John Lockhart First Annual Charity Foundation Golf Tournament

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

What a wonderful celebration of life for John Lockhart we had this past week! John was our friend, colleague in the real estate industry, and leader in Austin. John’s career in music made him a hugely influential, sought-after seasoned guitarist, songwriter, and bandmate. He was a highly respected musician and guitarist in Austin and beyond for over 30 years. We all admired his smile, grace, and open heart. John was also an award-winning member of the Austin Title team, and loved his family, dogs, and even a round of golf when he could find the time.

John was most proud of his service to God…which he mentored so many at Gateway Church in NW Austin TX, where he played in the Church band. Serving others and sharing the spirit he embodied was who he was.

John formed Suede Austin in late 2006 with drummer Chris Skiles on a long drive home from touring Texas on weekends. They brought in legendary bassist Danny Swinney, ace vocalist and guitarist Brian Andrew Lee and the inimitable Robert Wagner to front the band. From Sunday nights in the cold in front of 10 people, to Radio City Music Hall and sold-out shows for 13 years and counting…Suede has been a band of brothers. Suede vows to keep the music alive as John instructed..…still the leader until the end.

Coldwell Banker was proud to sponsor the 9th hole on the First Annual John Lockhart Foundation Charity Golf Tournament held at the Avery Ranch Golf Club. Laurie West, his sister is in our NW office and a member of the John Lockhart Foundation.

Due to his passing during COVID they postponed his celebration of life for a year but produced an amazing 3 day extravaganza in 2021: Golf Tournament, Suede Concert and Memorial Service. What fun we had at the #9 hole, passing out water, soft drinks, beer, salty snacks and lip balm!

John felt strongly about taking responsibility to care for children by helping young victims of abuse tell their story through the works of The Center For Child Protection.

Every Year the John Lockhart Foundation will be holding this Golf Tournament. I'm so glad we are committed to making this a yearly event for Coldwell Banker Realty too! RIP John Lockhart.

                          Here is the last song John wrote for all of us:


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Comments (11)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I wish this charity nothing but success and health and wealth with love and light! :

Apr 11, 2021 09:29 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Laura..its a worth cause and one John wanted to contribute.

Apr 12, 2021 09:49 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Dorrie,  Something special about being involved with something from the ground floor.  I would think especially so with all this event represents.  Best in success with each year added.  Mark

Apr 12, 2021 03:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you! We all loved John and a good way to keep his memory alive.

Apr 12, 2021 09:49 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie -  that is a nice tribute to your friend John Lockhart.  It is also an important cause. 

Apr 12, 2021 04:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi is a wonderful cause and good way to keep Johns name alive!

Apr 12, 2021 09:50 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - this golf tournament sounds like a nice way to honor John who obviously gave so much of himself to his community, business colleagues and so many others.  

Apr 12, 2021 05:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

John was a one of a loving and offered himself to everyone who he came in contact with.

Apr 12, 2021 09:51 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. John's cotribution was more than entertainment. He was a positive contributor to the community. May his influence continue well into the future. Enjoy your day.

Apr 12, 2021 05:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I couldn't agree more Wayne.

Apr 12, 2021 09:51 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

What a wonderful tribute that you gave for this man and I hope that the golf tournament in his honor will always raise a great deal of money for something he cared a lot about.

Apr 12, 2021 05:38 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Its an event I know will be looked forward to each year!

Apr 12, 2021 09:52 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Dorie! Looks like a fun way to honor a great man

Apr 12, 2021 07:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Most certainly!

Apr 12, 2021 09:52 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Dorie, 

I am sure John would be so proud to know he is being remembered and honored in this way.  Also, his music lives on...

Apr 12, 2021 09:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Sheri,

He planned so much for the foundation as he sufferd through so many agonizing cancers. He was truly the most amazing man!

Apr 12, 2021 09:54 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- what a beautiful tribute to John Lockhart! What better way to keep his memories and good deeds alive than with the Annual Charity Foundation Gold Tournament. 

Apr 12, 2021 11:13 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie that is a wonderful tribute.  Did you play golf, or help put on the event.

Apr 12, 2021 03:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Coldwell Banker sponsored one of the holes so it was our job to man it and pass out beer, water, soft drinks, salty snaks and lip balm! I use to play but not anymore.

Apr 23, 2021 12:42 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm just revisiting this one and it seems that you all are pretty happy with this one in the comments

Apr 13, 2021 08:51 PM