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Jim Locke, 80, of New Bloomfield, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Cremation has taken place and per his request no services will be held. He was born February 13, 1934 to the late Charley and Hattie (Cave) Locke. Jim married Donna Good on September 16, 1961 and she survives him of the home. He is a graduate of Jefferson City High School and the University of Missouri Columbia. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired in 1996 from the Department of Natural Resources as an Agricultural Engineer and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden, farming and making maple syrup. He was currently serving as the President of the Board of the Callaway #1 Water District. He is also survived by his children Frosty (Glenda) Locke, Ruth (Mike) Rosenkrans, Sherri Locke, Lori (Matt) Gaskell, Rhonda (Joe) LaCount, 14 grandchildren, Gera Stewart, Kale Stewart, James (Hannah) Rosenkrans, Eric Rosenkrans, Zachary Rosenkrans, Tyler Oswald, Paul Oswald, Stephanie Oswald, Franklin Oswald, Kaleb Gaskell, Jacob Gaskell, Clayton LaCount, Jonathan LaCount, one great-grandchild, Kale Gaskell, one brother Edwin (Ruby) Locke, one sister Sara Montgomery as well as numerous nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Jim is also preceded in death by his sister Ann (Cletus) Koelling. Memorials are suggested to SSM Homecare & Hospice Foundation, 1241 W. Stadium Blvd., Suite L201, Jefferson City, MO 65109.