Charles Batie Lockaby, 92, of Ravenel, husband to the late Bernice Rusher of 33 years, entered into eternal rest on March 25, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Born on January 11, 1929, in Hendersonville, NC, Charles was a son of the late Thomas Batie Lockaby and Le Victor Bagwell Lockaby.
Charles was a graduate of Flat Rock High School "1947". He served in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954. Upon his discharge, he was employed with General Electric in East Flat Rock, NC. He then joined the Greyhound Corporation as a bus driver for 27 years. After retiring, he was a constable for Charleston County under Magistrate Judge George Tumbleston Jr. Upon retiring again, he devoted his time to his family and friends in Ravenel, Charleston and Henderson County, NC.
He loved working outdoors and being on his scooter raking leaves or on his Cub Cadet and John Deere lawnmowers.
He was predeceased by his brothers Robert Hugh and Tommy Burton Lockaby, a sister Rhonda Lockaby McCrary, all of Hendersonville, NC.
He is survived by sons William (Bill) Lockaby of Ravenel, SC, Jerry Lockaby (Cindy) of Charleston, SC, daughters Donna Hardin and Cheryl (Sherry) O'Donald (Connie IV) of Ravenel, SC, grandchildren, Christina Fortner (Chris) of Summerville, SC, Matthew Lockaby (Ashley) of Ravenel, SC, Connie O'Donald V (Crystal) of North Charleston, SC and Joshua O'Donald of Charleston, SC, godchildren, Carol Shelley (Joe) of Hanahan, SC, Anita von Lehe (Jim) of Charleston, SC, great-grandchildren, Christian, Caitlyn, Maliki, John Thomas, Connie VI, Adaline, and Alaura, god great-grandchildren, Rachel and Maddy, and brother-in-law Mack Rusher of Ravenel, SC.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Charleston for their loving care of our father.
Visitation services will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Ravenel, 5987 Hwy. 165, Ravenel, SC 29470. Burial service will be private.
Charles was a member of First Baptist Church of Ravenel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to First Baptist Church of Ravenel, 5987 Hwy. 165, PO Box 129, Ravenel, SC 29470.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.