James Carroll Lockard Sr., a retired banker and World War II veteran, died of a heart attack Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Bel Air resident was 85.
Mr. Lockard was born in Baltimore and raised on Sequoia Avenue. After graduating from Forest Park High School, he worked as an accountant for the Baugh Chemical Co.
He enlisted in the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served with the Blue Ridge Division in Europe for 15 months. He landed at Omaha Beach on June 21, 1944, and was injured during the Battle of the Bulge when his half-track vehicle ran over a land mine.
After being discharged with the rank of sergeant, Mr. Lockard returned to Baltimore and attended the University of Baltimore. He also began his banking career with Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan Association, where he worked until joining Vermont Federal Savings and Loan in 1958.
Mr. Lockard was vice president of the bank, which moved from downtown Baltimore to Hunt Valley, at the time of his retirement in 1992.
He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid collector of American coins, currency and stamps.
Mr. Lockard - who had attended the Colts-Giants' 1958 championship game in New York - later became a devoted Ravens fan.
His wife of 13 years, the former Margery Ann Sheridan, died during childbirth in 1960. In 1966, he married the former Helen Mae Combs, who survives him.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the McComas Funeral Home, 50 W. Broadway, Bel Air.
Also surviving are two sons, James C. Lockard Jr. of Bel Air and Randy D. Lockard of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; five daughters, Lucinda Ann McDonagh of La Plata, Patricia Ann Duni of Berlin, Linda Osborne of Tampa, Fla., Brenda Roozen of Fort Washington and Lisa Herring of Orrtanna, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.