Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thank You

Words cannot even express how thankful we are for all the thoughts and prayers that have been sent our way.  For as much as we loved our son and brother, it is very reassuring to know how much he was loved and cared about by so many others while being so far away from home. 
We thought a blog would be the best way to reach out to everyone around the world.  

We'll try to update when we know other information, and maybe share some stories.  Please feel free to share any stories or thoughts if you want, and pass this along.  

Other blogs mentioning Buddy (Charlie) already established:

Our cousin, Reid's blog


SCEagle said...

To my family hurting in NC,
It's often said, too accurately, that families are closest for weddings and funerals.

I wish I could be there.

I am so saddened by Buddy's passing, yet am all to aware that your pain is enormous.

I look at all he had accomplished and am instead filled with immense joy and wonder - such a life, always doing what HE wanted and getting it done.

Buddy is one to be proud of, for we mourn not as we often do of a life unfulfilled, but of a future that has been lost. His life - there are no regrets there.


matt said...

i am so very sorry. i have known Charlie for a decade or so. we ran into each other a few times a year, usually in a museum or at a conference.

i have always thought of him as a great scientist and a better person.

although this tragedy creates such a gap both personally and professionally for so many people around the world, i can smile sadly thinking how lucky we were to have had him at all, even if too briefly.

peace to all.

Rich Lawler said...

I did not ever get to meet Charlie in person. I only knew of him through his friends as well as through his contributions to the field of biological anthropology.

Regarding the latter, Charlie was a very creative scientist whose various contributions will continue to influence the field. He was never dogmatic or pessimistic, and he was one of the few people to thoughtfully speak out against such forces when it seemed appropriate to do so.

In a field in which pettiness sometimes gets the better of us, I have never heard anyone say anything negative about Charlie. People spoke of him only in the most positive manner: he was a great guy and a very creative scientist.

My deepest sympathies go out to his family, his friends, and the various social communities that he clearly helped redefine for the better. In reading the various thoughts/comments left on different websites, it is obvious his personality was transcendental. For those of us who never got the chance to meet Charlie--we feel cheated.

Anonymous said...

I just heard about Buddy's passing from a friend today. Buddy was one of my closest friends in high school and college. He lived next to me at our high school, Science and Math (and probably spent more time in my room than his). I had lost touch for the past 6 years or so, just before the birth of my first child and around the time Buddy moved to London. I had so looked forward to catching up at our 20 year high-school reunion in October. Most of us from Science and Math have gotten back in touch online in the past few months in anticipation of the reunion, and I had just exchanged emails with Buddy for the first time in years.

He meant so much to me as I grew from an adolescent into an adult. We spent time together everyday at Science and Math, and when Buddy was at Duke and I was at Carolina, I saw him at least once a month. He was an incredibly kind and wonderful person and was always there as someone I could count on. I wanted to express my condolences to the Lockwood family. Please know that he will be missed by many.

Sarah said...

Hello there

I'm terribly terribly sorry for your loss. I didn't know your son but I did walk past the accident that morning on the other side of the road. I wanted you to know that as I passed, just after all the medics got there, I stopped amidst the rushing passers by to say a prayer to God to protect the motorcyclist and to keep him safe in the hope that he would recover well. I say a prayer now for you and the rest of your family. I will remember all of you at my church in Holborn, London

He sounds like a wonderfully gifted academic.

May you eventually find peace and light out of the enveloping darkness.


kitasamba said...

I knew Charlie as a colleague in London at UCL and am somehow just finding out today of his death. Tragic doesn't begin to describe it. He was a lovely guy who also happened to be very bright, warm and a 'doer' - rare in academia.

To his family in the US, you can be very proud of him. My thoughts are with you.