Dent Dykes Jr.

Published 2:13 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Dent Dykes Jr., a resident of the Rio Community, went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2022.

Born Sept. 16, 1957 to Denver “Dent” and Ethel Dykes, he had many accomplishments in his life.

He was an honor graduate of PRCC and was also selected in Who’s Who Among Students in American Jr. Colleges. A member of Palestine Baptist Church, he loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

He leaves behind a wife of 40 years, Sarah Williams Dykes; a son, Jeremy Dykes (Tanya); daughter, Karah Turner (Micah); four grandchildren, Matthew and Kyrie Dykes and Jade and Kali Turner; and his mother, Ethel Dykes; two brothers, Ronald and Phillip Dykes; and a sister, Philis Dykes.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Dykes; and a sister, Wyvon Holliday.

He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Palestine Baptist Church on Saturday, May 21, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. with Brother Fred Brumfield officiating. Please join family and friends celebrating his life.