Sgt. Traimel "Trai" Lockwood, age 28, of White Oak Road, Vilas, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014.

Trai is survived by his wife, Jyssica Murphy Lockwood of the home; his parents, Mark and Terri Lockwood of Boone; his grandfather and step-grandmother, Hayward and Janice Johnson of New Caney, Texas; two sisters, Tamieka Lockwood Roy and husband Adam of Boone, and Shekina Lockwood of Hickory; his great-grandmothers, Pearlie B. Lee of Cleveland, Texas, and Dorothy Pearson of New Caney, Texas; his mother-in-law, Susan Murphy of Boone; his father-in-law, Jaime Murphy of Citrus Springs, Florida; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Truly and Jeremiah Hughes of Spruce Pine, and James and Leah Murphy of Ocala, Florida; his aunts and uncles, Brenda Sutherland, Merlene Lockwood, and Mervyn Lockwood, all of Los Angeles, California, Pattie Arthur of Asheville, Hayward Johnson of Cleveland, Texas, Paul Johnson of San Diego, California, Carol and Eric Harmon of Banner Elk; six nieces, Moriah and Brielle Roy, Autumn and Victoria Holtsclaw, Taylor and Teagan Murphy; eight nephews, Malachi, Theaus, and Mathias Velez, Jeremiah Wilkes, Joshua Holtsclaw, Talon Murphy, Gabriel and Ethan Hughes, and a host of loving family and friends.

Funeral services for Traimel "Trai" Lockwood will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, January 29, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at the Boone National Guard Armory. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Pastor Charles Hindman, Elder Mervyn Lockwood and Mr. Adam Roy. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by the North Carolina National Guard and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, from 6:00 until 8:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be sent to the Lockwood family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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