GAINESVILLE, Fla. - George B. Lockwood, 71, formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Haven Hospice E.T. York Center.
He was born Sept. 29, 1941, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of Dawn Prince and John W. Lockwood.
George was a longtime resident of Warren. He served the city as an officer in the Warren Police Department, in which he was promoted to detective before taking a position with the Warren City Health Department as deputy health commissioner.
He also served several terms as city councilman at large, and was an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Kent State University for a number of years.
George and his wife, Lynn, retired to Sarasota, Fla., in 1998. She preceded him in death in 2009.
George is survived by children, Rhonda Lockwood and Jason (Peggy Panagis) Lockwood, both of Gainesville, Fla., John (Trina) Lockwood of Warren and Jeffrey (Angie) Lockwood of Cortland; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jan Lockwood of Salem, Ore., and Claudia Lockwood of Prescott, Ariz.; and brother, John Lockwood of Medford, Ore.
His parents preceded him in death.
The Lockwood family extended an invitation to join them for a celebration-of-life memorial service from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 at Buena Vista.
As he requested, George was buried at sea by the U.S. Navy, of which he was a veteran of the Submarine Service.