Jeff Dykes


Memorial services for Jeff Dykes, 55, of Longview will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 2, at Faith Baptist Church in Kilgore with Rev. Scott Thomas officiating. Mr. Dykes died November 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born on October 13, 1962 in Orange, Texas, to Delvin and Peggy Dykes.

Jeff graduated from Pinecrest Christian Academy in 1980, and he worked in the oilfield before meeting his wife, and joined the Texas Army National Guard in 1983. He began his career with Hanks Fine Furniture in 1992. In 2016, he started a family owned and operated business, American Wood Goods. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Kilgore.

He is preceded in death by his father, Delvin Dykes of Kilgore.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 34 years, Kim Dykes of Longview; children, Jeffery Dykes Jr. of San Diego, Heather Kennedy and husband Jordon of Texarkana, Jacob Dykes of Texarkana, and Jessica Dykes of Texarkana; mother, Peggy Dykes of Hallsville; one grandchild; sisters, Tammy Sherrod and husband Donald of Kilgore, Carla Allen and husband Gary of Hallsville, Rena Dykes of Liberty City, Laura Stanley and husband Keith of Kilgore, and Denver Dykes of Kilgore; brothers, Tony Dykes and wife Gaylynn of Kilgore and Heath Dykes and wife Pam of Montgomery, and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members.

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 2304 Stone Road Kilgore, Texas 75662.

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