William "Bill" Russell Locust, Jr.

Born: Thu., Sep. 26, 1946
Died: Mon., Jul. 23, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 27, 2018
Location: Long House Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., Jul. 27, 2018
Location: Long House Funeral Home

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William “Bill” R. Locust, Jr., 71, of Whittier passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.

Bill was a veteran of the US Army.  He met his first and true love via a pen pal relationship with his battle buddy while serving his country in Vietnam.  When he returned home he traveled 5 hours each way to develop a relationship and one year later married our mother and had two wonderful children.  He was a great family man and a great friend.  We love you and you will be missed.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Eileen Locust; three children, Allen Locust, Serena Locust, and Karen McNeil Locust; 3 Grandchildren, Latasha Locust, Danzel Locust, and Tizzita Locust; 4 Great Grandchildren, Anthony Locust, Zoey Locust, Kris Locust, and Ava Locust; Grandson-In-Law, Kris Garcia; Long time dedicated friends, Linda Maple, Teresa Dover, and Gary Dean (Boots).

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William R. Locust, Sr. and Caroline Robinson; 2 Sisters and 2 Brothers.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 1 pm until 3 pm at Long House Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 3 pm.  Burial will follow at the Locust Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Steve Youngdeer Post 143.  Pallbearers will be among  family and friends.

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Terry Greene
   Posted Wed July 25, 2018
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dear loved one. Our loving Creator never planned for death to be part of his original plan. There is such a loving scripture found at Revelation 21;3 &4 which reads: With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say " Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, And they will be his people, And God himself will be with them, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The Former things have passed away " I hope these words help you find comfort and also give you hope for our near future.

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