Graceville barber Euliss Locke will be celebrating “50 Years of Haircuts” August 8-11 at his shop on Brown Street in Graceville. Locke attended Tallahassee Barber College on the G.I. Bill after his service in Vietnam and began working in Graceville in 1966 with Kenneth Taylor. After Taylor left barbering for full-time ministry, Locke bought City Barber Shop and remains its sole proprietor today. His work has spanned generations with every style from buzz cuts to lengthy sideburns and has produced hundreds of friends in three countries. He still enjoys a successful business and the good fellowship that brings Monday through Thursday.
He is married to Luwana (Barber) Locke and has two sons, Ben and Jeff, a daughter-in-law Sule, and two grandchildren, McKenzie and Tucker. When he’s not at the shop, he’s either camping or farming at home in the Orange Hill community of Washington County. Locke also served on the Washington County School Board, and is a charter member of New Life Fellowship in Chipley.