William E. Locke
William E. Locke, age 86, of Fredonia, N. Y., died Monday August 6, 2018 at Brooks Hospital and joined his Lord and Savior and his best friend and wife, LaVerne. William was born on July 27, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Harry A. and
Elizabeth (Hill) Locke. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1953 and was a member of the American Legion Fredonia Memorial Post 59. He graduated from Jamestown Business College in 1971. William was Deputy Director of Finance for Chautauqua County for over twenty years. He was the Treasurer of the County Treasurers and Finance Officers Association, a longtime member of the Fredonia First United Methodist Church, where he served as Church Treasurer for many years and was District Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America.He is survived by two children: Cheryl L. (Thomas C. III) Sullivan and William E. (Gail) Locke, Jr.; three grandchildren: Thomas C. Sullivan IV, Heather L. Sullivan and Elizabeth A. LockeBesides his parents William is predeceased by his wife of 60 years LaVerne H. Locke, a granddaughter Sarah Lynn Locke and his brothers and sisters: Dorothy Locke, Henry Locke, Elizabeth Jones and Joseph Locke.William enjoyed golfing, spending time with his grandchildren and children and traveling throughout the United States and Canada. Throughout his life, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, children and grandchildren. He enjoyed his many trips to Disney World with his grandchildren where he spent his 86th Birthday shortly be-fore his passing.Funeral services will be private. Military Honors will be accorded by the Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council. Memorial contributions in William’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Children’s Room at the Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia, N.Y. 14063. Online condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler.