Elton N. Sikes Jr.

Born: Fri., Jan. 6, 1928
Died: Mon., Sep. 11, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 13, 2017
Location: Lyons Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 14, 2017
Location: Lyons Chapel

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Mr. Elton N. Sikes, Jr. age 89, of Lyons Ga. died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Navicent Hospital in Macon after an accidental fall.  

Mr. Sikes was a native of Ohoopee, Toombs County Ga. living most of his life in Lyons Ga.  Mr. Sikes graduated from Lyons High School in 1946. He was a member of the 1945  State Championship Football Team. He served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War and Vietnam War. His ship, the United States General W.A. Mann under Captain Walker was among the first to enter Pusan Harbor in South Korea to bring out all the gold and silver. He also made a 1951 world cruise on this ship.
After coming home from the War, he continued his education at the University of Georgia and Brewton Parker College.

Mr. Sikes met life’s challenges with a focus and determination to succeed . Most of his occupational life was spent as co-owner of Vidalia Monument Company and sole owner of Vidalia Memorial Service. After retiring from the Monument business he began another career of planting and managing long leaf pine trees.

Mr. Sikes is preceded in death by his parents; Arnold and Pearline Sikes.

Mr. Sikes is survived by his wife of 64 years, Johnie Wyll Sikes of Lyons; and his son Barry Sikes of Lyons.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Elton  N.  Sikes Jr.  will be held Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Lyons Chapel with  Reverend Trent Akins and Reverend Jimmy Dupree officiating. Interment will follow at Lyons City Cemetery with Military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Lyons Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Paula Palmer Jones
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
Mrs. Sikes, I am so sorry for your loss. Take in the comfort from those around you, we all love you.

Sue Rustin Grisham
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
Johnie and Barry, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know you both will have an empty spot in your lives. Remember your happy times. God bless you. Love you, Cousins.

Marcia Partin Moore
   Posted Tue September 12, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Praying that you will feel the comfort and peace of our Lord.

Reid Thompson
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Toby Burke O'Neal
   Posted Wed September 13, 2017
Johnie and Barry Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My daddy thought a lot of Jr. He did business with him in the monument business. Just ask the Lord to wrap His Loving Arms around you, and comfort you during this time. Just remember the many memories you have.

Steve and Kathy Burton & Family
   Posted Mon September 18, 2017
Ms. Johnie and Barry, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

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