Born July 4, 1917 in Goldthwaite, TX to the parents of Clayton and Vera Wheeler Horton, she succumbed to cancer June 28, 2013 in Denton, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Mary Katherine DuPuy and Guelda Lee Lemons; and by her husband, E. Wayne Locklear. At the time of her death she was living in Denton, Texas having moved there from Weatherford, Texas in 2003. A member of the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton, she was known to possess a sweet and kindly disposition. She was a woman full of faith and had a servants heart.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 6-8 pm at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10:00 am at the DeBerry Funeral Directors Chapel with Bob Bentley officiating. Burial will follow later that day at 4pm in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Goldthwaite Texas.
She is survived by a son Harry Eldon (Tom) Andrews-Locklear and his wife Nancy Bailey Locklear of Denton; three grandchildren, Andrew Locklear, Bonnie Mockler, and Penny Ruth Riley; five great grandchildren, Brandon Wayne Locklear, Bailey Locklear, Madison Mockler, Seth Mockler, and Mollie Rose Riley; and by nephews, Gerald Lemons, Harold Dean Lemons, Larry DuPuy and Don Reese DuPuy. Willie Retta was formerly the wife of Harry Eldon Andrews of Brownwood who perished in a house fire in Brownwood in 1935. Following his death, Willie Retta returned to Goldthwaite to live with her parents. In November of the same year she gave birth to her only child, Harry Eldon Andrews, Jr. She married Wayne Locklear of Goldthwaite in 1938. They had been married 58 years at the time of his death in 1996.