Arthur Lynn Lockrow of Manteo, January 3

By on January 11, 2021

Arthur ‘Lynn’ Lockrow was born on November 21, 1945 in Nyskiuna, New York and passed away on January 3, 2021. He is survived by his two sisters, Betsy L. Meyer and Sarah ‘Sally’ Alice Wilsey. Lynn lived on Roanoke Island with the love of his life Gigi Grill (who passed away several years ago) and enjoyed visits with her son, Nathan Voodoo. He loved his two wondrous felines, Bogey and Smudge; he also cared for several cats that hung out around his home.

Lynn enjoyed exploring the waters around Roanoke Island on his sailboat ‘The Manx’. His friends waited for the call to assist with either putting the mast up or down every year. His other hobbies included creating, working on, and flying radio-controlled model airplanes, painting, drawing, and aviation history. In his spare time, he watched his beloved University of Auburn teams play: ‘Go War Eagles!’

Lynn enjoyed his summers working as Artistic Director at Horn in the West Outdoor Drama and The Lost Colony. He served as the productions Technical Director, Production Manager, Production Stage Manager. Gigi and Nathan also appeared in The Lost Colony as well, a true family affair.

Mr. Lockrow received his Bachelor of Science in Theatre, Education, East Tennessee State University, 1968. Master of Fine Arts, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1973.

Mr. Lockrow’s professional career was extensive: Teacher drama and technical theatre, Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III, Burke County, North Carolina, 1968-1972; assistant professor, scenic and lighting designer, technical director, High Point (North Carolina) College, 1974-1978; assistant professor, scenic and lighting designer, technical director, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1978-1985; assistant professor, scenic and lighting designer, Auburn (Alabama) U., since 1985; director design and production, Auburn (Alabama) U., since 1990; associate professor, Auburn (Alabama) U., 1991. Department chairman theatre school fine arts Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1981-1985, production coordinator, 1980-1981. Co-department chairman theatre High Point College, 1976-1978. Additionally, he was the Drama and speech teacher Cochrane Junior High School, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1969-1972. Visiting instructor in lighting U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1974-1975.

Mr. Lockrow has been listed as a noteworthy Scenic and lighting designer by Marquis Who’s Who.

Lynn was a brother, step-father, uncle, teacher, mentor, and friend to many… He will be remembered…fondly.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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