Kenneth Cooper Locke, 29, of Grays Creek, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at his home.
Cooper was a graduate of Grays Creek High School and was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Autry Grading Company. He loved hunting, fishing, mudding on his 4-wheeler, working on his vehicles, and anything that allowed him to be outdoors. He had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. He loved his family and friends but above all, loved being a father to his precious daughter, Atleigh.
Cooper is predeceased by his grandfather, Kenneth Locke and his aunt, Debbie Gaydosik.
He is survived by his daughter, Atleigh Raye Locke; parents, David and Michelle Locke; grandmothers, Masako Locke and Rae Garrison; grandfather, John Garrison, Sr.; aunts, Cindy Bradshaw (Keith), and Tamara Sealey (Bill); uncles, Ed Gaydosik, and John Garrison II; mother of his daughter, Kelsey Rae Ballance and her family; cousins, Chrissy, Jessica, Matthew, Justin, Megan, John, and their children; and a host of many other family members and friends who will miss him and his infectious smile.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Faymont Baptist Church followed by a Funeral service at 2:00 pm, officiated by Dr. Pat Hash.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Atleigh Locke Educational Fund c/o Michelle Locke, 1843 Yarborough Rd., Parkton, NC 28371
Online condolences may be sent to http://www.jerniganwarren.com
Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301
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