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Edward Sykes

March 15, 1936 March 30, 2018
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Obituary for Edward Sykes

ARETUS EDWARD SYKES

DURHAM: Edward Sykes, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, March 30, 2018, at Hock Hospice Family Pavilion in Durham. He was born in Durham to the late Aretus Samuel Sykes and Lottie Sykes Bullock. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first loving wife, Patsy Ingram Sykes; and eldest son Gary Sykes.

Mr. Sykes was a farmer and then became a forest ranger for the North Carolina Forest Service. Family, friends, hunting and fishing were his passions and he spent many joyful times at his homes on the farm in Durham and at Harkers Island, NC.

Mr. Sykes is survived by his second wife, Gertrude Carroll Sykes; sisters Christine Ferrell and Ruby Hoffman; daughter, Lu Ann Sykes/Barbara Geier; son, Steve Sykes/Lisa; and grandchildren, Shane Sykes/Meghan, Kristen Sykes/Logan Avant, Jacob Sykes, Jessica Sykes, Skyler Pitts-Sykes, and great grandchildren, Hunter Sykes, Cydney Sykes and Landon Avant

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd at Leesville Road Baptist Church located at 6211 Leesville Road, Durham NC 27703. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow the services in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

The family welcomes flowers or donations to Leesville Road Baptist Church.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation Prior to the Service

Tuesday

3

Apr

1:00 PM 4/3/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
Leesville Road Baptist Church

6211 Leesville Road
Durham, NC 27703

Leesville Road Baptist Church
6211 Leesville Road Durham 27703 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

3

Apr

2:00 PM 4/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
Leesville Road Baptist Church

6211 Leesville Road
Durham, NC 27703

Leesville Road Baptist Church
6211 Leesville Road Durham 27703 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodlawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703

2107 Liberty St. Durham 27703 NC
United States
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