William Ferris Lockhart, 85, passed away Monday, February 5th in Ocala, FL with his beloved wife, Corinne, at his side. Loving father to Robert Lockhart, Carole Ann Lockhart Kieffer (deceased) and caring stepfather to Mark (Paige) Combs and Jon (Mariellen) Combs. Really fun “Grandpa Bill” to Alex Kieffer, Spencer and Lauren Combs, Caelie and Averie Combs, and special family friend to Pam Payne. Predeceased by parents Ferris and Mary Lockhart, sister Mary Ellen Sandul of Crestline, Ohio, Bill graduated from Ohio University and spent 2 years in the Army before settling down to raise a family in Sheffield Lake, OH. He was active in the community, serving several years as PTA Treasurer of Forestlawn School. In 1968 he was nominated “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” by the Sheffield Lake Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a loving foster father for 7 children over the span of 12 years. In college Bill was an avid table tennis player, participating in local tournaments. Bill and his family moved to Middleburg Hts, Ohio as his career advanced with State Farm Insurance Co. Upon retiring, he worked for and volunteered at animal shelters to care for rescue dogs, sometimes nurturing them in his home. Internment and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Bill may donate to Suncoast Bassett Rescue 5200 NW 43rd St. #102318 Gainesville, FL 32606 or SPCA 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 34481. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813.