Who is Thomas Locke? Wiki, Biography, Age, Kelly Plasker’s Son, Suicide, Cause of Death, Instagram

Thomas Locke Wiki – Biography

Thomas Locke (born Thomas Riley Locke) was the son of Kelly Plasker and Jon Locke. Kelly Plasker died on August 30, 2020, at age 42. She was a weather forecaster for KCBD NewsChannel 11 in Lubbock, Texas.

Thomas Locke Age

He was born on March 4, 1998, in San Antonio, Texas, United States. He died on February 18, 2018. He was 19 years old.

Thomas Locke Death – Thomas Locke Suicide

TV weather forecaster Kelly Plasker’s son Thomas Locke died on February 18, 2018, after hanging himself at home. Speaking about her son, Thomas, to KCBD Anchor and Health Reporter Karin McCay, Kelly said, “He was 19 years old, 2 weeks away from turning 20. With somebody in the house, he still felt so alone that he made that choice.”

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Thomas Locke Cause of Death

Thomas Locke’s cause of death was suicide. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline toll-free number 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.


Thomas Riley Locke’s obituary published by Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers read in part, “Thomas was always a very loving young man who deeply cared for his friends, family, or a stranger in need of care. Although the school was not a big priority, his high level of intelligence was undeniable.

“Survivors include his mother, Kelly Plasker; step-father, Brandon Jones; father, Jon Locke, and wife, Amy; siblings, Bailey and Spencer Jones; Madison Locke Chester and husband; Troy, Sydney, Kirsten, and Cooper Locke; aunt, Kristin Plasker; maternal grandfather, Alvis Plasker; maternal grandmother, Deborah Williamson, and husband, Richard; paternal grandparents, Billy, and Dorothy Locke; Thomas is also survived by his faithful companion, Church an Alaskan husky mix.”

Kelly Plasker Death

Kelly Plasker on August 30, 2020, at the age of 42, following a distressing final social media post on Sunday, August 29, 2020. Kelly Plasker shared a lengthy Facebook post, saying: “I got thrown off course in high school by a man twice my age. My band director, using his time at Frenship high school to find his new “soul mate!

‘He was supposed to be somebody looking out for me, but instead of looking out for me, he looked at me in ways that men should not look at children. And I realize now that predators pick off easy prey. Particularly those without much family support or resources.
The bad habits and games being in that 5-year long relationship can be called grooming and abusive at times call it total manipulation. I have unfortunately carried into relationships of mine that would’ve probably been beautiful had I not been convinced that I wasn’t worth that I was never going to be good enough for anybody with which I can make memories and grow old together.

“He snuffed out my future and my ambitions in the most influential time of my life, my prime when I had so many doors and opportunities to explore but he was selfish convincing me that he didn’t want me to leave Lubbock Texas. And then the promises came. The promises of the new life together with the promises of conquering the world in business to grow. Those promises quickly shattered when I learned that he was still playing house in two different cities. The rest is a sorted history depending on who you ask. The bottom line I tried to encourage Jon to love Thomas but I have sadly learned that not only were Laura and me his students and victims of his inappropriate use of authority as an educator but have been contacted by more women with the same stories; only now realizing how perversely pervasive, things situations which are still happening in our school systems MUST STOP! Thanks all I needed to get out there as my final confession for the sins I am responsible for adding to the cross. I love you, my friends. My brain is broken and I cannot take it anymore.”

KCBD vice president and general manager Dan Jackson confirmed her death in the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of KCBD weekend morning forecaster Kelly Plasker. Kelly was a dedicated member of the KCBD weather staff, well-liked by viewers, and admired by her co-workers. Our deepest sympathies go out to Kelly’s family in this time of great loss.

“We would like to thank the many viewers who have reached out through our social media channels in kindness and support to honor Kelly’s memory. Grief counselors have been made available to all members of the KCBD family struggling with this heartbreaking news.”

KCBD remembered Kelly Plasker in an on-air tribute, calling her a “bright spot in our weekend mornings, and in our lives.” News anchor Kase Wilbanks said in the on-air tribute: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of KCBD weekend morning forecaster Kelly Plasker. Kelly was a dedicated member of the KCBD weather staff, well-liked by viewers and admired by her co-workers. Our deepest sympathies go out to Kelly’s family in this time of great loss.”

KCBD anchor Sharon Maines said in a Facebook post: “My friend (and co-worker) died this morning and I’m absolutely heartbroken. Kelly Plasker had a smile as big as Texas and a heart of gold. She loved big and hurt deeply. Her heart was broken from the suicide death of her son Thomas, and then her father’s sudden death just months later. Her grief was a daily struggle but she put on that smile and persevered. If any of you are struggling please please please talk to someone. There are so many broken hearts today. Prayers for Kelly’s two children and her family and all of us who loved her.”

Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee tweeted: “So sad for her family. Don’t know that I could’ve been swayed in my darkest moments but I’m grateful I’m here & can share: you aren’t alone. A hospital is an easy place to start-no shame in going. They can help you find the RIGHT kind of help. It’s why I’m managing & healing today.”

Meteorologist James Spann tweeted: “People you know are experiencing pain you will never understand. Consider kindness and empathy. If you are worried about someone or if you yourself are feeling vulnerable or suicidal call 1-800-273-8255. Getting help is not a sign of weakness, but a show of strength.”

Townsquare Media said in a statement: “We are all mourning the loss of Kelly Plasker. Not just her family, and not just her work family. Everyone in Lubbock who knew her knows we’ve lost someone special, and the world is now a little less bright. Kelly was a beloved member of the Townsquare Media family, where she provided news, entertainment, and laughter each day to the city of Lubbock as part of radio station 94.5 KFMX’s morning show, TheRockShow. Her infectious laughter and passion will be greatly missed in the studio. Townsquare Media has provided grief counseling services to employees during this difficult time. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with Kelly’s family.”

Cause of Death

Kelly Plasker’s cause of death was suicide.


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