Funeral services for Mr. Leroy Dykes, 76, will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Cotton Valley with the Rev. Kenneth DeHart officiating.
Interment will follow in Cotton Valley Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Cotton Valley.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Dykes was born on Oct. 9, 1939 in Henderson, Texas and passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at his home in Cotton Valley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. and was retired from Penrod Drilling Company after 30 years of service. He loved music, playing the trumpet, animals, collecting scrap metal and watching LSU football. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who dearly loved his children.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pat Dykes; two daughters, Sherry Isherwood and husband, Philip of Shreveport, Amy Phillips and husband, Kerry of Shongaloo; son, Billy Dykes and wife, Devet of Ringgold; three grandchildren, Ryker Phillips, Raiden Phillips, Haley Dykes; one great-granddaughter, Raleigh Franklin; brother, Charles Branton and wife, Janice; two sisters, Mary Owens of Shreveport, Ella Mae Cheatham of Homer; and his beloved dog, Leo.
Mr. Dykes was preceded in death by his parents, Lamar Q. and Alta Branton, brothers, James Dykes, Edward Dykes and George Dykes.
Pallbearers will be Billy Dykes, Philip Isherwood, Kerry Phillips, Dave Phillips, Charles Branton and Chuck Branton.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and Aime Hospice Care for their care and compassion during Mr. Dykes illness’.
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