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Why we named the daycare center the Lockhart Early Learning Center

Dr. David A. Lockhart Oct 3, 1922–Oct. 26, 2009

  • Served as a Naval officer in WWII in the Pacific

  • Devoted husband to Betty Sue Lockhart

  • Devoted father to five children: Susan, David, Becky, Jenny, Malcolm

  • Blessed by ten grandchildren

  • Graduate of Duke University School of Medicine.

  • He practiced pediatrics for over 40 years in Concord, where the health and well-being of children were foremost on his mind. He served multiple generations of families in this county and was blessed by these relationships

  • He was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church. He drew the plans for the wrought iron gates that form the entrances for the Columbarium and Bell Tower gardens.

  • He believed in giving back to his community.


He helped to establish:

  • The Child's Advocacy Center at Northeast Medical Center, a center for the diagnosis and treatment of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

  • The Cabarrus Community Child Protection Team and Child Fatality Task Force, The Logan Community Resource Center. 


He Served:

  • As a volunteer pediatrician at Stonewall Jackson Training School.

  • As a board member of the Cabarrus Partnership for Children serving preschoolers' needs. 

  • As the Medical Director for the Cabarrus Health Alliance.

  • As Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of Staff for Cabarrus Memorial Hospital.

  • As a board member of the Concord School Board during the late sixties and seventies when the schools were being integrated which was accomplished with a smooth and peaceful transition ( Per Bette Sue, Dave's widow there were some times of tension but everything worked out smoothly and peacefully)

  • As an adviser to the NC State Board of Education

  • As a member of The Cabarrus County Board of Health


In retirement, he was concerned about the plight of children and families who were uninsured and with his lifelong friend, George Liles, co-founded the Community Free Clinic


His service was acknowledged by several recognitions and honors:

  • The 2006 NC Child Health Recognition Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Distinguished Rotarian

  • 9 Who Care Award

  • Lions Club Lay person of the Year

  • Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

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