Wayne Dykes of Harrisonville, Missouri was born November 18, 1935 in Harrisonville, Missouri the son of Earl Theodore and Ada Louise (Carnes) Dykes. He departed this life on Friday, March 18, 2022 at the Crown Care Center, Harrisonville at the age of 86 years and 4 months.
In 1954 Wayne enlisted as a Machinist Mate in the US. Navy post Korean conflict and sailed around the world aboard USS Midway. He was honorably discharged in 1956.
On August 2, 1957, Wayne was united in marriage to Evelyn Woods in Garden City, Missouri.
Wayne was employed with Southwestern Bell, Kansas City, Missouri where he started as a lineman, went to inside installer and then to engineer until his retirement in 1993. Wayne was a member of the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville where he served as a deacon, on the building committee and drove the bus to church camp. He served as President of the Harrisonville Youth Baseball Program, on the Booster Club, President of the Band Booster Club and drove “Big Blue” to band competitions. Wayne was also a Scottish Rite in the Masons, was a Shriner and served as President of the Shriner’s Enrollment Committee for new Shriners and also was in the Legion of Honor. He enjoyed reading, spending time with family and friends, investing and keeping current on the Stock Market, doing yard work and having a well-manicured yard. Wayne and Evelyn loved to travel especially to Hawaii, Utah and Jamesport.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Dykes on December 26, 2010; two sisters, Mary Brown and Lois Phillips.
Wayne is survived by a son, Ret. Navy Captain Randall Dykes and wife Leslie, Burke, Virginia; a daughter, Sandi Jackson and husband Harold, Harrisonville, Missouri; 7 grandchildren, Zach, Lindsey, Hannah, Heath, Chad, Alex and Scott; 9 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
Family received friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the funeral home.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
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