Eldon R. Sykes, 79, of Lima died 5:55 p. m., Friday August 31, 2012 at Lima Convalescent Home. He was born December 3, 1932 in Allen county, Ohio to Chester James and Florence Lillian Kilpatrick Sykes, both parents are deceased. He married Anne Lee Wiesenmayer April 13, 1953 and she preceded him in death March 10, 2008.
Mr. Sykes was a 1950 graduate of Lima South High School and an Air Force Veteran of four years. He enjoyed fishing and watching sporting events but most of all he enjoyed his family of whom he was so proud. Mr. Sykes was in management and sales in the Real Estate, Grocery and Automotive industries.
Survivors include 3 daughters: Dawn C. (Mel) Kitchen, Laurie A. (Joe) Martino and Leslie L. (Gary) Joseph of; 6 grandchildren: Phil (Kelly) Martino, Tony (Meghan) Martino, Matt Thiedt, Alicia Hornsby, Heather (Ryan) Guth and Trevor Simmons, 8 great grandchildren; a sister Sandra (Dave) Rufener.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers: C. Neil (Norma) Sykes and Merlyn (Betty) Sykes and a sister Eleanor (Rolland) Luginbuhl.
Memorial service will begin 11:00 a .m. Tuesday September 4 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with his sister Sandra Rufener officiating, burial will be at a later date at Shawnee Cemetery. Military rites will be provided V.F.W. Post 1275. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be given to Angels for Animal Rescue League 211 S. Greenlawn Ave. Elida, OH 45807
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am