Mr. Cecil Lewis Sykes, Sr., age 78
Of: Erin, TN passed away Monday, January 16, 2023, at his home. He was born May 15, 1944, in Clarksville, TN. Cecil was a member of Spring Hill Church in Cumberland City, TN where he taught Sunday school, Wednesday night Bible study, sang in the choir, and served as Chair of the finance committee. He worked as a forklift operator and later a supply coordinator for General Motors until retirement. Cecil was a member of the UAW, United Auto Workers Union. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and farmer.
Mr. Sykes’s wishes were to be cremated.
Memorial Services for Mr. Cecil Sykes will be conducted at 11:00am Monday, February 6, 2023, at Spring Hill Church in Cumberland City, TN with Rev. Richard Neal and Rev. Brian Henley officiating. Burial of cremains will follow on the Sykes Farm.
Wife of 35 years:
Betty Jean Rhodes Sykes of Erin, TN
Cecil L. Sykes, Jr. (Robin) of Maysville, GA
Melissa Sykes Fowler (Craig Knutson) of Jasper, GA
Michael Caddy (Karen) of Conyers, GA
Tinita Helton (Allen) of Loganville, GA
Rodney Sykes (Patty Brooks) of Erin, TN
Shirley Tice of Oak Ridge, TN
Garrett, Laura (Channing), Chase, Kaitlyn
Haleigh, Casey and Blake
Sam and Shane (Rachel)
6 Great Grandchildren
1 Step Great Grandchild
Preceded in death by:
Parents: James Sykes and Carrie Marie Odham Sykes
Sister: Barbara Ann Swaw
Arrangements by Spann Funeral Home (615) 446-1123