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F Graham Locke...1975-2016

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Franklin Graham Locke


Nashville, TN

Franklin Graham Locke (41) passed away on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. He was a devoted son, father and brother.

Survived by his children: Benjamin Graham Locke, son (13); Kathryn McKenzie Locke, daughter (10); and Piper Madeline Locke, daughter (4); his parents: Dr. Benjamin and Lucy Locke; and his brothers: Benjamin Todd Locke, Robert Clark Locke (Nicole) and Joseph Weston Locke; nieces and nephews: Maddox, Lucy, Elle and Pierce.

Graham was a life-long Tennessean with brief stints elsewhere before returning to Nashville. He attended Harding Academy, Franklin Road Academy, David Lipscomb University, the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry and graduated from the Endodontics program at Boston University.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, spearfish and be on the water.

Graham lived big. He experienced life. Everyday had purpose. Some days were for work and others were for play - but days were never wasted. There are people that will exist well into their 90s and won't live as full of a life as Graham did in 41 years. He challenged himself by constantly pushing the limits of his comfort zone. He had an unquenchable thirst to feel alive each day. He got stuff done. Within a ten-year period, Graham built a large endodontics practice with five offices throughout the Nashville area.

Center Hill Lake was his favorite place. Being on the lake with family and friends was heaven on Earth for Graham.

He was a bighearted giver and shared generously. Graham wanted others to experience the same things that brought great pleasure to his life like a weekend on his houseboat at the lake.

His intense desire to get the most out of each day was both powerful and admirable. His passion for living inspired others around him to strive to be greater and achieve more too.

More than anything else, Graham loved his kids. Whether he was hunting or at the lake, he wanted his kids to be there too.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, November 11th, 2016, with visitation to begin at 10am, followed by a service at 12pm at Brentwood Baptist Church, located at 7777 Concord Road.

To truly honor Graham, live your life to its fullest. He will be forever pleased if you do something unexpected, an over-the-top act of generosity for a friend, a loved one, or if you're a parent, for your children.

Please direct any donations to the charity of Graham's choice, the Interfaith Dental Clinic. (

An online guestbook is available at, 615-377-0775.

Published in Tennessean from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2016

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