Billy Gene Sykes passed away at his residence Monday, January 22, 2018. He was born in White Bluff, Arkansas on May 25, 1933 the son of Byron and Emma Sykes. He served in the United States Army and received the National Defense Service Medal. Mr. Sykes worked as a decorator in the Union for the Freeman Company. He married Rhonda Braden on April 1, 2000 in Mesquite, Texas.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife; children, Angelia Howe (Cody), Thomas Braden (Rachel), Jonathan Letteri (Emily), Dawn Diane (Mike), and Jeannie Geilfuss; grandchildren, Destany, Alexis, Tommy Jr., Frankie, Bella, Luke, Kaden, Mikey, and Summer; great-grandson, Wesley; sister, Ginnie Sykes; sister-in-law, Cheryl Braden; brother-in-law, Kelvin Braden; service dog, Elliott Sykes; special friends, Jodi Lewis, Whiskers for Wounded Veterans, and Ishmael, Rose, & family.
Mr. Sykes was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be held later at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whiskers for Wounded Warriors, 709B West Rusk St., #325, Rockwall, Texas 75087.