Jerry (Squeeze) Lockhart, 63, of Weber City, VA, formerly of the Panther area in McDowell County, WV, passed home to be with His Heavenly Father, on April 14, 2020.

Jerry was born January 12, 1957 in Grundy, VA, a son of the late Willie J. and Minnie M. Smith Lockhart. Jerry enjoyed being a coal miner and was currently a resident of The Nova Health and Rehabilitation Center in Weber City, VA.  He had made a lot of friends there whom he enjoyed spending time with. Jerry was planning on leaving the rehabilitation center after his legs were healed from poor circulation.  He spent time in church there with his brother, Dewey Jackson.

In addition to his parents Jerry was preceded in death by sisters, Doris M. Jackson and Minnie Carlene Hatfield; a brother, Leslie Junie Jackson; several half brothers and sisters, Billy, Paul, and Earl Lockhart, Goldie, Fronia, Mable and Lucille Lockhart.  

Survivors include one daughter, Melissa J. Lockhart and companion Ronnie Matney; one son, Shawn W. (Melinda) Lockhart; and a step son, Eric Bowen all of Jewell Ridge, VA; one loving brother, Dewey (Barbara) Jackson of Tennessee; grandchildren, Brittany Justice, Brandon Lester, Tyler Lockhart, Shauna Marie Lockhart and Lydia Faith Lockhart.  Special niece, whom was his caregiver, Tina Ralph.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 12 o’clock with Reverend Phillip Horton, Reverend Martin West and Elder Fred Bailey officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger.  Burial will follow in the Lockhart Cemetery at Bull Creek near Mohawk, WV.   Pallbearers will be Leslie, Shannon, John and Zachary Cline, Ethan Ralph, and Ben Smith. 

In following the CDC guide lines we ask that social distancing be observed and the no more ten people in a gathering rule be followed.

Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.

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