77 year old Richard Ray Lockhart of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC of McMinnville. He was a Mason of Liberty Lodge #77, Shriners, and American Legion. Lockhart was also a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and a retired business owner of Village Market. Mr. Lockhart was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Lockhart was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo and Hattie Billups Lockhart; his wife, Frances Johnson Lockhart; a step-son, Gus Johnson; three brothers, Howard, Edgar, and George Lockhart; and a sister, Ruth Lockhart. Survivors include a son, Gene Lockhart of Smithville. Two step-sons, Larry Johnson of Kentucky and Mike and wife Jeana Johnson of Lebanon. Seven grandchildren, Ashley Bogle of Smithville, Jay Lockhart of Woodbury, Melissa Muskopf and John Johnson both of Smithville, Nathan Johnson of Alexandria, Ben Johnson of Lebanon, and Mollie Johnson of Kentucky. Eleven great grandchildren. Three brothers, Wesley and Leveda Lockhart of California, Buck and Mary Lockhart of Oklahoma, Bob and Margaret Lockhart of West Virginia. Two sisters, Lucy Lockhart of West Virginia and Judy Lockhart of North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, in lieu of flowers.