Ralph Charles Locke Jr., 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Mt Carmel Grove City to be with the Lord. Ralph was born on August 21st, 1939 in Mobile, Alabama and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Ralph was a devout Catholic and attended Saint Cecilia Church every Sunday with his wife, Maureen. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, #2898, and was awarded the Greater Columbus Chapter, Family of the Year award in 2018. Ralph also enjoyed giving back to various charitable organizations, including volunteering at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen for 25 years. Ralph is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maureen, children, Ralph Locke III, Theresa (Kirk) Duffer, Paul Locke, grandchildren, Ralph (Georgette) Locke IV, Anna Locke, Abigail, Jack and Jake Duffer, Whitney and Ryan Locke. He is also survived by his brother, Paul (Louise) Locke, sister, Mary Lee (Wayne) Kirche, and numerous other family and friends. Viewing hours will be on SUNDAY APRIL 11, 2021 at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 5471 Frazell Rd., Hilliard, Ohio 43026 from 2:00 - 5:00PM. Prayer service will be held at 4:45 PM. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021 at OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS CHAPEL, 6440 S. High St, Lockbourne, Ohio 43137 with Father Leo Connolly, Celebrant. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery
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