December 9, 2005 ~ June 14, 2012
West End, NC
Tayden Shane Locklear, six year old son of Shane and Tia Garner Locklear died Friday at Duke University Hospital from a brain tumor.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Halls Memorial Church conducted by the Rev. John Stinnett. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Tayden was born December 9, 2005 in Guilford County and was a student in Mrs. Blue's kindergarten class at West End Elementary School. Tayden loved Jesus more that anything else. He always looked forward to camping with his family and playing in the water. He was a happy boy and even after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in January he believed he would get better. His hope was to play basketball this next year at school.
In addition to his parents he is survived by: brothers and sister, Daylon, Shania and Dakota; maternal grandparents Debbie and Joe Garner of Greensboro; paternal grandparents Natalie Locklear and Less Oxendine of Carthage; maternal great-grandparents Lucille Osborne of Greensboro and Betty and Jimmy Gaines of Coleridge; paternal great-grandparents Nathan and Betty Locklear of Stanley.
The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the residence of Natalie Locklear and Joe Oxendine, 1407 US Highway 15/501, Carthage.
Memorials may be made to: the Tayden Locklear Memorial Fund, c/o First Bank, P.O. Box 115, Carthage, NC, or any First Bank branch location.
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is caring for the Locklear family.