Derek Ronald Locke

FB_IMG_1422909538130Derek Ronald Locke, age 27, of Seabrook, TX went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 1, 2015.
Derek was born August 3, 1987 in Clear Lake, TX.
Derek was employed by National Terrazzo Tile and Marble in Houston, TX for many years. He was proud of the work he did, and he admired those he worked with and for. He would often tell family about the jobs he was working on, and he had a sense of pride in doing his job well and the beauty of the finished projects.
Derek was a devout Christian and member of Sagemont Church. He loved to talk about the Lord with anyone willing to listen. He was an avid student of the Bible and loved to read, write and share his thoughts about the Lord.
He also had a deep love for his country. He had great respect and admiration for our military service members and excelled in ROTC while attending Clear Creek High School. His passion for politics was evident, and he enjoyed having lively political debates.
Derek was also known for his love of music and its poetic elements. He enjoyed music in almost every genre, especially gospel. He often had a quote from a song to share and truly loved worshipping the Lord through song.
Derek is survived by his father, Ronald Locke and wife, Joann; mother, Carole Gardiner and husband, Floyd; paternal grandmother, Louise Locke McShan and maternal grandparents Carl and Mary Spencer. He is also survived by sister, Katherine and husband, Gregg Lamon; sister, Paige Guzman; brother, Floyd Gardiner III; sister, Crystal Sevilla; sister, Nikki Sevilla; brother, Ivan Sevilla and wife, Desiry; and sisters, Samantha and Lynzi Bennett. Derek was also the proud uncle to Madelynn, Isabella and Abigail Lamon and Ivan, Anthony and Adam Sevilla. Derek is also survived by his uncle, Jimmy Fisher and wife, Rennie; uncle, Michael Locke and wife, Michele; aunt, Shirley Spencer; aunt, Maggie Molina and husband, Tracy; aunt, Tricia Locke Fountain and husband, Todd. In addition, Derek was blessed with a host of great aunts, uncles and cousins.
Derek was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, David Locke and step grandfather, James McShan.
Pall bearers will be Gregg Lamon, Jerry Humbird, Michael Locke, David Locke, Ivan Sevilla, and Zachary Fountain. Honorary pall bearer will be Floyd Gardiner III.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster, TX. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. A private family burial will be held at Alta Loma Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Sagemont Church.


  1. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand

    Marty Hallman
  2. Praying for the entire family

    Cynthia Carpenter
  3. Prayers go out to his family and friends. I only knew Derek for a short time but he was nice to be around.

    Melanie b.
  4. Praying for the whole family… RIP fellow ROTC cadet you will be missed

    Holli Vowell
  5. My prayers are with with you all. God Bless you Tricia and Family..

    With deepest sympathies

    Micah Spinks

    Micah Spinks
  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Love, Patty & Jeff

    Patty Frantz
  7. Derek, You were fun to work with. I so enjoyed the days at Chevron. Although we did not share in any buildings at ExxonMobil it was a joy to talk we you from time time as our paths crossed. You will be remembered….. I never remove those that pass from my phone…. You will remain there to remind of you from time to time.
    To Ron and your Mom, my heart breaks for you. My prayer is that Jesus will fill your hearts with His love and peace in Derek’s absence….

    Mike Dodson
  8. May you find comfort in knowing that Derek is safe and at peace with the Lord.

    Aunt Kathy & Uncle James Wilson
  9. My heartfelt symphony goes to the family.May GOD bless you all.

    JoLynn Hill
  10. My prayer and condolences to you and all your family. We have often heard “there is no sorrow that heaven cant heal.” I pray that the peace of God keeps your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

    Patrick Myles
  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Locke family and relatives. God Bless
    Rudy & Terry
    New Haven, IN

    Jose R Tarango
  12. It is painful to suffer the lost of a loved one. We naturally grieve such a loss. It is comforting to know, however, that our Creator, Jehovah God, understands our grief. (First John 3:20)

    Senthea Gardner
  13. In my thoughts and prayers.

    Kelli Langley
  14. Your death inspired my son to end his life too.


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