of “Willie’s” passing. He was a great person to know and we enjoyed his company. I worked with him at the Federal Center for a number of years.

  4. Phyllis (Lockwood) Geis on February 13, 2022 at 9:35 am

    My condolences to the whole family and may Billy now rest peacefully. James, your dad always made time to email my mom (his Godmother) and keep in touch. Aunt Jo loved him and was so sorry to hear about his passing.
    Cousins Phyllis & Rich
    Aunt Jo

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