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Lloyd Lockwood

February 3, 1925 August 30, 2018
Lloyd Lockwood
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Lloyd Lockwood, 93, of San Antonio, Texas passed away Thursday, August 30th, at Brookdale Medical Center Kingsley, San Antonio, Texas.

Lloyd was born in Salina, Kansas on February 3, 1925, a son of the late Kate (Ashton) and George Edgar Lockwood.

In October 23, 1942, at the age of 17, Lloyd joined the U.S. Navy in Detroit, Michigan while living with his brother Bob. He attended boot camp at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, outside North Chicago, Illinois. After graduation, he was sent to the Diesel Mechanic School in Columbia, Missouri and then stationed at Camp Bradford, Virginia, which trained Army soldiers and marines how to conduct amphibious operations. This training was put to use as he was assigned to Landing Ship Transport (LST) 284. On 6 June 1944, during the “D-Day” invasion, his LST was assigned to land on Utah Beach and unload amphibious trucks known as “Ducks”. These “Ducks” were loaded with food, ammunition, gasoline and other war supplies. After unloading, his ship was ordered to Omaha Beach to pick up 350 wounded Allied personnel and KIAs to take them back to Portland, England. After unloading, his ship returned to London and picked up Canadian troops which were transported to Gold Beach. His ship made multiple trips between England and Normandy in support the Allied invasion.

After leaving the U.S. Navy, Lloyd finished his high school education and entered college using the G.I. Bill at Kansas Wesleyan in the fall of 1949. He later transferred to the University of Kansas where he graduated with a BS and a Master’s Degree in Speech Therapy. In 1963, Lloyd accepted a job as the Director of Special Education in Salina, KS. In working with Dr. Lloyd Schurr, Salina’s Superintendent of schools and Dr. Roy Reynolds, Asst. Superintendent, they developed a model program to assist in providing educational services to special needs children that later developed into the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE).

Lloyd was an intellect who held a passion for helping children with special needs. Lloyd was the first Director, Central Kansas Cooperative in Education (CKCIE) which currently provides special education services to 12 school districts. This organization became the prototype for other school districts across the entire state of Kansas and Lloyd was THE source for innovative programming and advice for fledgling directors of special education and school superintendents throughout Kansas.

The 1970’s were times of turbulence for special education with the passage of Federal Law 94-142 that mandated the concept of “mainstreaming” special needs children. Lloyd became the “go-to” expert in Kansas and was willing to share his expertise with others. He was good at utilizing itinerated staff to meet the needs of special children. Lloyd was able to bring audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social workers to advance the education of children in his system before others realized the need of all there services.

Lloyd was a man who expected his staff to do the right thing for “his” kids and expected the administrative staff of member district to be supportive. His own Administrative Staff was told to plan 5 years in advance and identify emerging issues. They were not to get bogged down with the everyday problems. He also believed strongly in providing staff/ teachers with the materials they needed to help children learn. The media center provided by CKCIE was second to none and often provided resources to college professors that had not seen or heard of the latest methods or material to teach special children. Special needs students truly had a friend in Lloyd Lockwood.

In 1986, Lloyd was named the Special Education Administrator of the Year. Additionally, that same year several of his staff won two (2) awards for their work in the state organization. Lloyd retired from his position in 1987.

Lloyd was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Salina, Kansas. Survivors include his son H. Neal Lockwood and his wife Dina of San Antonio, and three grandsons Michael, Travis and Cody.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife Laura Lockwood and his three brothers: Robert, Donald and George Lockwood and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Carrell.

Cremation has been chosen.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, 8 Sept 2018 at Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina Kansas.

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