Gene P. Dykes

Mr. Gene P. Dykes, age 70, of Center passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Center.

He was born on April 16, 1942, in Winnsboro to the late Glen C. Dykes and Dolly J. Banks Dykes. He was a major in the U.S. Army and served two tours in the Vietnam War.

He is survived by the mother of his sons, L. Ruth Dykes of Mount Vernon; sons, Gene P. Dykes II and wife Glenetta of Cypress, Dwight W. Dykes and wife Gianna of Dallas; sisters, Mary A. Taylor and husband Joe of Overton, Karen K. Campbell of Zavalla; brother, Joe G. Dykes and wife Lanell of Center; stepmother, Frances Dykes of Tyler; five grandchildren, Ryan, Hope, Grace, Camille and Benjamin Dykes.

Graveside services will be on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. in Smyrna Cemetery in Wood County.

Viewing for family and friends will from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro prior to the graveside services.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Jan. 23, 2013