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Lockhart, Hugh A.

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December 2, 1931 - May 10, 2014

Lockhart, Hugh A.

Hugh Lockhart was born December 2, 1931 in Sandyville, W.V. to parents George and Lucy Mae Ware Lockhart. Hugh attended a one room school through the 4th grade at the Lockhart School in Lockhart, W.V.  His family moved to Pakersburg, W.V. where he completed high school at Parkersburg High School.  After High School he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

In 1956 Hugh married Patricia Prashaw and they moved to Dallas, Texas, where he began his career with Chance Vought Aircraft.  After several years he went to work for Collins Radio Co. and they moved to Richardson, TX.

At Collins he began work and design of the communication system for the Apollo Space Craft.  This was the highlight of his career.

After leaving Collins Radio he went to work for E-Systems in Electronic Warfare and later in finance, negotiations and contract bidding until his retirement in 1990.

In 1968 Hugh and family moved to Plano, TX. He served as President of the Plano Early Lions Club; served as a chairman of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program was on the building committee for West Plano Presbyterian Church. After joining Grace Presbyterian Church he served as a deacon, an usher, participated in S.T.A.R.S. and the men’s breakfast group.

Hugh was a very positive man and deeply loved his wife, his children and grandchildren.  He was a man who enjoyed fun and humor.  His children and grandchildren fondly remember his support and encouragement.

Hugh is survived by his wife, Pat, to whom he would have been married 58 years on June 2, 2014.  Surviving are:


Debbie Barker and her husband, Brent
Jim Lockhart
Mike Lockhart and his wife, Marguerite


Sarah Barker
Luke Barker
Mark Barker
Matthew Barker
Caitlin Lockhart
K.R. Mendralla


Memorial Service: A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 15th 2014 at the Grace Presbyterian Church 4300 W Park Blvd., Plano, Texas at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made in Hugh’s memory to S.T.A.R.S. Grace Presbyterian Church or Plano Early Lions Club.


Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214) 306-6700 phone

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David and Angela Hurwich

May 19, 2014 9:14PM

So glad we got a chance to meet Hugh during the Dave Ramsey class at Grace. Wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed, but, the good news is- he KNOWS! He knows the glory of God's kingdom. Pat- may the strength of the Lord carry you every day, and realize, that even though there's only 1 set of footprints in the sand- they are the Lord's, and it is times like these that he's carrying you.

Barbara Piram Smmith

May 15, 2014 10:27AM

Dear Pat and Family,

Please know that I am praying for you and your family at this very sad time for you all. I am not sad for Hugh as he is singing the chorus of Allelujah in Heaven with the saints and he is in no pain anymore as he is with the Lord.

May God comfort you in your time of loss.

Barbara Piram Smith

Anita Priest

May 15, 2014 9:08AM

Pat and family - May God be with you at this time and hold you close. The loss of such a loved one is so difficult to bear. Such a wonderful man and ohhh, did he love chocolate! One of my favorite memories, he always wanted everything to be chocolate. May God Bless all of you.

Jack and Paula Wilder

May 14, 2014 11:08PM

Our prayers are with Pat and the family. May they feel God's arms around them at this time. Hugh will certainly be missed at GPC.

Jo Ann Maurer

May 14, 2014 6:57PM

Pat, so sorry for your loss. Hugh and you had become very special to me. Will miss Hugh's special sense of humor. Remember that you are so loved by many. Keep all your special memories of Hugh in your heart and he will always be with you.

Bruce and Andrea Bailey

May 14, 2014 5:11PM

Pat and Family,
How blessed we have been to have you and Hugh in our family at GPC! Please know that your family is in our prayers for peace, comfort and strength as you grieve his loss. May God bless you1

Amy Hicklin

May 14, 2014 4:27PM

My prayers are with Pat and her family. Hugh's friendly smiling face will be missed at Grace. May the Lord bless you all.

Barbara Kramer

May 14, 2014 3:37PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Pat and her family. Life will so different going forward, but Pat is strong and has good support groups. She was always there for others in time of need, and they will rise to her needs now! Your AOPi sisters love you and will help any way we can. God Bless You!