Wayne Locke passed away peacefully at home in Chiefland on Saturday, May 28, 2022. He was 79.

He was born on May 26, 1943, in Gainesville, Florida. Wayne grew up in Chiefland attending schools K through 12, graduating from Chiefland High School in 1961.

After graduating, he joined the Army, serving his time in Germany. After leaving the Army, Wayne moved to St. Petersburg where he met his wife Barbara. In 1974 Wayne and his family moved to Chiefland where he lived until his death. Wayne worked on his family farm until he went to work for A.D. Andrews nursery until his retirement in 2008. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Later in life, he devoted himself to his two dogs, Blackie and Roxie taking care of them until their deaths. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Willie Mae Locke. He is survived by his wife Barbara, son Michael, his brother Del (Becky), grandson Clayton and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice.

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