Billy Gene Dykes, 84, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
Billy was born Aug. 18, 1927, in Boswell, Okla. and married Sybil Kennedy. She preceded him in death Aug. 3, 2000. Billy served his country in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Dykes and wife Joanna, Gerald Dykes and wife Linda and Bobby Dykes, all of Big Spring; one daughter, Karen Smith of Fort Worth; one brother, Charles A. Dykes of Big Spring; four sisters, Eileen Pellerin of West Virginia, Edith Gonzalez of Huntington Beach, Calif., Mary Bloesma of Harbor, Ore., and Desi Parrish of Detroit, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Billy was preceded in death by his parents, C.A. and Susie (May) Dykes; and two sons, Billy Boy Dykes and William Paul Dykes.
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com