December 2, 1931 - May 10, 2014
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
Mike Lockhart and his wife, Marguerite
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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