David Wells Lockyear

Born on October 20, 1970

Departed on February 10, 2017 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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David Wells Lockyear, 46, of Nashville, TN born on October 20, 1970 and died on February 10, 2017.

He graduated high school from Montgomery Bell Academy and received his paramedic's degree from Vol State.

David was a man who had a heart for helping others.  He worked as a paramedic for Metro Nashville, served his country and countrymen as a medic with the Marine group India Company during the Iraq War, and was a loyal son, brother, uncle, and friend.

He is survived by his parents, Gene and Shayron Lockyear; sister, Gina Russell (Emmett); nieces, Sabrina and Ruby Mae Russell; nephew, Hawkins Russell, and uncle, Paul McLemore.

Visitation will occur at the West Harpeth Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 10:00am until 12:30pm.

A graveside service at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on McCrory Lane will follow at 1:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made to Nashville Humane Association or the charity of your choice.



14 Comments to Mr. David Wells Lockyear

  1. Alan and Mary Kay Gumberts and family
    February 10, 2017 8:12 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Shayron,
    Gene, Gina and all of the family!
    We are so saddened to hear this news.
    We know that the good Lord above
    Needed someone to help him in heaven.
    God Bless you all!

  2. Jerry Smith retired Fire Department
    February 10, 2017 8:43 pm

    Sorry for the families loss

  3. Jerry Smith retired Fire Department
    February 10, 2017 8:44 pm

    Sorry for the loss to the family

  4. GS
    February 10, 2017 8:52 pm

    A great person to know and work with. Dave (Buzz Lightyear ). You will be missed …

  5. Jack Hunter Engine 32 C shift
    February 11, 2017 12:14 pm

    Always enjoyed working with buzz lightyear.. drinking lots of coffee at cafe co cos in between runs..prayers for the
    Family.. RIP brother Lockyear!!

  6. Brian Moat - Nashville Fire Department
    February 11, 2017 7:30 pm

    We have lost a great friend, co-worker, and brother. He will truly be missed. God speed my friend.

  7. Eric Sample. NFD
    February 11, 2017 8:24 pm

    So sorry to hear this sad news. David was a great guy with a quick witt and a fun quirky sense of humor. I know he will be greatly missed by many! Gods speed my friend!

    February 11, 2017 10:00 pm


    Deepest sympathy, he was well loved and we have lost a friend, brother in arms and co-worker. Buzz as we called him was fun and a great medic. He will be missed greatly.

  9. Tracy Sharp
    February 12, 2017 7:32 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to all of his Family and Friends. May the Love of those around you help to bring Peace during this time of mourning. I have and will cherish many great memories…

  10. Roger Griffin
    February 13, 2017 2:01 pm

    Gene/Shayron, Words are inadequate at these times. You are on our prayers, we love you. Roger and Joey Griffin

  11. David, Cindy, Ty, & Riley Webb
    February 14, 2017 9:33 am

    In our continual prayers

  12. Fr. John Hays
    February 15, 2017 10:43 am

    I will miss David – sad to hear this news.

    He was too young to go…

    My prayers will be with Sharon, Gene, and Gina.

    May God grant David – and his family – peace.

  13. Mike Oliver
    February 18, 2017 8:37 am

    Shayron and Gene—It’s so very hard to write about anything we just don’t understand. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you both, Mike And Pat Oliver

  14. Miranda Mucha
    June 24, 2018 9:03 am

    With this question, your interviewer is ask you to sell him on you and your status as the best person for the position

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