Vivian Huff Locklar, born December 16, 1916 in Ennis, Texas to Fred and Ilene Huff passed away on March 2, 2012 after a brief illness. She attended school in Ennis but had to withdraw in order to take care of her family. She married Orville Locklar on May 15, 1938 in Ennis and made their home in Corsicana. They had been married for 71years at the time of his death in 2009.
In 1944 she and Orville, who worked for Safeway, were transfered to Hillsboro and they lived there for 15 years. Both were very active in the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro where she taught in the beginner department. She was a homemaker for a number of years and was known for her sewing abilities, her cooking and taking care of her children.
In 1959 she and her family moved back to Corsicana and affiliated with the First Baptist Church. She retired along with her husband from Texaco in 1979. At that timne they decided to move to Malakoff where they lived for 10 years. She became a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff and was very active. In 1989 they moved back to Corsicana and affiliated once again with First Baptist Church where she became the outreach leader for the Senior Citizens Departmen for 16 years. During her retired years she and her husband traveled all around the country with the Senior Citizens of the church.
She enjoyed fishing wioth her neighbors and playing with the great grandchildren and she always made room for the less fortunate. She was active with the Solid Rockers at the church and sang with church members who went every week to the Twilight Home.
Survivors include her two daughters, Martha and husband Jim Kirgan of Kirvin, Mary Jane and husband Ronnie Wylie of Corsicana; 5 grandchildren Jim Kirgan Jr. and wife Cindy of Teague, Kimberly Kirgan of Mexia, Meagan Langley and husband Darren of Kirvin, Christopher Wylie and wife Julie of Victoria, Alison Williams and husband Andy of Corsicana and one special person Donna Patterson; 6 great grandchildren Kayse, Kyle, and Kourtnee Kirgan, Grady and Sarah Langley, and Ethan Williams; one sister-in-law Kitty Huff of Houston and several nieces and nephews. Two adopted sons Herb Adcock and wife LuJean of Iowa Park and E.J. Pricer and wife Lucille of Garland, and one God child Nancy Schusler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her brothers Estes Huff, Jack Huff, Johnny Huff and Fred L. Huff Jr., and one granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Wylie.
Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 5 - 7pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at graveside on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11am at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana with Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
If desired memorials may ber made to the Meals on Wheels of Navarro County at 1805 North Beaton Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the First Baptist Church Building Fund 510 West Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110.