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Dolan "Cherokee" Locklear

August 17, 1942 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 78)


Dolan “CHEROKEE” Locklear left this earth and began his journey home to his creator at 6:44pm on January 18,2021. His soul was strong enough to carry the wind with every step he took… now the wind carries his soul home.

Those who preceded him in death; mother Mary Francis Caldwell, brothers Donnie Gene Locklear, Earl Locklear, Jr. Sister Mildred Marshall. Father Joe Locklear. His Warrior Brothers, James R. McMillian, Henry A. Locklear, Joe Junior Locklear, Left to hold on to his memories, his beloved children, Tasha Locklear, and Bryan King of Norfolk Va, Jody Locklear and wife Chantel of Pierson MI, grandchildren, McKenzie, Preston and Quillen of Pierson,MI. Jaiden, Ava and Micheal Of Norfolk, VA.

On his mothers side of the family, left to remember him are His brothers Johnny Locklear, wife Beverly of Red Springs, Dennis ‘Beck’ Locklear and wife Donna of Red Springs. Sisters Sylvia Olgaard and husband Roland of Seattle Washington, Carrie Bilgera of Jacksonville Fl, Marie Jones of Norfolk, va.

On his fathers side of the family, left to remember him are his brothers, Donald Locklear, Charles Locklear and Ronnie Locklear all of Vanceboro, Nc. Joe Brant Locklear of Washington, Nc. and Joe T Locklear and wife Peggy of Maxton, Nc. Sister Carolyn Fulmer of Merritt.

His warrior brothers left to carry on his light, Cleveland Ray Carter, Sandy Howie, Javi Locklear and Danny Locklear. 

Cherokee had many friends that were family to him. He was a man who would do anything for the ones he loved. To know him was to truly love him…. With all his flaws, mistakes and quirky imperfections, he was Golden to us and “Worth more than a dollar two ninety eight”

He Loved to hunt, fish the outdoors… he always smelled of campfire and river water. He was a master gunsmith and knife maker who enjoyed teaching his skills to many through out his years. I am sure his spirit will carry on in the lives of those he touched. Many things he taught are the life skills that will never be forgotten. His energy Lives on in all that he ever did, it is not gone and will not fade. 

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