William (Billy) Edward Lockhart, 62, passed away on April 16, 2020 at home in Bar Harbor surrounded by friends. Billy was born October 24, 1957 in Bar Harbor, the son of William Langdon Lockhart and Ida C. (White) (Stanley) Lockhart. Billy grew up in Southwest Harbor and attended many excellent school programs designed for Special Needs children. Starting as a young man Billy was an altar boy at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor. This was a service he provided proudly, efficiently, and regularly. Billy worked for many years at the Mount Desert Island Workshop making wooden products and, hoods for Jackson Laboratory mouse cages, among other things. He was an enthusiastic participant in the Special Olympics. Annually Billy, his mother and 8 friends would attend the Shriner’s Circus at the Bangor Auditorium; a good time was always had by all.
Billy was a very special person in so many ways. He loved his friends, family and thoroughly enjoyed music. He so enjoyed one artist that he wore out a CD. His smile laugh and loving personality will be missed by all.
He was predeceased by his parents and his older brother Boynton L Stanley, aunts & uncles. He is survived by his sister, Betty L (Stanley) Wheaton and husband Ed; nephew, John E Wheaton II and wife Deborah; many cousins & many close friends.
On behalf of Billy the family would like to thank Dr. Baxter, the Hospice team, his dear friends, and the dedicated staff at Knox Road for the outstanding care he has received for over 30 years.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a graveside service and Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a future date.
Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com
All of us in the Parish of St. Andrew & St. John’s in Southwest Harbor send our love and sympathy to Bill’s family. Many of us remember Bill’s faithful service in our church along with his friend Mike. We also remember his mother Ida’s care and her mission to find ways to best serve and enrich the lives of these boys and of so many others. Combined, that is quite a legacy.
Naomi Friedland-Wechsler and Harlan J. Wechsler extend their condolences to Betty. We were privileged to live two doors down from Ida in Southwest Harbor and Ida was so proud to have us come and say hello to Billy. He was always happy then and Ida was always proud of him. He will remain very much in the memories of our family.