Photograph: Otis Melvin Loker and Frances Loker
Otis Melvin Loker was born 10 July 1912 in Rockingham County Virginia. He enlisted in the Army 5 April 1944, serving stateside, then in the Philippines. Loker worked as a carpenter at R. S. Monger and Sons in Harrisonburg, Virginia, full and part-time until he was 90 years old. He and his wife Frances Virginia Loker (1912-1993) had two children. Loker died 20 December 2004 in Harrisonburg, and was buried in Elk Run Cemetery, Elkton, Rockingham County.
Photograph of Otis Melvin Loker and Frances Loker, ca. 1944, Otis Melvin Loker papers, Profiles of Honor, Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission digital collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Lent for scanning by Juanita Loker Wysong of Port Republic, Virginia