Funeral services for John Mark Dykes, 73, Arp, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Cottle Funeral Home Chapel with Randy Dykes officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery under direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.
Mr. Dykes died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at The Hospice of East Texas HomePlace, Tyler, after a very lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Tyler to the late Houston Cross Dykes and Florence Viola King Dykes.
He served in the U.S. Navy
from 1959 to 1965 during the Vietnam era and he was an electrical instrument fitter.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Danette and Steve Sublette, Whitehouse; grandchildren, Jessica Sublette and Jacob Sublette, Whitehouse; brother, Carol Dykes, Jacksonville; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and family.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Jolly, David Reed, Randy Dykes, Glen Dykes, Tommy Dykes and Randy Hunt.
Visitation for friends will be Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701.
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