In Memoriam – Poodie Locke

admin —  May 7, 2009 — 11 Comments

With great sadness, we want to inform you that Poodie Locke, Willie’s long-time stage manager, friend and golf partner, passed away today. We will provide more details soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Momma Locke, Cindy, Shaye and Poodie’s family and friends.

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Poodie, put us on the list for a backstage pass in heaven!

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11 responses to In Memoriam – Poodie Locke

  1. I met Poodie Locke in 1985 when the band I was in (Tabby Crabb and The Tennessee Deluxe) opened up for Mr. Willie in Plains Ga. Poodie was one of the kindest souls I’d met that day and continued to be each time I was offered a chance to visit the families show. I had an opportunity to play golf with Poodie, Budrock, Paul, Tabby and Willie shortly after the concert. Poodie and Buddy gave us a tour of Austin to see a few of their favorite local musicians. Poodie Locke was a friend anyone would be proud to know. Thanks guys for making my dream come true.

  2. No bad days. That’s poodie’s logo,
    And if you ever met the man you would understand why. Because when your around him you just feel like family is near you like going home for thanksgiving or Christmas. That’s the feeling I got every time I talked to him and was jamming out to some good old fashioned country music. God bless you poodie. I will see you again on the other side!
    Respectfully,
    Matt Ionnotti

  3. “That’sa goodern, Troy” was the basic compliment Poodie would give one a joke I would tell. Still miss him and his homemade wine.
    Sang a song at a songwriter’s night recently and it mentions Poodie. Well, that opened the floodgate for “Poodie memories” from other players.
    Miss you, James R. Locke.

  4. “That’sa goodern, Troy” was the basic compliment Poodie would give on a joke I would tell. Still miss him and his homemade wine.
    Sang a song at a songwriter’s night recently and it mentions Poodie. Well, that opened the floodgate for “Poodie memories” from other players.
    Miss you, James R. Locke.

  5. Remembering Poodie, as always, on the 6th anniversary of his passing, May 6th. Like the road, memories go on forever. cn/chris nelsen—kalamazoo, mi.

  6. Poodie & Cindie were so nice to have me out to Spicewood when I was touring with Jefferson Starship. I still have the video. I slept in and missed the bus to Galveston. They let me hop a ride on Willie’s jet, and I made it to town before the band. A very cool guy.

  7. Dan Thompson Jr August 7, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Poodie was my truest friend in my life , we first met during the time he worked at the Cellar in
    Ft.Worth , Texas . My friends all had something to do with the Club , from Gary Sears whose Father was the Attorney for the Club to Poodie and Snake who looked after us all as our older and wiser Brother .
    Once when I had no where to go or what to do since the Club closed I would go to Austin and just hang out . From the Hole in the Wall to the other spots , Austin became our new home .
    I miss you my Brother , sorry I didn’t start writing songs until living and working around Houston .

    • Steven dillon June 12, 2017 at 6:22 AM

      The Cellar was great and I had fake IDs all through high school to get in there for a lot of acts like Benny Delario who was in the Houston Cellar Club I believe?–Does anyone know who to get in touch with about that great Balloon likeness of Poodie Locke that Willie had tied up on stage at his concerts for a few years after Poodie’s passing ?We had a lead singer in a band here die recently and are trying to find a likeness similar to the one Willie had for Poodie.Please give any info if one has any on this thanks,Steve Dillon(knew Poodie for 20 yrs about)

  8. Dan Thompson Jr August 7, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Poodie will you say hello to Freddy Powers for me ?

  9. Dan Thompson Jr August 7, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    No two truer friends have I known in my life , Guys I hope you enjoy your stay up there now with love , Dan

  10. Dan Thompson Jr August 7, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Oh by the way , now you have time to trade stories with my cousin Ray Price . Maybe I should have told you two that thru the years but sometimes we didn’t think about that at the time .

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