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Zane Lock - February 26, 2014

Zane David Lock died Feb. 26, 2014, at Saline Memorial Hospice in Benton, Ark., surrounded by family. Zane was born Aug. 23, 1977, in Holyoke to Ron and Cindy Lock. He had three younger sisters: Jade, Gentry and Alexa.

The Lock family lived on the family farm near Lamar, Neb., until 1993 when they moved to Holyoke. At the age of 12, Zane accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior. Zane graduated from Holyoke High School in 1996. The same year, he got married, and they had three daughters: Xandra Madison, Novi Annah and Ava Memphis.

In 2000, Zane graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art with a B.A. degree in computer animation. After working a short time in Loveland, Zane and his family moved back to Holyoke. During his years in Holyoke, Zane was employed by Computers Etc. and later by Highline Electric Association. He developed many close friendships with classmates and coworkers in Holyoke that endured until his passing.

In 2010, Zane and his daughters moved to Greenwood, Ark., where Zane took a position with the University of Arkansas. On Sept. 4, 2010, Zane married Charity Bohannon in Hot Springs, Ark. To this union, Charity’s son, Weston, was welcomed into the Lock family. In 2011, the Locks moved to Benton, where Zane continued to work for the university as assistant director of information systems at UA Medical Center/Regional Programs.

Zane was like other men in many ways. Maybe that made him ordinary, but to those who knew him best, Zane was an absolute original.

He was, at heart, a pyromaniac, a speed demon, a sharp shooter, a computer nerd and a die-hard, Limbaugh-loving conservative. His love for baseball was rivaled only by his love for Mountain Dew. He bled Husker red and, depending on the Broncos’ performance that season, sometimes orange and blue too.

He was both protective and ornery as a brother, both rebellious and disciplined as a son, both passionate and steady as a husband, both a pushover and a disciplinarian as a father. Zane wore a lot of hats, and he did so with his own unique style.

Like so many others, Zane was both a winner and a loser in the race we call life. At times, he really hit his stride, reveling in the joy of his children, love and marriage, moves, job promotions and flourishing friendships. At other times, he stumbled, challenged by divorce, heartache, losses and eventually melanoma.

One of Zane’s most defining qualities was his resilience. It was a quality he would gladly admit he could take little credit for. Zane knew he was broken and flawed, but in the midst of defeat in this life, he received hope and renewal through Jesus Christ, whom he knew personally and loved dearly. In Zane’s death, he’s received even more. He has met his Savior face to face and has been made perfect. His race is over, and he has received his prize.

Besides his immediate family, Zane is survived by Evelyn Lock of Holyoke; Jade and Luke Goldenstein of Holyoke; Gentry Lock of New York City, N.Y.; Alexa and Kevin Keathley of Holyoke; Mitch and Tami James of Benton; Bethany and Josh Miller of Heber Springs, Ark.; Beka and Adam Gassman of Benton; Ryan James of Benton; and Hannah James of Benton.

Services for Zane were held at the First Baptist Church in Benton on March 1.