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ACU Remembers: Stanley Lockhart


Stanley Lockhart
Stanley Lockhart

Veteran minister and former longtime ACU trustee Stanley A. Lockhart (’49) died Nov. 7, 2018, at age 91 in Cedar Park, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2018, at Johnson Street Church of Christ (2200 Johnson St., San Angelo, Texas 76904).

He was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, graduating from Parkersburg High School in 1945. He attended Freed-Hardeman University (1945-47) and Murray State University (1948) before earning a bachelor’s degree in Bible from ACU in 1949 and a master’s degree in religion from Eastern New Mexico University in 1952. Lockhart met Carolyn Randolph while attending FHU and they married June 6, 1948, while he was enrolled at ACU.

Lockhart began preaching at age 15 and served as a minister for Churches of Christ in Texas for more than 50 years, including Texline (1949-50), Friona (1950-53), Levelland (1953-56), Johnson Street in San Angelo (1956-71 and 1985-92), Skillman Avenue in Dallas (1971-77), and Westbury in Houston (1977-85). In retirement he served as an elder at the Johnson Street congregation.

He conducted lectureships around the world; hosted a weekly TV program; preached on the radio; penned three songs, “Lord I’ll Follow,” “Make a Joyful Noise” and “Others”; and published two books, Fragile Moments and The Holy Spirit, His Person and Work. He was president of Family Counseling Service in San Angelo and a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club.

Lockhart was a trustee of ACU for 16 years (1982-98), served on the Search Committee for the university’s 10th president, and received his alma mater’s Distinguished Alumni Citation in 1993. He also was a trustee of Westbury Christian School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos Edward and Anna Evalena Lockhart; and Carolyn, his wife of 63 years.

Among survivors are two daughters, Lyndolyn (Lockhart ’74) Pervier and Sherry (Lockhart ’77) Bird; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

— Ron Hadfield

Nov. 20, 2018

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